Author: Victoria Gagliardo-Silver

Environmentally Unconscious: The 2016 Election and The Environment

This past election cycle brought quite a bit of attention to a certain hot button issue: the issue of many people being hot under the buttons of their shirts this late in the winter season. With President Elect Trump’s pick to lead the EPA, Scott Pruitt, a climate change skeptic, many people have expressed concern of what effect that will have on our nation, our environment, and the universal collective goods we benefit from. First, we have to ask, why is climate change such a serious issue? According to NASA, due to climate change, our planet is suffering from...

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The Facts, and Nothing But: Abortion

Although this is being written for a political website, I don’t plan on getting into the politics of this topic. After all, it’s a heavy topic, one that’s pretty prevalent in the media after the October 19th presidential debate: Abortion.  After all, abortion is an intensely partisan issue; the ideas of being pro-life or pro-choice cause incredible division among our nation. The stances are very clear for both sides, however, the motivations for them are not. And, again, this topic is tricky, and very uncomfortable. We’re talking about religion, advanced medical procedures, and ending a pregnancy. However, I am...

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