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February 10, 2019

Compassion. A quality that defines the nature of humanity. The idea that we have the ability to see past our trivial differences and come together to uplift and lend a shoulder to our fellow men. Sadly, it seems as though our society has forgotten what this means. Since 2014, insulin prices have increased by 64%. The ultimatum this means for many patients who can't afford this is death...or debt. 

What can you do? Here's 3 ways...

July 12, 2018

Recently, the last male northern white rhino passed away, leaving the species extinct. These magnificent creatures survived thousands of years before humans. Through record poaching to appease the demand for rhino horns (which have no medical value), habitat fragmentation, and lack of political will to protect rhinos, rhino populations are dwindling. 

What can you do? Here's 3 ways how:

1. Donate (7 mins). The International Rhin...

February 18, 2018

Seven. There have been seven firearm attacks during school hours in 2018. It hasn't even been two full months and already this year is scarred with violence. "Children are being murdered!" Jimmy Kimmel exclaimed as he began to tear up with emotion. The leader of America has offered his thoughts and prayers but has done nothing to prevent yet another school shooting. Last time Australia experienced a similar tragedy, they made...

December 10, 2017

Net neutrality has always been around, and is what makes our Internet experience so amazing. Now, the F.C.C plans to repeal the net neutrality rules that were passed in 2015. What this means for us is that Internet Service Providers AT&T, Verizon, or Comcast can slow down or block access to certain sites on the Internet; we'll have to essentially pay double for no reason other than corporate profits.

What can you do? Here's 3 s...

November 13, 2017

A few days ago, 25 people and an unborn child were killed at a church in Texas. The shooter had a history of domestic abuse and used an assault-type rifle. How many more tragedies do we have to face to realize that action needs to be done? It has barely been a month since the last terrible massacre in Las Vegas.

What can you do? Here's 3 ways how:

1. Donate. (11 minutes). Help families recover from this traumatizing incident by...

October 29, 2017

After the destruction of the recent hurricanes, Puerto Rico is in ruins. There is limited food, low fuel, and lots of damaged infrastructure. There is a lot of work to be done to return this island back to its former state and you can be a part of the rebuilding. This cartoon from Darrin Bell illustrates the inaction and suffering accurately.

What can you do? Here are 4 ways how:

1. Sign a petition (5 minutes) This is amazingly...

October 6, 2017

Wow. Just wow. It seems that America isn't progressing forward but instead going back in time where equality isn't something that we value. Serving your country is one of the most noblest acts an individual can do, and taking that away, not because of some actual physical hindrance, but because of a social construct. Not being LGBT should never be a requirement for anything, and it's saddening that it now is in America's milit...

September 23, 2017

I'm sure many of you have heard about the White House decision to repeal DACA, as well as its tremendous impact it will have on our economy, so I don't need to tell you that removing 800,000 people will only add to the shortage of workers, and that kicking people out of our country just won't create jobs. If this isn't enough, think about what it means to be American: "...Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift...

September 4, 2017

Texas has been hit by Hurricane Harvey with a fury. People have lost their homes, their pets, and their way of life because of this. I don't live in an area that's susceptible to hurricanes; Earthquakes are far more likely, but if there was a disaster then wouldn't you want everyone helping to restore your community, your home, and your lifestyle? Nobody should be abandoned and it's our duty to pitch in. Even if it's not much,...

August 18, 2017

When I heard about the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, I was very shocked.  As I read articles describing what happened and why it happened, I was horrified. So much hatred and violence shouldn't be inflicted on anyone. My heart goes out to Heather Heyer and the two state troopers who perished in these terrible events. However, the most shocking part of all of this, was President Trump's response. The president stated tha...

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