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Does Social Media Activism Take a Mental Toll?
Health

Does Social Media Activism Take a Mental Toll?

By Kayla-Ajanae Archer-Buckley Social media has become a key component of activism in the last few years. Movements are easily able to gain traction with the use of hashtags. Popular platforms like Twitter also make it easier to spread information through infographics, circulate crowdfunding pages and share other resources. On its 10-year anniversary in 2016,…

Boycotts don’t work the way you think.
Economics

Boycotts don’t work the way you think.

By Jeresa Anderson The Montgomery Bus Boycott started Dec. 5, 1955, after the arrest of Rosa Parks due to her refusal to move from her seat on a bus. The boycott is seen as the first large-scale demonstration against segregation in the U.S. Since then, boycotts have become a popular tactic for protesters fighting for…

Court Decision on Asylum Seekers Resonates with Washington Area Latinos
Immigration, News

Court Decision on Asylum Seekers Resonates with Washington Area Latinos

By Énoa Gibson A federal judge has ruled that the Trump administration cannot prevent Central American migrants from requesting asylum at the southwestern border of the United States, a limited victory for the Washington area’s Latino communities. The administration last year began requiring persons fleeing poverty and persecution, mostly in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala,…

But WHY Did They Kill George Floyd?
Civil Rights, Health

But WHY Did They Kill George Floyd?

By Alexis McCowan The medical evidence is definitive on how George Floyd died: asphyxiation, “the state or process of being deprived of oxygen.” And his death was a homicide, “the deliberate and unlawful killing of one person by another.” It is just as certain who killed him: prosecutors have filed murder charges against four Minneapolis…

Uncharted Waters for International Students
Covid-19, News

Uncharted Waters for International Students

By Greer Jackson When Trevonae Williams arrived at Howard University in Washington, D.C., last fall, she never imagined that she would see her freshman year end prematurely — let alone because of a deadly pandemic sweeping across the globe. Williams is an honors journalism student from Manchester, Jamaica, and one of the many international students…

Trump Says He’s Taking Drug That Experts Warn Is Unproven–and Risky–in Treating Virus
Covid-19, News

Trump Says He’s Taking Drug That Experts Warn Is Unproven–and Risky–in Treating Virus

By Kaylan Ware After touting the drug  hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19 for weeks, President Trump has now disclosed that he is taking it himself as a precaution. In mid-March, Trump began making statements promoting the drug that have led to increased demand and limited availability of the antimalarial, arthritis and lupus treating medication….

Trump Administration Takes Aim At Immigrants From Africa
Immigration

Trump Administration Takes Aim At Immigrants From Africa

By Chandler Carter It was the final day of January when the Trump administration announced tighter restrictions on persons from four African nations who would ask permission to move to the United States.“Today, President Trump reaffirmed his oath to protect our Nation by raising the bar of security around the world—ensuring that those who wish…

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