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“3 out of 4 College Students Say They’re Stressed”: Anxiety and Depression on College Campuses

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“They’re free at last, but it’s a double-edged sword,” Jared is a 19-year-old undergraduate student studying Biology at a four-year university. Like many students, Jared had a hard time transitioning…

Comic Strips: From Medieval Times to Movie Theaters

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Some people might believe that comic books originated in the United States or that they are a modern invention. In reality, this genre dates back to medieval times. Comic strips…

From Grassroots Activism to Founding South African Democracy: Rolihlahla Mandela

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Five years ago, on December 6, 2013, the world lost a remarkable man who helped change so many lives. This man was given the name ‘Rolihlahla’ by his father when he…

Colin Kaepernick: The Silent Protest with a Thunderous Impact

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Colin “Kap” Kaepernick was arguably one of the best up-and-coming quarterbacks in the NFL in his prime. His career, however, was conflicted by his decision to sit during the national…

Autodefensas: Mexico’s Self-Defense Forces

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It is estimated that, by the 1980s, Mexico’s drug cartels were slowly forming and beginning to operate. By the early 2000s, their presence was increasingly felt through the wave of…

Deadly Mistake: 14-Year-Old-Boy Exonerated 70 Years Later

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June 16, 1944 was execution day at the Central Correctional Institution in Columbia, and next on the docket to confront the electrical chair was George Stinney, a 14-year-old African American boy…

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Edgewood ISD Chicano Walkouts: Learning About the Growing History of Discrimination in San Antonio Schools

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“In my mind the system did discriminate probably the worse against Mexican Americans, almost all the kids in the very poorest districts were mostly Mexican American.”- Dr. Albert Kauffman (A.K.)…

The Burns of Freedom: The Courageous Journey of Asma Yaqoob

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Rejection is not something people deal with easily. When people are turned down because the other wants to preserve her own freedom, it is hard not to feel a small…

“Mama There Goes That Man”: The Story of Kobe Bryant’s Miraculous 81 Point Game

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“With the thirteenth pick in the 1996 NBA Draft, the Charlotte Hornets select Kobe Bryant from Lower Merion High School in Pennsylvania”(David Stern). These words were the start of it…

The United States turns its back on Human Rights.

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It was between the hours of  8:30 and 10:30 am on the morning of September 11, 2001 that the unthinkable happened in the United States. Four passenger airplanes were hijacked…

The U.S. Key To Victory: The Navajo Code Talkers Of WWII

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“Jó áádóó Laman bidineʼé ałdóʼ tʼáá bí ałkʼiijééʼ; dóó díí kéyah tʼáá ałtso bikááʼgóó diné ndaʼahiltseedgo hahoolzhiizh; doo díí daʼahijigą́ ndootʼihígíí éí doo bił bééhózin da.”“And behold also, the Lamanites…

Craigslist and Backpage: The Websites Used for Sex Trafficking

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Winner of the Fall 2018 StMU History Media Award for Best Article in the Category of “Human Rights” Have you ever wanted to make some easy money by selling your…

Injustices, Police Brutality, Death, and Triumph: The Story of the Memphis Sanitation Strike

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Robert Walker and Echol Cole were not soldiers going to fight in a war or police officers in a gang-ridden city when they lost their lives; they were Memphis sanitation…