Smoking Out Big Pharma: Why We Haven't Legalized

Amanda Molloy

January 25, 2017


Filed under Politics, Sections

On Oct. 18, 2006, Matt and Paige Figi had twins named Chase and Charlotte. Born without any medical complications, Charlotte seemed to be a happy and healthy baby. But what the Figis didn’t know about their daughter would alter the course of their lives forever.At three months old, Charlotte had her first seizure,...

Birth Behind Bars: Shackling Women During Labor

Birth Behind Bars: Shackling Women During Labor

Rachel Falek

January 25, 2017


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Shawanna Nelson, a prisoner at a correctional facility in Newport, Arkansas, had been in labor for more than 12 hours when she arrived at a local hospital in 2003. Nelson shuffled in when she reached the delivery room with shackled legs. A guard chained her legs and hips to the bed while she g...

Painting the Town Red: The Rise of Left-Wing Populism

Painting the Town Red: The Rise of Left-Wing Populism

Thomas Pool

January 25, 2017


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On both the left and the right, populists are revolting around the world. Right-wing extremists have scored stunning victories with Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, but the left is looking to make a comeback. Beginning with the rise of the Tea Party in 2009, we are entering a new phase of pop...

Dallas' Own United Nations: Going to School as a Refugee

Dallas' Own United Nations: Going to School as a Refugee

Caroline Garrison

January 25, 2017


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Going to school in the U.S. can be hard: Students are expected to juggle classes, extracurricular activities, homework, and maintain an active social life. But for Burmese refugee SB, there's a far greater learning curve.“My first day of school, I did not know what to do,” SB said. “There are ...