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Reproductive injustice: Persecution under fetal homicide laws

Rachel Falek, Editor In Chief

March 31, 2015

Filed under Commentary, Politics

A woman can face up to 70 years in jail for having a miscarriage. That is not a typo. Purvi Patel, a 33-year-old woman, was recently sentenced to prison for 20 years in Indiana for delivering a stillborn fetus.Here’s t...

Environmentalism in Dubai and DC

Miranda Cleland

January 8, 2015

Filed under Culture, Place Holder (Do Not Delete), Politics, The District

Visions of Dubai include enormous malls, vending machines that dispense gold and a police force that drives around in Lamborghinis. Rarely does environmental sustainability come to mind when thinking of this oasis in the Arabian ...

The elephant in the room

Casey Chiappetta

January 8, 2015

Filed under Culture, Place Holder (Do Not Delete), Politics

It’s 2014—it’s time for a frank conversation about coming out. Fearing backlash from family members and friends, and ostracism from social circles shouldn’t determine when people acknowledge a very large part of who...

Protesting pedophilia

Shelby Ostergaard

January 8, 2015

Filed under Culture, Place Holder (Do Not Delete), Politics

John Wojnowski is the man who can’t be moved. He’s the man on the corner, the one holding his sign in front of the Apostolic Nunciature, unofficially referred to as the Vatican Embassy. He’s been standing on the corner of Massa...

Dead man walking

Laura Saini

January 8, 2015

Filed under Culture, Place Holder (Do Not Delete), Politics

Alan Gell spent six years on death row. At the age of 21, he was convicted of robbery and first-degree murder of a 56-year-old retired trucker, Allen Jenkins. Gell’s girlfriend at the time and her friend gave false testimon...

Writing on the walls

Alexa Marie Kelly

January 8, 2015

Filed under Culture, Place Holder (Do Not Delete), Politics

*Trigger warning*American University students are reminded of sexual assault every time they pee.Stickers on bathroom stalls outline resources for sexual assault survivors. These university-designed stickers never refer to anyone ...

Too much new news for us

Too much new news for us

December 8, 2014

Why it's on all of us

Kim Szarmach

November 17, 2014

Filed under Commentary, Culture, Politics

18 percent of women on AU’s campus have reported having an unwanted sexual experience.In a survey conducted last fall, 71 percent of men feel safe on AU’s campus and 51 percent of women feel safe from sexual assault.The n...

HIV's Rising Rates in the District

Julia Rapp

November 10, 2014

Filed under Commentary, Health, Politics, The District

We’ve probably all seen the advertisements at metro bus stops that read: “Get yourself tested” and “We > AIDS.”  In fact, you could say they are relatively commonplace and indicative of the high rates of HIV inf...