The Experiences of First-Generation College Students

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppFirst-generation college students, or students whose parents have not earned a four-year degree, face unique physiological challenges. It begins with the college applications, as they navigate financial aid, choosing a “good fit” out of the thousands of schools, trying to decide if they want to live on or off campus, it results in a stressful process for both the parents and student. Though parents are very supportive of attaining a higher education, their parents and family member does not view college as simply a continuation…

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The Gentrification of Brooklyn Points to a Larger Historical Trend

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppIn 2017, New York City’s largest borough, Brooklyn, lost about 2,000 lower-income residents. At the same time, however, the borough has been attracting a growing number of small businesses as well as about 144,071 higher-income residents. Of every county in New York State, Brooklyn’s nearly six percent jump in population in the span of a one year period puts it second only to the Bronx. However, according to the latest census reports, Brooklyn stands at 2,648,771 residents, which was 2,088 fewer than in 2016. People…

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Argentina Puts Abortion on Their Ballot

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppAfter a month of the legalization of abortion in Ireland, another country is taking a step forward and considering the very controversial procedure. On Wednesday, Argentina’s lower house of Congress will vote whether or not they should make abortion legal during the first 14 weeks of a women pregnancy Abortion in Argentina is illegal, and if the procedure is done women could be jailed for up to four years. Thus removing that freedom from Women in Argentina and giving the government power over a women…

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Work Hard, Play Hard?

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppThe Finnish Institute of Occupational Health has conducted a study to determine which type of drinkers miss work the most. The Study During the course of the study, researchers surveyed more than 47,000 people across the United Kingdom, France, and Finland. The survey asked the participants about their alcohol use as well as the number of sick days they reported over the course of four to seven years. After analyzing the study’s results, researchers were able to divide respondents into five categories, ranging from those…

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World Peace?

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppJune 11, 2018 marks a historic day for the world, as The United States and North Korea meet in a summit hosted by Singapore in order to come to an agreement about nuclear weapons and further build a relationship. Authorities have designated zones around two high-end hotels, including the Capella Hotel on a resort island chosen as the summit venue, as “special event areas” that are subject to stricter security measures, including a ban on drone flights and curbs on maritime traffic. Furthermore, Singapore’s private…

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