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Are Environmentalists Becoming an Endangered Species?

 

 

By: Emily Canney In the United State an environmentalist is not always the most poplular person at a party. Well, in Latin America environmentalist are not just disliked, they are being murdered at an alarming rate. Between the years 2002 and 2015 the U.K.-based NGO Global Witness recorded that more than 900 environmentalist were killed […]

 

 

Compulsory Licenses: Why U.S. Patent Law Needs an Upgrade

 

 

By: Caleb Sugg Intellectual property law in the U.S. stems from a number of ideas and policies. Specifically, intellectual property law finds its roots in the foundation of all law in the U.S. Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 of the Constitution reads as follows: “The Congress shall have power . . . to promote […]

 

 

Budget Cuts Threaten Potential Disintegration of the Violence Against Women’s Act

 

 

By: Maia Fleischman Earlier this week, President Trump released a blueprint of his planned budget cuts for the upcoming year.  In his blueprint, President Trump reminded the American people why they voted for him—because they entrusted him to make America great again. Specifically, President Trump stated, “ Our aim is to meet the simple, but […]

 

 

Brazilian Supreme Court Begins to the Lay Groundwork for Decriminalization of Abortion

 

 

By: Amanda Greenberg The Brazilian Penal Code, adopted in 1940, decriminalizes abortion only in cases of rape and to save the life of the mother. However, every year an estimated 850,000 Brazilian women risk up to three years in jail to have illegal abortions, many under dangerous conditions. However, on November 29, 2016, the Brazilian […]

 

 

The Secret Black Market that is a Black Mark on Major League Baseball

 

 

By: Daniel Gross This past baseball season, over thirty Cuban players put on uniforms for Major League Baseball teams (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/birthplace.php?loc=Cuba&y=2016). Some like, Aroldis Chapman helping the Chicago Cubs end some kind of infamous drought, or Yoenis Cespedes for the Mets, played integral roles for teams in the postseason. Locally, both Adeiny Hechavarria and the late […]

 

 

Americanizing Cuba

 

 

By: Hailey Blanco The recent decision to open up ties between Cuba and the U.S. has done more than just effect the country’s economy; it has had an incredible effect on the daily lives of the Cuban people. In the past, learning or even speaking English was discouraged. Now, some might say it is becoming […]

 

 

Round One: President Trump v. “Sanctuary Cities”

 

 

By: Bradley Jarrett During his campaign, President Trump vowed to dismantle so called “sanctuary cities” if elected. He promised to cut off all federal funding to these cities and to “work with Congress to pass legislation to protect those jurisdictions that do assist federal authorities.” In his first week in office, President Trump issued an […]

 

 

 

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