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How a Young Girl’s Journey With Cancer Continues To Inspire

Hannah K., journalist

At the age of 13, Bella Muntean created an organization called Angel Heart of Hope during her battle with osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer, with the mission of bringing joy to children experiencing similar life-threatening illnesses and spreading awareness about childhood cancer. Now, more than three years after her passing, her ministry lives on through the family, friends, and community who loved her.

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Rhode Island Non-profit Lends a Helping Hand to Immigrants and Refugees

Diane K., journalist

A few months ago, the U.S. immigrant population reached a record of 46.2 million, which is the highest number recorded in American history. In Rhode Island, one in five people is an immigrant, making up about 13% of the population. One non-profit organization, called the Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island, lends a helping hand to those immigrants by assisting them to settle in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts.

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Is Female Discrimination in the Workforce Worsening?

Danielle C., journalist

Women comprise largely 50% of the total world population. Yet, this ratio does not hold true in the workforce. Since movements in the 20th century that pushed for equal access to education, women have increasingly achieved educational levels that match – if not overcome – those of men. However, this fact remains unseen as women continue to face not only inequality through wage gaps but also the prevention of stepping up and attaining key positions within valued industries, such as engineering and technology. 

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The Fight for Equity in the Way Policymakers Govern

Croix E., journalist

In recent years, the larger public has become more aware of issues dealing with racial justice. Grappling with tough issues such as racial justice means finding a way towards equity. As that awareness increases, so does overall mindfulness around the consequences of inequity. Legislators on the state level are figuring out creative ways to shape policy and govern using an equitable framework. This means encouraging, developing, and sustaining a model of governance that is based on not only identifying systemic racism and injustice but also reaching a point where communities are finally eliminating those problems.

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December Comics

“Reflecting on 2020”
Addison Hazuda
Going into 2022, many people may be reflecting on these past years. What would you say if someone asked you about 2020 in sixty years? It was surely an unforgettable time, and no amount of decades can erase those memories, for better or for worse!

Credit: Addison Hazuda

“Color”
Annakiya Artemiw
The legend goes that thousands of years ago, there was once a thing called color. Supposedly the witches and wizards decided humans got too powerful and removed it all from the world. Now Athena the human has found a map that may locate how to restore color and magic back to humans. To be continued…

Credit: Annakiya Artemiw

How Safe Are Sanitation Products?

Diane K., journalist

Since the start of the pandemic, sanitation products have provided a barrier against the coronavirus for countless people around the world. As in-person activities increase close contact with other people in different environments, sanitation products have become more of an essential part of everyone’s lives. Due to this necessity, some people may wonder: how safe are they?

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Old School Fossil Fuel Economy Versus a New School Clean Energy Economy

Croix E., journalist

Policymakers must decide if it’s worth holding on any longer to an aging oil and gas industry that’s losing jobs and harming the environment or if they should go with fast-growing and safer clean energy future.

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James Gunn’s the Suicide Squad Is an Exciting Masterpiece, Full of Heart… and Hearts.

Cole B., journalist

In the summer of 2018, James Gunn, director of the popular Guardians of the Galaxy films, was fired from Disney/Marvel after the offensive social media posts of his past resurfaced on the internet after 10+ years. Shortly after this, Gunn apologized for his insensitive, immature comments, and was hastily hired by Warner Bros. Pictures to direct any film he wanted. He created The Suicide Squad–one of the greatest comic book movies in recent years.

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Los Angeles Takes on the Climate Crisis

Sadie W., journalist

It is no secret that the city of Los Angeles is a hot place. Whether one is struggling to find an air conditioner for sale in the summer months or is wearing shorts in the middle of winter, it is something that every LA resident has experienced. An article by Los Angeles Almanac states, “by the end of the 1990s, average temperatures in Los Angeles had risen 3 degrees Fahrenheit above those of the 1940s.” This rise in temperature, mixed with decade-long droughts, has created a real problem for the city. As a result, climate change activists and politicians have been forced to try to resolve this concern in very creative ways.

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The Misconceptions of the Asian-American Community

Julian-Alexandre W., journalist

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been a multitude of heinous hate crimes against Asians. Counting just 15 major cities alone, there has been a 169% spike in anti-Asian crimes. Frankly, these recent attacks on Asian Americans are shocking as they are unprovoked, unimaginable, and un-American. Anti-Asian hate stems from misleading information about Asians and the COVID-19 pandemic. My community is being targeted because people think Asians are vulnerable and submissive; however, these untrue stereotypes… these malicious misconceptions have long existed and still carry a stigma in today’s society. 

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