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Poverty Does not Discriminate

Poverty Does not Discriminate

Mitsouki Garvey-Sanchez, Opinions Editor October 2, 2018

When you hear the word poverty, many things may go through your mind: rundown neighborhoods, poor people, homelessness, high crime rates and more. Poverty is more than just that. In the state of Connecticut,...

Not in Our Backyard: The U.S.’s Ironic Stance on Sweatshops

Kaitlin Mahar April 20, 2016

Over the years, corporations such as Gap, Apple, and Nike have come under fire for their use of sweatshops to make their products. However, despite this knowledge of the means by which we get our “must-have”...

It’s Not Cheap To Be Poor

Kaitlin Mahar April 13, 2016

The impoverished obviously have less, but did you know being poor is more expensive? A University of Michigan study regarding toilet paper found that the poor spend nearly an extra 6 percent on household...

Impoverished Women Find Unlikely Hero in Melinda Gates

Kaitlin Mahar April 6, 2016

Yes, that Melinda Gates, wife of Microsoft creator and billionaire Bill Gates. In the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s annual letter, Melinda reveals the ugly truth: poverty is sexist. By now, everyone...

In the Face of Poverty, the Lower Class is Fighting a Battle Without Weapons

Kaitlin Mahar March 23, 2016

There’s an article circulating on Facebook about a hardworking, metaphorical college student with a 4.0 GPA whose father (who just so happens to be a Republican), when his daughter described her friend...

Born Into Poverty and Obesity

Elissa Sanci March 23, 2016

Money controls so many aspects of our lives—including our health. I’ve never given much thought to the existing correlation between poverty and obesity, but it’s there and it’s huge (pun intended). Between...

The Politics and Future of Climate Change, Immigration, Technology and Wealth

Patricia Oprea February 17, 2016

“We live in the most prosperous times,” assures Hans Brattskar, aside from what the news is showing.  There is a revolution in life expectancy; people are living longer and healthier lives than in...

Super Bowl Rings Cost More Than My Tuition

Elissa Sanci February 17, 2016

On first glance, I mistook last year’s Super Bowl ring for an over-sized, bedazzled high school class ring as the camera zoomed in on it during Super Bowl 50. I caught myself wondering why anyone would...

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