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Poverty Does not Discriminate

Poverty Does not Discriminate

Mitsouki Garvey-Sanchez, Opinions Editor

October 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

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, poverty is a significant issue. As of 2017 there were 3,387 people experiencing homelessness and over 700 were children. 95 people with m...

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

Kaitlin Mahar

April 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

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” products, you don’t see people without an iPod or iPhone or clothing and shoes containing...

It’s Not Cheap To Be Poor

Kaitlin Mahar

April 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

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 staples. The Census Bureau reported that over 45 million people live below the poverty line. That’s...

Impoverished Women Find Unlikely Hero in Melinda Gates

Kaitlin Mahar

April 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

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 is more than aware of the wage gap - on average, women earn $0.79 for every dollar men earn. But...

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

Kaitlin Mahar

March 23, 2016


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

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 and fellow student’s laziness and resulting 2.0 GPA, suggests that his daughter deduct 1.0 from...

Born Into Poverty and Obesity

Elissa Sanci

March 23, 2016


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

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 2003 and 2007, obesity rates increased by 10 percent for low-income children; children fro...

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

Patricia Oprea

February 17, 2016


Filed under Campus News and Events, University of New Haven

“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 any other past epoch. Hans Brattskar’s own people also top the life-expectancy list; he is from...

Super Bowl Rings Cost More Than My Tuition

Elissa Sanci

February 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

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 want an eyesore like that. And then I caught myself wondering—and Googling—how much that eye...

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