By Rachel Rundengan |Staff Writer| A woman found dead in jail, a man suddenly immobilized shortly after his arrest, a man with a medical condition found on the floor of a jail due to negligence, a girl arrived at a juvenile detention only to be taken to a morgue the next day. Death, while in police custody, is needless to say, always very controversial. “A total of 4,446 inmate[s] died in 2013 – an increase of 131 deaths from 2012,” according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics Report on Arrest-Related Deaths (ARD). When ARD occur, many different reactions take place within law enforcement, medical community, and public. Though they might come up with various interesting … [Read more...] about Deaths under police custody need accountability
By Rachel Rundengan |Staff Writer| It is not a mystery nor is it a secret that being rejected sucks. I can safely say that everyone has at least been rejected 10 times, by the age of five. As we grow older though, rejection becomes a little bit more intense and we begin to notice just how much damage a rejection can cause. There have been too many incidences of violence against women due to the outcome of rejection. “More than 80 percent of women worldwide experience some form of street harassment in their lifetime,” stated Lauren McEwen, a writer for the Washington Post. “One out of every six women in the U.S. have been the victim of completed or attempted rape, and almost … [Read more...] about The Violence in Rejection
By Rachel Rundengan |Staff Writer| Education can be a real drag when money, loans, and debts all mean the same thing. Nowadays, it’s almost impossible to carry a conversation about school and education without those three hair-raising words. I often wonder why we should attend college if we’re going to struggle down the road trying to pay off all the money we owe, only to receive the education that we would find later to prevent us from actually living our lives. “Education here is a privilege, while in Europe, it’s a right,” said German foreign exchange student Felix Schönhofer. There are many tuition-free universities in European countries, such as Norway, Sweden, Germany, … [Read more...] about Congratulations, you’re in debt!