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How Transgender Bathroom Bans Are Rooted in the History of American Restroom Segregation

How Transgender Bathroom Bans Are Rooted in the History of American Restroom Segregation

North Carolina became the first state to mandate discrimination against transgender people, including banning them from using bathrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity. The law guts other protections for LGBT persons. However, the bathroom segregation law in particular is rooted in troublesome fears about bathroom violence […]

by January 2, 2017 10 comments Politics, Trending
Why Do Terrorists Operate From Brussels? The Answer is Not What You Think

Why Do Terrorists Operate From Brussels? The Answer is Not What You Think

In the wake of the terrorist attack on Brussels, many people have expressed surprised that terrorists are still operational in Belgium. Brussels has been a hotbed of jihadists for years. The Paris terrorist attacks were launched by ISIS members living in Brussels, so the country should have been on high […]

by December 17, 2016 0 comments Politics, Trending, World
Secrets from the Unabomber Collection at University of Michigan

Secrets from the Unabomber Collection at University of Michigan

It has been 20 years since the Unabomber’s terrifying saga came to an end with the arrest of Theodore “Ted” Kaczynski. Kaczynski is now serving 8 consecutive life terms for sending bombs through the mail. Although the public was fascinated and repulsed by the mathematician turned anti-technology zealot, Kaczynski has […]

by December 15, 2016 4 comments Trending
New York City Startup Serves Up Rare Dishes Cooked by Refugees

New York City Startup Serves Up Rare Dishes Cooked by Refugees

Even in a city as diverse as New York City, few people have ever had a taste of momo, the bite-sized dumplings that are popular in Nepal. The traditional Nepalese dumpling is filled with meat, flavorful spices, wrapped in delicate dough and then steamed or fried. Thanks to a new […]

by November 4, 2016 4 comments Food, Politics, Trending, World
Uber and Lyft Get the Boot: What Just Happened in Austin

Uber and Lyft Get the Boot: What Just Happened in Austin

Austin is America’s 11th largest city. When the ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft rolled into the city back in 2014, it seemed like a match made in heaven. Austin prides itself on being an oasis of progressivism in the deep south, with a can-do attitude and commitment to keeping things […]

by May 13, 2016 11 comments Politics, Trending
Aerial view of the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Hill and the Mario Filho (Maracana)  stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 10, 2013. The Maracana stadium will host the upcomig Confederations Cup next June, the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. AFP PHOTO /VANDERLEI ALMEIDAVANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian President Impeachment Trial: Will It Impact the Rio Summer Olympics?

Brazil, which hosts the 2016 Olympic Games in just a matter of months, has plunged into chaos with the sudden decision of the Brazil House of Representatives to hold an impeachment trial for President Dilma Rousseff. The country had already been under scrutiny for what many saw as a lack […]

by May 9, 2016 8 comments Politics, Trending, World
Fact-Checking Donald Trump’s Comments on U.S. Education Policy

Fact-Checking Donald Trump’s Comments on U.S. Education Policy

Now that Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee for president, education advocates are asking what his candidacy means for education policy. Trump has not made extensive statements about his positions yet, but he has made his views known on social media and television commercials, and what he has to […]

by May 3, 2016 7 comments Politics, Science, Trending, World
Saturday Night Live’s Best 4 Sketches About Presidential Election 2016

Saturday Night Live’s Best 4 Sketches About Presidential Election 2016

The 2016 presidential election is already one for the record books, with businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump’s shocking run toward the Republican nomination, while on the Democratic side, new voters have been engaged by a Jewish Democratic Socialist. The crazy cast of characters that has emerged  includes an […]

by March 10, 2016 5 comments Arts, Politics
Muslim American Woman Will Compete for Team USA in Olympics Wearing a Hijab

Muslim American Woman Will Compete for Team USA in Olympics Wearing a Hijab

Ibtihaj Muhammad grew up in New Jersey in a typical all-American family. Her mother was a special education teacher and her father was a narcotics detective. She had three sisters and one brother, and all four kids were expected to compete in sports. Like many Americans, the family took their […]

by March 9, 2016 5 comments Politics, Trending
Nancy Reagan Dead at 94; Wife of Ronald Reagan Changed Role of First Lady

Nancy Reagan Dead at 94; Wife of Ronald Reagan Changed Role of First Lady

Nancy Reagan, wife of Ronald Reagan, died on Sunday, March 6 at her home in Los Angeles. The cause of death was congestive heart failure. Life as a Political Wife Nancy was a staunch guardian of her husband’s legacy and was a lighting rod for controversy during his political career. […]

by March 7, 2016 2 comments Politics, Trending