activism

Grassroots campaigns have proven instrumental in bringing about political, social or environmental change; you've got to start somewhere-might as well start here.

The Age of Complacency
Every once in a while, there's an event that everyone thinks will shake things up. Whether it's reports of things like concentration camps for illegal immigrants, the leak of the Panama and the Paradi...
Why Homeless People Stay Homeless
The homeless problem in California will get worse before it gets better. Our high cost of living doesn’t help homeless people. They often choose the streets, despite the fact that 700 people die from ...
Better Ways of Protesting the Alt-Right
I can’t go to protests since I get very stressed around violence, then you can figure out a way to protest with writing, song, poetry, fiction, journalism, and more. I want to give rise to my fiction ...
Stripes Joplin5 days ago
Gun Violence in America
“These events are terrifying because they occur without warning in the most mundane places. Most of the victims are chosen not for what they have done but because of where they happen to be.”—The Wash...
Bria Elizabeth10 days ago
Why Plastic Straws Are Being Banned
Plastic straws have been in many headlines recently. Popular celebrities like Kim Kardashian-West have made public announcements that they have completely cut out plastic straws from their homes and r...
The Homeless Problem in the United States
Throughout the world, the homeless exist. They do not have steady jobs or homes. They are usually on illegal substances, like marijuana, and often alcohol as well. They have to exist outside all the t...
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Dr. Williams15 days ago
The Audacity of Leadership
For some time now, there has and continues to be such audacity of our leaders to presume that they have done no harm to the American way of life. In sharp contrast to their rhetoric, the United States...
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Dr. Williams17 days ago
Is This the Shape of Things to Come?
As the soft gentle summer breeze flows, it is hard to imagine all the horror taking place in today's modern world. It seems mankind has really done it this time. Many of us especially baby boomers hav...
Bailey K17 days ago
What Is the Point of Zero-Waste?
Is it the right way to save the environment?
Bailey K23 days ago
Banning Straws Will Not Save the Oceans
The removal from straws from cities or chain coffee shops isn't a substantial enough difference to make any real change, and the fixation on straws is honestly, just strange. While plastic straws are ...
Lily Hoffman23 days ago
Why Are Companies Getting Rid of Plastic Straws? The Answer Shocked Me
If you’re anything like me, from the time you wake up to the time you go to bed you’re sipping on coffee, tea, or red wine. Try as I might, no amount of Crest Whitestrips can keep up with my drinking ...
Lewis Convery25 days ago
An Era of Censorship?
I stumbled across an article while wandering online yesterday and it scared me a little. I’ll cover why and the implications I think we have seen, are seeing, and will continue to see in regards to th...
Robert Wellsa month ago
Overcoming Phone Anxiety Through Civic Engagement
Most of my friends know that I suffer from debilitating phone anxiety. Having to call someone I don't personally know makes all of my muscles tense up, and asking for something over the phone is often...
Sam P.a month ago
Immigration
"Go back to where you came from!" "Immigrants are taking our jobs!" "Immigrants will cause the downfall of America." These are things that a lot of us, immigrants, hear on a daily basis. What do we do...
Eleanor Noycea month ago
The Politics of Being Queer: How the LGBTQ+ Community Swapped Protests for Parties
On June 28, 1970, the Christopher Street Liberation Parade marked the first anniversary of the Stonewall riots. The first 'Gay Pride March' encompassed the fifty-one blocks between the Stonewall Inn a...
How Long Does It Take Plastic to Biodegrade?
Plastic takes approximately 450 years to decompose according to a Google search. Plastic items can take 1,000 years to decompose in landfills. Landfills consequently are not the best way to take care ...
Katie Pevrealla month ago
A Message to White People: Racism Is Alive and Well in the LGBTQ+ Community
This is a message to White people, detailing what everyone else already knows: racism is alive and well in the LGBTQ+ community. It’s often presumed that if someone is a member of one of society’s mar...
mina johnsona month ago
My Experience at March 4 Our Lives LA
17. Students. Teachers. Children. Parents. Siblings. Loved ones. Killed. February 14, Valentine's Day. A day to tell the people you love just how much they mean to you. But, on February 14, 2018 in Pa...