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Marriage Equality: Australia Votes YES!

  On Nov. 15, Australia announced that the majority of voters voted "yes" for a change in the law to allow same-sex marriage. For decades, different communities have fought for what they believe in, having to fight to be heard due to inequality, including the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning) community. Recently, the community… Continue reading Marriage Equality: Australia Votes YES!

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California Bans Puppy Mills

Behind many of the world’s cutest faces could be a dark past. Puppy mills are very common, and there are thousands all across America. In these institutions, the profit made from selling the puppies are the main priority, even above the well-being of the animals. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals,… Continue reading California Bans Puppy Mills

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Catalonia’s Turbulent History

In order to understand the situation in Spain, it’s important for one to know what Catalonia is and who it’s people are, what they have endured under Spanish rule for centuries, and why they are demanding independence from an objectively modern, secular, and advanced western power. Historical research conducted by Joan Costa Carreras, Alan Yates,… Continue reading Catalonia’s Turbulent History

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The Catalonian Fallout

Nearly a month has passed since the semi-autonomous region of Catalonia held a referendum for independence from Spain and tensions only continue to rise. Brutal police crackdowns, including the merciless beating of protestors by Spanish police and the seizing of ballot boxes, ensued on Oct. 1 during an independence referendum vote. The people of Catalonia,… Continue reading The Catalonian Fallout

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month- We Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Cancer is a very serious and physically/emotionally draining diagnosis. According to National Cancer Institute, in the United States alone about 1.7 million people would be diagnosed with a type of cancer, and about 6,000 would die from the disease in 2016. The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) defines breast cancer as, “Breast cancer is a… Continue reading Breast Cancer Awareness Month- We Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

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The Spookiest Event You’ve Never Heard Of

Scary, frightful, and bizarre are just a few words that can sum up Halloween weekend, but the town of Manitou Springs, Colorado adds a sporty element to their annual festivities, their annual Emma Crawford Coffin Race & Parade. The race was created in 1995 and is based on the legend of Emma Crawford. Crawford was… Continue reading The Spookiest Event You’ve Never Heard Of

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Hurricane Irma Leaves A Mark In Faculty’s Life

By Dr. Nicole McCoy Nicole McCoy is an adjunct faculty member at the Key West Center, who decided to share her personal story involving Hurricane Irma. I live on Cudjoe Key, which is where the forward eyewall of hurricane Irma struck on 9/10. I first became aware of Irma’s potential (and her potential track) on 8/31,… Continue reading Hurricane Irma Leaves A Mark In Faculty’s Life

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Key West Center Re-opening After Hurricane

Hurricane Irma made landfall in Key West on Sept. 10 as a Category 4 storm. A month after Hurricane Irma has hit Florida, the Saint Leo Key West Center, the students and faculty recently got readjusted. In fact, according to Alaina Plowdrey, the director of Key West, students returned to classes on Monday, Oct. 2,… Continue reading Key West Center Re-opening After Hurricane

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History of Political Unrest in Venezuela

According to an ongoing analysis by the BBC titled “Venezuelan Crisis: What is behind the turmoil?”, much of this crisis began in 1998 with the election of Hugo Chavez, a member and proponent of the “Bolivarian Revolution;” a left-wing populism social movement aimed at the implementation of popular democracy (a form of direct democracy), economic… Continue reading History of Political Unrest in Venezuela

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Crisis in Venezuela

For more than four years, the oil-rich Latin American country of Venezuela has experienced a significant turn for the worse both politically and economically, sending millions of native Venezuelans into poverty and sparking outrage and protest across the country. Thousands now flee the country to seek a better life for themselves elsewhere, while others cross… Continue reading Crisis in Venezuela