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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 has been pushing for equal right marriage in countries that currently do not have an installment in their favor. Australia recognizes the travails that the community has faced in the past, and decide to vote. BBC News reports that about 12 million people voted on the…

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, (ASPCA) describes puppy mills as overcrowded and inadequate conditions for pets. Puppy mills do not provide the proper medical care, enough food or water, or adequate recovery time for mothering dogs. Female dogs are used for breeding at every opportunity, in which case the puppies…

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, especially the representative body of the region, have demanded unilateral independence from Spain. The Spanish government responded with threats to dissolve the semi-autonomous government of Catalonia, shut down the media of the region, and even conduct paramilitary operations to regain complete control, according to the…

By: Victoria Calvillo 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 disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast.” The National Cancer Institute also mentions that breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer to be diagnosed in the United States, along with lung, prostate,…

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, which was more than a few weeks after the hurricane hit, and only couple days before this was when most of the students were making their way back to the Keys. “The reopening went very smoothly; the only big issue was the intermittent internet.…

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 independence, revenue equality, and an end to political corruption once and for all. Upon winning the election, Chavez began implementing revolutionary reforms in Venezuela, even going so far as to write a completely new constitution for the nation. Chavez made it his mission to help…

tribulant_slideshow gallery_id=”160″] 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 the border into Colombia to purchase food and water because none can be found locally. “The current situation includes shortages of food and medicines, the world’s highest criminal rate, dreadful sanitary conditions, constant violation of human rights, numerous corruption scandals, political prisoners, and…

By Ilouisa Lourdes Salazar & Travis Farmer On the night of Oct. 1 at 10:08 p.m., tragic struck Las Vegas, Nevada. A man identified as Stephen Paddock opened fire, using an automatic weapon on a crowd of concert goers from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. With over 500 people injured and over 50 killed, the event became known as the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. As of Oct. 3, the motive of the suspect is currently unknown but remains under investigation. Criminal Justice Assistant Professor Dr. Joseph Cillo stated that Paddock “fits the criteria…

After a turbulent nine months in office, President Trump has made some drastic and ambitious decisions in his presidency. From issuing the controversial banning of Muslim immigrants from a set list of Muslim majority countries to the dissolution of DACA, Trump has made headway and encountered some roadblocks in achieving his campaign promises. Unfortunately for the public, and even Congress, for that matter, it is difficult to say what Trump currently wants to do or in what direction he wishes for America to be headed domestically. Aside from the American Health Care bill and his staunch stance against immigration, little…

Victoria Cavillo Emotional Support Animals (ESA) have been seen as substitute service animals in the past but have recently gained more acceptance.  This acceptance has been growing since studies have shown that pets help their owners with mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety. According to Carrington College’s student blog, all kinds of pets help their owners battle depression and anxiety, helping distract from the negative thoughts caused by the mental health problems. As a result of the constant care and attention, the pet needs, the ESA allows the owners to feel needed and divert attention to the matters…

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