By Seth Betman The opioid epidemic is no joke. It has only enhanced over the last decade and has become a prime topic in the war on drugs. Such a broad issue, with issues in the process of distributing pharmaceuticals as well as drug addiction to street drugs such as heroin, must be tackled in … Continue reading Michigan’s Opioid Epidemic: A Discussion and Proposition
By Sarah Praschan From the chemical attack on Syrian civilians this past Wednesday, to the missiles fired by our President on Thursday, this past week has been marked by international aggression. Many of us have expressed our heartbreak for those who have died, and for those who have lost. We conveyed our outrage. We all … Continue reading America Cares About Syrian Refugees?
Consider the avocado, the “alligator pear,” the foundation of guacamole, and essential ingredient in avocado toast. In the 2000’s, avocados began appearing throughout the United States, offered everywhere from Subway to the finest restaurants in New York. Avocado consumption has risen to the point that during the 2016 Super Bowl, Americans consumed nearly 139 million pounds of avocados. In fact, the production of the fruit is a billion-dollar industry.
Being young people who are interested in public policy is weird. There’s a persistent assumption that we don’t know what we’re talking about, or that we somehow don’t understand enough about the world to have an informed opinion. Further, though, there is a belief that our basic assumptions of how the world should work—that people working full-time should not live in poverty, that people deserve available and affordable health care—are a product of the naivety of youth. This is, needless to say, deeply condescending.