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A Friends Explainer for Millennials: Could Those Sweater Vests BE Any Daggier?

By Chrissie GruebelJanuary 21, 2015
Gather ‘round, everyone born after 1998. As you might have heard, Friends is now available on Netflix and life as we know it... More  →
A <i>Friends</i> Explainer for Millennials: Could Those Sweater Vests BE Any Daggier?

Finally, Trans People Get Some Love! (And Golden Globes and Sweet, Sweet Awareness)

By H. Alan ScottJanuary 14, 2015
The daughter sits on the bed next to her father. She asks, “Are you saying you’re gonna start dressing up like a... More  →
Finally, Trans People Get Some Love! (And Golden Globes and Sweet, Sweet Awareness)

Malala Speaks Out in Solidarity With Victims of Pakistani School Attack

By SparkLifeDecember 17, 2014
One week after accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, our personal hero Malala Yousafzai has spoken out against the actions of the Pakistani... More  →
Malala Speaks Out in Solidarity With Victims of Pakistani School Attack

Catholic Church Gives a Gentle Hug to Gays and Divorced Couples

By H. Alan ScottOctober 15, 2014

It seems like Pope Francis, aka "the pope who is hip with all that," makes more headlines than Lady Gaga (wait

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Catholic Church Gives a Gentle Hug to Gays and Divorced Couples
Campus Rape: Title IX, Your Rights, and the Girl Who Is Carrying Around a Mattress to Protest Schools' Handling of Assaults

Campus Rape: Title IX, Your Rights, and the Girl Who Is Carrying Around a Mattress to Protest Schools' Handling of Assaults

By H. Alan ScottSeptember 16, 2014
For many of us, getting into your dream college is like getting that letter from Hogwarts. There are those tall limestone walls,... More  →

Why Are Western Citizens Joining the Terrorist Group ISIS?

By H. Alan ScottSeptember 3, 2014

The brutal tactics of ISIS (the terrorist organization that calls itself the "Islamic State") definitely seem medieval, what with beheadings, ... More  →

Why Are Western Citizens Joining the Terrorist Group ISIS?

Who Was James Foley, and Should Governments Negotiate With Terrorists?

By H. Alan ScottAugust 20, 2014
Previously, we looked at the beginnings of ISIS in the Syrian civil war, and the current campaign by ISIS (Islamic... More  →
Who Was James Foley, and Should Governments Negotiate With Terrorists?

Michael Brown Was Shot: Why, How, When, What, WHAT, WUT?

By H. Alan ScottAugust 18, 2014

It’s difficult to write a concise 'splainer on the events unfolding in Ferguson, because things seem to change at such a

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Michael Brown Was Shot: Why, How, When, What, WHAT, WUT?

Da Newz: Michael Brown, Ferguson, and Why St. Louis Is A Lot Like Where You Live

By H. Alan ScottAugust 18, 2014
In this edition of Da Newz, H Alan, a St. Louis, MO, native, picks through the issues in Ferguson, where an unarmed... More  →
Da Newz: Michael Brown, Ferguson, and Why St. Louis Is A Lot Like Where You Live

What Rights Do Protestors Have?

By Janet ManleyAugust 15, 2014
The actions of police in Ferguson, Missouri, following the fatal shooting of teen Michael Brown have received lots of coverage. Exclamations of... More  →
What Rights Do Protestors Have?