When I got to Frank McCourt, I was extremely nervous that I would become an outcast. For five years, I had been homeschooled by my parents and tutors, and while I had a social life, including interactions with other kids, I could barely even remember what it was like to be in a classroom.Read more
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Deondra McDowell, junior, pushed her way through the girls bathroom door, where she squeezed between over a dozen girls and waited for one of four stalls to become available so she could change for her last period physical education class.Read more
They use Hollywood- quality videos in as many as 23 languages, including English, to make their cause look attractive. Over 90,000 Twitter accounts are under their control.Read more
There is a comfort in being ignorant. After all, a common saying is that ignorance is bliss.
It’s clearly easier to not be concerned with issues such as inequality and oppression. However, with ignorance comes the silencing of voices that deserve to be heard. This helps us to treat people with dignity.
In 1990, convict Jesse Joseph Tafero was placed on death row for the murder of two police officers and electrocuted. During the execution, six-inch flames erupted from Tafero’s head when the executioner pulled the switch for the electricity to start flowing.Read more
In a country known as the land of opportunity, millions of people’s rights are being restricted. These people study and work just as hard as we do, yet they are blocked from being able to pursue their dreams, get an education, and work to support their families.Read more
Imagine walking into a restaurant with your significant other only to find out the hostess won’t seat you because your partner is of the same gender as you.Read more