Point of View

Politicians And Public Commentary

UNITED STATES—We all have freedom of speech, but is it ever a good idea for politicians to comment on public affairs that have such decisive reactions from the American public. The verdict in the Trayvon Martin case has sparked so much outrage, to the point where protests and marches have taken place all over the country.  A bigger issue...

How Liars Lie

UNITED STATES—Before we can consider why people lie, we must consider and agree upon what a lie is. Being called a liar is a serious charge. It is one that impunes one’s character and motives. Being called a liar when you believe yourself innocent is heartbreaking. Being called a liar when you know that you have lied feels like...

Justice Or No Justice?

  UNITED STATES—The Trayvon Martin case has polarized America. On Saturday, July 13 in the evening hours across America an uproarious outcry rippled across many homes with a jury of six women finding George Zimmerman not guilty of second degree murder or manslaughter. The reason this case has been such a hot button issue is because it addresses an issue...

Censorship In America

UNITED STATES—America its time for us to have a serious conversation about an issue that is plaguing our country involving Freedom of Speech.  The First Amendment is one of those laws that almost all Americans are well aware of.  There’s just one problem with the idea behind Freedom of Speech: you really don’t have it.  The law prevents the...

Celebrity Obsession

UNITED STATES—Something popped into my working brain recently and I couldn’t help, but facilitate a conversation around the issue.  Why are we as a culture so concerned with reporting and knowing what celebrities are doing? Is it because the media reports it or is it the possibility that we have a keen interest in it? I would argue that...

Student Loan Mania

UNITED STATES—The cost of a higher education just appears to keep going up without any relief in sight. This week college students were dealt with a fatal blow when it comes to funding for higher education.  The interest rate on a loan was initially set at 3.4 percent, but as of Monday, the rate has since doubled to 6.8...

Give Us The Truth ‘Reality’ TV

  UNITED STATES—How real are most of those reality series that we’ve become obsessed with?  Hmm, it’s a good question.  So many of us would like to believe what is being depicted on the small screen is as honest as it can come, but there’s just one problem. That’s not the case. Most reality series revolve around one single thing: drama. ...

Eco-Tourism

UNITED STATES—Eco-tourism by the sea, overseas is a new phenomenon, especially forItaly.  The government has designated an archipelago of islands called Il Parco Nazionale dell’Archipelago de La Maddelena, or La Maddalena, as a National Park. The main island, Isola Maddalena is accessible by traggetto (a ferry that transports people and cars) from Olbia in Sardinia.  No reservations are necessary.  Traggetti...

Ignorance Is Bliss

  UNITED STATES—I know many of you may be tired of hearing my rants about issues with society, but it appears no matter how much we as a nation attempt to move forward, there are always a few bad apples spoiling things for everyone else. This is in essence to a reporter who revealed his battle with vitiligo. Vitiligo is...

Race Relations

UNITED STATES—It’s a discussion that so many Americans would like to avoid, the truth of the matter is racism still exists in America.  It’s not as overt as it has been in the past centuries, but it still exists.  There are people that dislike certain groups or people because of their skin color.  The reason this issue has been...
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