Pokemon Go gets Us Going

July 21, 2016

Have you noticed throngs of people roaming your city with their eyes fixed on their smart phones? They congregate at landmarks and, from time to time, let out cheers of excitement. Chances are they are playing Pokémon Go, the latest video game craze! The game, available on Apple and Android phones, guides players to local sites […]

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Justice for Juno! Court Rules that Pets aren’t “Property”

July 7, 2016

Dogs across Oregon are wagging their tags after a landmark ruling last month. The state’s Supreme Court found that dogs are not mere property, but rather “sentient beings capable of experiencing pain, stress, and fear”. As such, they can be examined and treated for medical purposes without a warrant. It all started with a dog named […]

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Texas Abortion Law – Safety Measure or TRAP?

June 23, 2016

With only 1 week left in its current term, the U.S. Supreme Court has yet to decide on a highly controversial abortion case. Known as Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, it is poised to result in “one of the most important rulings on women’s rights in many decades”. The case revolves around a Texas law […]

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The Bitter Fight against Sugar

May 27, 2016

Americans love the sweet taste of sugar. In fact, the FDA estimates that the average American consumes 20 teaspoons of added sugar daily – almost double the recommended maximum (12.5)! But this love affair comes at a price. The CDC reports that over 1/3 of American adults and 17% of youth are obese. This costs the US […]

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Fort McMurray Fires impact Furry Friends

May 11, 2016

In recent weeks, the devastating fires in Fort McMurray, Alberta, have driven over 80 000 people from their homes. But they weren’t the only ones affected. In the course of the evacuation, an estimated 600 pets were left behind – often by individuals at school and work. Desperate to save their pets, but unable to return […]

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30 Years after Chernobyl, Public Split on Nuclear Power

April 26, 2016

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the most catastrophic nuclear disaster in history. On April 26, 1986, one of the four reactors at Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear plant exploded, spewing radiation into the atmosphere. The disaster occurred following an “experiment” to determine whether the cooling pump system could function using low reactor power (in the event of […]

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Helping the Residents of Texas through Opinions4Good

April 22, 2016

The devastation in Texas from the recent floods and tornados is difficult for most of us to imagine. The images and information coming out of this event remind us how often strangers and our neighbors are willing to help in a moment’s notice. Our thoughts and prayers are directed to the families who have lost […]

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Word on the Street: New Muppet Promotes Female Empowerment

April 14, 2016

It’s not easy being a girl – especially in Afghanistan. Due to deeply entrenched cultural and religious beliefs, Afghan females are widely viewed as subordinate to their male peers. As a result, 85% of females receive no formal education. Moreover, only 12 – 24% of females are literate – one of the lowest rates in the […]

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Starbucks Grinds Away at Hunger

March 25, 2016

Starbucks is synonymous with excess – after all, who really needs a $6.00, 440 calorie Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino? But now, the high-end coffee company is using its excess for a good cause. It is donating 100% of its leftover prepared meals to food banks and shelters through the FoodShare program. Starbucks’ involvement in the […]

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Stop the (March) Madness for the Sake of Young Athletes

March 15, 2016

Within days, March Madness will take over the United States. Sixty-eight teams will compete in the NCAA Basketball Championship—one of the most thrilling tournaments in college sports. But some people are calling for an end to the madness, specifically the “exploitation” of the athletes. This “exploitation” takes many forms. First, the athletes are completely unpaid – in […]

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