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August 12, 2017

Where’s the magic school bus?

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With the end of summer, students were excited to attend their first week of school in the state of Hawaiʻi. However, middle school and high school students in Maui were faced with transportation issues due to the the lack of bus drivers on those islands. Many families have been scrambling to find another form of transportation for their children and many do not know when this issue will be resolved. If every child has a right to an education, they should have access to transportation to get to their school. Students can not practice their right to free education if they donʻt have access to transportation.

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August 12, 2017

Capital Punishment: the Right Way to Go

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The Death Penalty is also known as capital punishment. It can be given for many crimes however, the most common is first-degree murder. First-degree murder is any murder that is premeditated and willful. What can cause a person to commit such an atrocious crime? I argue that the death penalty is an appropriate punishment for heinous crimes committed.

Ame Deal was a ten-year-old girl who was murdered by her cousins Sammantha Allen and John Allen. Shirley Deal, Ame’s mother, left Ame with her father David Deal after his family abused Shirley. Shirley was forced out of the house without her children. Ame was left in the care of her Aunt Cynthia Stolltzmann. Cynthia would abuse Ame for years. Ame was forced to eat dog feces, crush aluminum cans with her bare feet, drink hot sauce, get beaten with a wooden paddle, and many other acts of abuse. Ame’s last day was spent inside a fourteen by twelve inch box. Her cousin, John Allen put her inside the box for taking a Popsicle while Sammantha watched. The couple then went to sleep and found her dead seven hours later when they went to release her from the box. During the questioning by the police Sammantha and John blamed Ame’s death on a game of hide and seek gone bad. Sammantha was convicted of first-degree murder, four counts of child abuse, and put on death row.

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August 12, 2017

Democracy Might Be Dead in 2020

ballot-1294935_640As President Trump continues to shock the American people in every waking minute, a new controversial poll broke out this week and, this time, it didn’t come out of Trump’s mouth. The Washington Post recently conducted a poll that asked American citizens if they were to support or oppose a proposal from Trump himself asking for a postponement in the 2020 presidential election that until the country can make sure that only eligible Americans can voice. The results are quite shocking as 52 percent of Republicans say they would support the move. Although some Americans may like the idea of postponement, I am highly against it as it goes against the US Constitution and goes against almost every American moral we stand by. The election may be three years away from us, but there should not be a postponement of any kind to the 2020 presidential election as the democratic process will be destroyed in the making in order to keep Trump’s title of the “leader of the free world.”

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August 12, 2017

White officer fatally shoots innocent black youth (what’s new)

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Let’s face it: the police are not America’s favorite people to be aroung. And if you are a minority, you may even leave being racially profiled or even shot. On July 25, 16-year old Aries Clark, was fatally shot by two police officers. The officers that shot and killed Clark were found not guilty on Wednesday, August 9. Unfortunately, this did not make any sort of headline news.

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August 12, 2017

Taylor Swift Fighting the Patriarchy

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In the headlines we see Taylor Swift is currently in a legal battle with David Mueller, but it raises the question, is this a sociological problem (which often occurs in this industry) or perhaps just one guy who made a mistake? There is no doubt in my mind that Taylor Swift is honest in her allegations that “former radio DJ for KYGO, inappropriately touched her at a backstage meet-and-greet at Denver’s Pepsi Center in June 2013.” There is photo evidence confirming

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