Confronting Domestic Violence

By: Amber Reumont On July 24, Baltimore Ravens running back, Ray Rice was suspended from the team for two games. Many people responded to the miniscule punishment with anger, as harsher punishments have been given to players with drug offenses than the suspension originally imposed on Rice. Fans, fellow NFL players, journalists, and domestic violence advocates felt that the NFL’s…

Federal Funding to Test Backlogged Rape Kits Stalls

By Amber Reumont Currently, Congress is battling over the budgets of the Departments of Justice, Transportation, Commerce, Agriculture, and Housing and Urban Development. The bill in question proposes allotting $180 billion to these various government agencies. If passed, the funding would reinstate budget cuts formerly implemented by House Republicans. Associated Press points out that the money will fund, “transportation grants,…

Comprehensive vs. Abstinence-Only Sex Education

By Amber Reumont Sex education is often an awkward part of many students’ school experiences, yet studies show it has a significant and serious effect on their sexual health and decision-making. The impact made by comprehensive sex education is positive and lasting; meanwhile, abstinence-only programs often have negative effects upon the students. Comprehensive sexual education is aimed at providing students…