October 2011

The Basement

31 October, 2011 // 0 Comments

Something is dripping in the basement again. She can’t recall why she went down in the first place, and fumbles for a light switch while the noise grows in the darkness. The air is heavy and musty, with a sharp coppery, metallic note, which ...

Challenged Books: Harry Potter

29 October, 2011 // 0 Comments

One series pops up over and over again on banned and challenged book lists from 2000-2010: Harry Potter. Most of the challenges surround the presence of witchcraft and magic, although some have involved the more mature content in the older books. ...

Mental Health Parity Laws: Fighting Stigma?

28 October, 2011 // 0 Comments

Insurance companies in the United States are notorious for their poor mental health coverage. It’s gotten to the point that mental health parity laws have been passed, demanding that insurance companies handle mental health benefits in a ...

Higher Education, But Only for the Wealthy

25 October, 2011 // 0 Comments

There was a time when people believed that higher education should be available to people of all social classes. Along with exclusive private colleges and universities, public establishments were founded, to make it possible for anyone, ...

A Year of Record-Breaking Severe Weather

23 October, 2011 // 0 Comments

2011 has been a tough year in the United States. Tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, flooding. By June, only halfway through the year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was warning that this year was breaking records, and more ...
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