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Child detainees asleep in holding cell Courtesy of Los Angeles Times

The not so minor, minor immigration problem

In recent months, the flood of child immigrants from Central America has risen to chaotic and unsustainable proportions. The influx of unaccompanied immigrant children and mothers has amounted to an overwhelming humanitarian and policy issue.
Many students take time during their gap year to do volunteer work Courtesy of Link Overseas Exchange

Going for the gap

In the college preparedness frenzy, many students overlook other post-high school options, like a gap year, that can help students do something they are passionate about and learn what is right for them.
Coastal flooding in Florida as a result of Hurricane Dennis. Courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Sea level rise will be coastal states' demise

Scientists recently produced evidence that sea level rise will continue into the foreseeable future. Several low-lying islands and coastal areas are already experiencing the effects of rapidly swelling oceans and seas.
A protest against the Washington Redskins' team name. Courtesy of Associated Press

"Redskins" a little too strong on offense

Snyder has resisted change for a while, but he must understand that changing the name would not only be compassionate to Native Americans who are hurt by the team name, it would also benefit himself and his team socially, financially and ethically.
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad was sworn in for a third term on Wednesday. Courtesy of National Public Radio

In Syrian war, strength through neutrality

The continuation of Assad's power in Syria brings the country closer to becoming ground zero of an all-out battle between the two major sects of Islam, Shia and Sunni, spanning the entire Middle East.

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#RealChange from Hashtag Activism

Social media has redefined traditional social activism.

Just say hoNOrs

The Passion of the Eich

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Task force recommends that Maryland schools start after Labor Day

A Maryland state task force voted 11-4 to recommend that Maryland’s public schools open after Labor Day in late May. The policy could extend summer vacation by a week or more for most Maryland schools.

Professional composer and soprano visit Blair

Blair Theatre's "The Canterbury Tales" gives us many laughs

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Summer reading (that's not required)

Summer is a great time to catch up on your reading, especially when it's too hot and sticky to even think about leaving the house. Here are a few books that I would consider great reads when you're on a long car ride, at the beach or stuck at home on those buggy, humid days.

If only it would “Begin Again”

A Jumbled and Forgettable "Tammy"

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2014 SCO NBA Mock Draft

This year's NBA draft class is projected to be one of the deepest in recent memory with lots of undeniable talent. The ultimate question is which team will find the next LeBron James and which team will waste their pick on a bust.

The rise of Major League Soccer

Blazers fall to Cougars in state semifinals