Educators Keep up Volume Against Guns in Schools

In response to the Parkland shooting, many educators quickly spoke up and voiced opinions about gun violence in schools. On February 14, Nikolas Cruz opened fire on students and faculty atMajory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He killed 14 students and three faculty members. Following the mass shooting, politicians, teachers, students, and the
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Hope on the Other Side of Eating Disorders

Eating disorders consume many people and diminish their self-worth.  But Hannah Durbin, an anorexia survivor, explains that there is hope on the other side. Embody Carolina, an organization dedicated to helping those who struggle with eating disorders, states, “Negative body image has many negative impacts on your physical, mental, and social health. People forget that every
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Juvenile Detention and prisons failing on education

Forgotten, abandoned and broken, the youth trapped in America’s juvenile detention and youth development centers are products of a failed education system that leaves adolescents worse than before they were locked up. The number of incarcerated juveniles has steadily risen alongside rates of youth recidivism.  Especially relevant to juveniles in detention centers, the youth is
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Can a computer program reverse the trending up of campus sexual assault?

The movie “The Hunting Ground” changed the national dialogue in 2016 after uncovering patterns surrounding sexual violence on college campuses.  The film was credited for creating a nationwide debate on sexual violence. Two years later, what has been done to make colleges safer? Sexual violence has since gained copious amounts of national media attention. Such
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Can the internet be flipped on online sexual predators to help victims?

Following the enormous growth of human trafficking on the internet, organizations like International Justice Mission (IJM), Project North Carolina Organizing and Responding to the Exploitation and Sexual Trafficking of Children (NO REST) and the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA) have made it their goal to combat the scourge while utilizing the same tech
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Can “Active-Bystanders” and education work where police reporting fails in Sex Assault?

By Abby Cantrell and Zoe Strafford-Price Programs across the nation hope to address the widespread problem of campus sexual violence by training students to be “active bystanders” who step up to prevent violence among their peers. Sexual assault has become a common part of the college experience in the United States. The National Sexual Violence
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Where Education is Lacking on Sex Trafficking, Nonprofits are stepping in

By Sabrina Berndt and Paige Moose Sex trafficking is an issue seen in every age group, from elementary ages to the late 20s. Education and awareness are the first steps to reducing worldwide trafficking levels, but to properly educate, officials need to consider every age groups’ unique situations and circumstances. Sex trafficking is effectively modern-day
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Human Trafficking up in North Carolina and Everywhere. Can Public Awareness Blunt it?

Human trafficking is defined as modern-day slavery that involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Children are trafficked in countries all over the world, including the United States.  The Department of Homeland Security estimates that human trafficking
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