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QueerPHC calls out Patrick Henry College anti-gay policies

By Irene Morse Growing up gay or transgender in a traditional Christian environment is not an easy process. Most young adults who find themselves attracted to members of their own…

Supreme Court refuses to block birth control coverage requirements

By Ryan Blodgett As CNN reports, Wednesday night the Supreme Court turned down an emergency appeal in a case over the constitutionality of requiring employers to provide employees with health…

The Supreme Court and gun control: A history

The Supreme Court has made a few big rulings on this issue in the last few years. Let's review. …

The new digital frontier of war

By T.J. Mayes In 2010, we entered a brave new world of warfare. The Iranian government discovered a computer worm was attacking its nuclear enrichment facilities, and two years later…

Living in fear after Sandy Hook not the answer

By Jessica Huseman I learned about the Sandy Hook tragedy while sitting at my desk in my classroom. The English class that shares my room was having a spirited discussion…

Combatting rape culture: Even football players should be punished

By Carisa Lopez I recently read a sickening, though not terribly uncommon, news story about the cover-up of a sexual assault of an underage girl by football players at her…

Why the Supreme Court matters for existing same-sex marriages

By Irene Morse The Supreme Court’s decision to hear two cases involving gay marriage, Hollingsworth v. Perry and Windsor v. US, represents a watershed moment for LGBT relationships. This is,…

Susan Rice withdrawal gives GOP a rare victory

By Andrew Scoggin Thursday’s big story out of Washington came not from fiscal cliff talks, but from U.N Ambassador Susan Rice bowing out of consideration for the soon-to-be-open post of…

Graphic cigarette labels go too far in fight to curb tobacco use

My biggest regret in life thus far is my first cigarette. I was 18 and the designated driver at a West Texas dance hall. I sat at a counter that…

I might be married, but I’m still a feminist

By Jessica Huseman I’m a feminist. I am also 22 years old and married. Hold. The. Phone. What? There is a funny trend going on in feminism these days. Blogs…

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