The Latin American Refugee Crisis and the Cartagena Declaration

Four years ago,  immigration became front and center in American politics, specifically with then-candidate Trump’s portrayal of Mexican immigrants coming into the United States. Of course, not every American view Latin Americans as rapists or criminals, but the term “illegal immigrant” and those seeking asylum once they live in the United States tell what it…

On the Termination of Species: A Case for Biodiversity

As the planet grows to acknowledge the environmental issues of climate change and global warming, emphasis on the rising temperatures, sea levels, and weather impacts on human civilization have been at the forefront of raising awareness. If nothing else, the historical trend of mankind’s development has indicated our collective sense of self-importance, centering the issue…

The Origin and Costs of the American Opioid Crisis

The United States is currently facing an unprecedented opioid crisis caused in large part by the predatory practices of large pharmaceutical companies. This article dives into the history of opioid use and advocates for a more compassionate approach to fixing the epidemic.