Breaking the Bloody Taboo

Today is May 28—Menstrual Hygiene Day. Some would scoff at the notion that we need a specific day to remember women get their periods once a month. What's the big deal, right? We all know it happens, so why even talk about it? In Kenya, girls can miss between 3-7 days of school each month because of [...]

Private Prisons — Making Bank on Injustice

For-profit businesses try to make as much money as they can. Profit is how they, and the rest of society, measure value creation and the overall success of their company. This all makes reasonable sense, until one learns about for-profit prisons. Typically, a country's goal is to decrease its incarceration rate; however, for-profit prisons want to increase revenue, [...]

Targeting the Issue of Gun Control

The recent San Bernadino shooting in California has shaken us all here at the University of Virginia. We are upset. We are frustrated. We want change. It shocks me time and time again that, even after mass shootings such as this one, we as a country are still debating the necessity of stricter gun control policies. The Sandy [...]