Music, Art and Activism: Giving Voice to Social Injustice

by Josh Clark Musician, writer The relationship between community effort and the effectiveness of any type of activism has been the determining factor of overall change in almost all of human society. However, to maintain a healthy such relationship, the arch of social and political advancement is held up by the keystone of healthy communication. Now…

Speech to the Young

by Gwendolyn Brooks Say to them, say to the down-keepers, the sun-slappers, the self-soilers, the harmony-hushers, “Even if you are not ready for day it cannot always be night.” You will be right. For that is the hard home-run. Live not for battles won. Live not for the-end-of-the-song. Live in the along.

United States v. North Korea: Why are we at this point?

by Allison Hargus, Creator/Writer September 22, 2017   We have all seen the headlines: “Trump and Kim Call Each Other Mad” “Kim Gives Final Warning on North Korean Trade” “Trump Calls Kim ‘Rocketman’” The pumped up rhetoric surfaced in April and continues to escalate until…. what? Where could this possibly be going? Nuclear War?! While…

About the Authors: Jillian Perrine

Jillian Perrine graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Agriculture Education. Currently, she teaches high school horticulture in Charlotte, NC. While in Durham, she worked on the raptor team doing raptor care and outreach at Piedmont Wildlife Center. Now, in her free time, Perrine dedicates herself as a transport volunteer at the…

Pottermore: JK Rowling explores Hermione’s activism with S.P.E.W.

content shared from Pottermore by JK Rowling “If Hogwarts had a debating club, what might it say on the subject of elf rights? We explored both sides of the argument spurred by Hermione and S.P.E.W. Hermione’s one-witch crusade to free all house-elves didn’t exactly go as planned. She gained virtually no support from anyone at…

CNN: In a collapsed Mexico school, a community digs for signs of life

September 21, 2017 “Mexico City, Mexico (CNN) – When the Enrique Rebsamen School fell, it did not do so lightly. The 7.1-magnitude earthquake that jolted the region on Tuesday caused part of the building to fold in on itself, sandwiching and collapsing, classroom onto classroom. In the destruction, rescuers found the bodies of 21 schoolchildren and…

Activist of the Week: Millicent Fawcett

September 20, 2017 In honor of the announcement of the first woman statue joining the impressive company in Parliament Square, our Activist of the Week is Millicent Fawcett. Her work and life inspired change not only in the United Kingdom, but throughout the world. In 1847, Millicent Fawcett tumbled into the world, already part of…

Informed Eating: Understanding GMOs

by Adam Canal Graduate Research Assistant, Agriculture Editor/Writer   GMOs. Transgenics. Pesticides.   Does the thought of those give you chills? The thought of where your food comes from, or how it’s grown, should not fill you with terror. To a segment of our population, the aforementioned are to be avoided at all cost. But…

Transgenics Made Simple

by Adam Canal Graduate Research Assistant, Agriculture Editor Step by Step of the Trangenics Process: The desired transgene is identified in another (or the same) species. There is extensive experimentation on the gene, so that scientists can learn as much as they can about the sequence and the protein it produces. The gene of interest…

About the Authors: Adam Canal

Adam Canal was born and raised in rural Western North Carolina. Canal received three Bachelor of Science degrees in Horticultural Science, Plant Biology, and Crop Biotechnology from North Carolina State University in 2016. He is currently working on his Master of Science degree in Plant Breeding and Genetics at North Carolina State University in the…