Rethinking the War on Drugs

The War on Drugs was originally created to combat dangerous and uncharted territory. Between drug use and the illegal drug trade a new problem erupted on the streets of America. President Nixon declared the war against substances in 1971, then increased federal funding for drug related agencies and imposed harsh and mandatory sentences for drug crimes. Forty eight years later we have enough empirical evidence … Continue reading Rethinking the War on Drugs

Daily Inspiration: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle for Future Generations

Modern technology has made our lives so convenient that we have forgotten that these conveniences come with consequences. Tons of plastic is being dumped in the ocean to the detriment of sea animals and our ecosystem. We are actively polluting our own environment and slacking on what could potentially be life saving measures for future generations. The average American produces up to 5 pounds of … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle for Future Generations

The Church is a Habitual Line Stepper

The line between church and state is blurred—almost into obscurity. Religion permeates all rhetoric surrounding American democracy and culture in general. Although this country is a melting pot of sorts, it is vehemently Christian. Hints of religion are everywhere: on money, the allegiance pledge in school and in speeches made by public officials. Bible teachings are specifically referenced to bestow a moral compass within us … Continue reading The Church is a Habitual Line Stepper

Daily Inspiration: Being Kind Goes a Long Way

Childhood hunger is a problem worldwide. Parents often do their best to provide healthy meals for their children but due to limited resources, it can be a struggle. Children may receive less than ideal meals when they are not attending school. Sharon Goodyear recognized the problem in her community and took action. She created the Summer Kitchen, that provides healthy meals for children during the … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Being Kind Goes a Long Way

Daily Inspiration: Life is Both Hard and Beautiful

Gaelynn Lea is a musician and speaker who was born with a congenital condition called Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Her bones are brittle and susceptible to breaks. Over her lifetime her bones have broken dozens of times. Lea has been touring the country and performing her music as well as speaking to the masses. She aims to raise awareness for disability rights and music accessibility. In today’s … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Life is Both Hard and Beautiful

Consumer Protection is too Lax in the Digital Age

One of the most important things in securing your future is your credit score. You cannot rent an apartment, get a car loan, a mortgage, or even land some jobs without a respectable score. The basic requirements for us to live are defined by our financial attractiveness. These requirements are determined and monitored by financial giants but what happens when they fail to secure our … Continue reading Consumer Protection is too Lax in the Digital Age

Dollars Over Cents: Funding 9/11 Survivors and Workers

Our first line of defense against foreign and domestic terrorists is our military. Our second line of defense are the people who come to save us when these catastrophic events take place– first responders. On 9/11, downtown New York City was flooded with first responders from all over the area who were ready to face tragedy with bravery, regardless of the consequence. The collapse of … Continue reading Dollars Over Cents: Funding 9/11 Survivors and Workers

Daily Inspiration: Hairstylist Makes Wigs for Children

Quilla Bohannon is a hairstylist that helps people in the most amazing way. As the owner of Runway Hair she makes wigs for her clients. She was always inspired to help people feel like their best selves. The idea to make wigs for children was sparked by her daughter and she’s been making little eyes sparkle ever since. In today’s video, Quilla talks about her … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Hairstylist Makes Wigs for Children

Daily Inspiration: Draw From Experience

The Lion King is among Disney’s most popular animated films. Since its release in 1994, there was an animated series that appeared on television as well as a very popular Broadway show that is still running today. In today’s video, animators for the original film meet with lions to get an up close and personal view of what they will be required to create. They … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Draw From Experience

Daily Inspiration: Take Your Time

School for Stammers is a show in Britain that followed six individuals participating in The McGuire Programme: Beyond Stuttering. These individuals learned physical and psychological techniques to help with their speech. Speech therapy alters the lives of those who receive it in a tremendous way. One participant James Critchlow, gave a speech at the end of the program and expressed his gratefulness for his coach … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Take Your Time

Daily Inspiration: Stories Come Alive Through Art

Kseniya Simonova is an artist from the Ukraine with a unique perspective. She creates live animation stories by using sand. Her talents were brought to America in the show, America’s Got Talent and completely captivated the audience and the judges. This incredible performance just relays how art imitates life and how telling a story can evoke so much emotion. Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Stories Come Alive Through Art

Daily Inspiration: Students Build Toddler a Robotic Wheelchair

Cillian Jackson is a two year old boy with a rare genetic condition. After his family could not afford his wheelchair that costs $20,000, the family reached out to Rogue Robotics Team to see about getting assistance. The project was completed with the help of University of Delaware’s GoBabyGo program that creates custom vehicles for special needs children. Cillian received his new wheelchair just before … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Students Build Toddler a Robotic Wheelchair

Daily Inspiration: One State Caps Cost on Life Saving Medicine

The United States is notorious for our complicated healthcare system. Insurance and pharmaceutical companies have been in the middle of debates about a standard of care that should be mandated by the government. Medicine is a big ticket item for most people who suffer from a range of ailments. Insulin is a life saving drug that helps regulate blood sugar levels in type 1 and … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: One State Caps Cost on Life Saving Medicine