Articles by erinbenton1

Sea Stars in Peril

Walk along any stretch of the Northwest’s rocky coast before 2013 and you were sure to see bright purple and orange clinging to the shore’s igneous monoliths.  Pisaster [...]

March 20, 2017 // 1 Comment

The Effects of Title IX

The National Football League (NFL) boasts almost 1,700 players and, unsurprisingly, every player is male. Some professional sports in the United States have a women’s [...]

February 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

Consuming News

Over 3.2 billion people accessed the internet in 2015.  With the continual expansion of accessibility comes incredible volumes of information and misinformation. Fifty years [...]

January 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Prison Privatization

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced it will not be renewing contracts with private corporations running prisons, eliminating over 22,000 beds or 12 percent of the [...]

September 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

Defending Bathrooms

North Carolina’s House Bill Two, Part One, formally called the Public Facilities Privacy And Security Act, addresses the use of single-sex, multiple occupancy bathrooms and [...]

August 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

Plant a Garden

While discussing the global ramifications of Brexit, the division of the Republican Party by Donald Trump, or the legalization of marijuana nationally are all invigorating [...]

August 8, 2016 // 1 Comment

Social Welfare and Fraud

My friend and I recently discussed his frustrations with government assistance programs.  We supervise inmates from the local county jail and many inmates mention their past [...]

August 1, 2016 // 1 Comment