I believe that a woman should be making the same exact amount of money as a man for equal labor. I believe that a woman should have the right to decide what to do with her own body. I believe that slut-shaming and rape culture should be LONG gone. I also believe that Hillary Clinton is not the best candidate for the Democratic nomination.
When I first heard that Harper Lee was releasing “Go Set a Watchman,” I was expecting a sequel to her seminal novel “To Kill A Mockingbird.” To my surprise, this book was not the sequel I had longed for, but a completely different take on Lee’s classic story and her beloved characters.
On November 21, the Miami Marlins finalized a 13 year, $325 million contract with slugger Giancarlo Stanton, making it the largest contract in North American sports history. Stanton is seen as the face of the Marlins franchise but such a long and expensive contract is still not worth it, despite all he brings to the table. Look at Alex Rodriguez back in 2007. The Yankees signed him to a 10 year, $275 million contract and look where that brought him. A steroid scandal emerged and A-Rod’s health began deteriorating, leading to surgeries and a noticeable decline in his offensive performance. Now, this is not to accuse Stanton of taking performance-enhancement drugs but it does raise the issue of whether or not a player like him can stay healthy for the next 13 years, healthy enough so that the Marlins get what they are paying for. The thing about Stanton is that he has been relatively consistent since he started. If he can stay that way or even improve upon his performance, then it might be valid to say that he deserves big money.
Marist is supposed to have a strict policy towards drug use and underage drinking. And yet, it seems like everywhere you go, someone is doing one of the above. The question is, is Marist aware and chooses to turn a blind eye, or are they completely oblivious to what is going on around campus?
As humans we have an obligation to keep our world clean. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), there have been scientific studies indicating that “extreme weather events are likely to become more frequent or more intense with human-induced climate change.” In the past 10 years alone, there have been a countless number of these events, including heat waves, cyclones, hurricanes, earthquakes, and tsunamis. Could all of these natural disasters have been prevented? I believe that many of them could.