Are Hate Crimes in Ohio a Non-issue?

Are Hate Crimes in Ohio a Non-issue?

  There have been many incidents of hate crimes most of them to be racially motivated, for example, you may remember the 2015 incident involving, the mass shooting of Black members of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. An individual Dylann Roof had taken it upon himself to commit a hate crime by shooting and killing 9 people.NBC News reported that Roof had tried to appeal his death sentence recently. Another example of a hate crime was…

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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Homeless

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Homeless

Currently, the United States houses around 552,830 homeless people today. Approximately 17 people per 10,000 will experience homelessness each day. COVID-19 has been a huge leading cause of the economic crisis that has affected affordable housing which influences the homeless communities. Homelessness affects different races, genders, ages and sexual orientations populations in different ways. LGBTQ+ youth are 120 percent more likely to experience homelessness compared to other demographics, and 42 percent of the overall homeless youth identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. With…

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Student mental health issues continue to rise during pandemic

Student mental health issues continue to rise during pandemic

Recent survey results tracking mental health concerns of high school and college students underscore the emotional toll the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on younger generations. A survey conducted by College Pulse, a research firm represented by more than 1000 colleges and universities in the United States, found mental health to be a concern for college students. Over 2,000 actively enrolled undergraduate college students completed the 20-question survey between March 16 and March 22 this year – two years since the…

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Sexual violence remains underreported in the United States

Sexual violence remains underreported in the United States

Reported sexual assault and violence remain significantly lower compared to other reported violent crimes in the United States.  The number of rape and sexual assaults reported has maintained low over the past two years. Compared to other violent crimes committed and reported within the U.S., rape and sexual assault often go unreported to authority. Women and people assigned female at birth have dealt with oppression from governing bodies and authority for decades. The current topic of discussion has been the…

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COVID CLASSROOMS

COVID CLASSROOMS

Covid 19 brought a lot of uncertainty and fear to the world when it came about, trapping us in our homes, forcing us to live life from the confines of our rooms, but recently, things have been getting better and we the people are starting to reclaim our world back. There were many things that suffered from everyday life due to covid, and education was one of them.  During Covid, student were forced out of the classroom and put into…

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Taking precautions around stairs can help prevent injury

Taking precautions around stairs can help prevent injury

Staying safe may not be at the forefront of someone’s mind when walking down a flight of stairs. For some age groups, however, taking precautions in order to safely navigate around stairs can be an important way to prevent serious bodily injury. According to the most recent data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, a report of annual recorded proximate causes of injury compiled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, stairs, ramps and floors serve as the leading…

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Covid-19’s Effect on Farmers

Covid-19’s Effect on Farmers

During the pandemic, many people faced setbacks. Ohio farmers faced challenges that many others didn’t. The year 2019 was the year the United States Department of Agriculture completed The Census of Agriculture- a national comprehensive survey of agricultural activity for all U.S. farm and ranch operations every five years. What was found was that the farming industry was at a low point compared to previous years. In the first year of the pandemic, farmers struggled with the food supply system and…

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Athletes are Skipping Games to Extended Careers

Athletes are Skipping Games to Extended Careers

Jaelen Crider was a heavily recruited football prospect coming out of high school. He was a four star recruit with offers from Michigan State, Iowa and LSU. During Crider’s freshman season, things took a turn for the worst. Before the ninth game of the season Crider has told his training staff his ankle felt off. He got very sore fast and he could only describe it as ankle fatigue. He ended up picking Toledo to play college football. He did…

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The Shifting Landscape of Police Reform

The Shifting Landscape of Police Reform

Police reform efforts have slowed down since the death of George Floyd almost two years ago, but activists continue to call for big changes in policing. On November 2, 2021, voters in Cleveland passed Issue 24, which proposed the creation of the Community Police Commission. The passage of Issue 24, now known as Charter Section 115, also addresses the existing Civilian Police Review Board, which was called “disempowered,” by critics. “There’s been an issue over a period of many decades…

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Why are so many U.S. adults untrusting of the Metaverse and virtual reality?

Why are so many U.S. adults untrusting of the Metaverse and virtual reality?

Mark Zuckerberg released many statements in the past somewhat similar to, “the metaverse is the future of the internet,” and, “A future with just a pair of glasses.”  Despite this, data from surveys through Ispos in January 2022 shows that out of 1,000 respondents who were 18 or older, a large percentage of U.S. citizens feel uninterested, concerned, or confused about the metaverse and virtual reality. This survey was conducted representatively across the country over a 12 hour time period….

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