After fights for transgender rights accomplished widespread installation of gender neutral bathrooms in recent years, some universities are providing free menstrual products in men’s restrooms to accommodate students who identify as a gender different than their anatomic sex. This step shows that institutions are willing to support their diverse student bodies.
After being kidnapped or lured by Russian authorities into gay concentration camps, hundreds of homosexual men in Chechnya, Russia are beaten, electrocuted and emotionally abused or forced to perform quasi-sexual acts. Little is being done to stop them, and more action is needed to shut down the camps.
The 3.88 percent tuition increase to be initiated for the upcoming school year is a crushing financial blow for many students. This increase, however, is modest compared to previous years. Although any increase is tough, this time administration took student input into account when choices were made.
Tensions have been rising between the United States and North Korea in the last couple of weeks. President Trump sent Vice President Mike Pence to the demilitarized zone on the border of North and South Korea last week, as part of an Asia tour.
More than two dozen female Marines were violated and degraded by their fellow servicemen who posted nude photos of them accompanied by their names, rank and military station in early March.
United Airlines has been in the headlines for forcibly removing a passenger from an overbooked flight to Louisville, Kentucky, April 9.
In response to a chemical attack against a northern rebel-controlled area in Syria, President Donald Trump ordered on April 7 a military strike against a Syrian airbase, which was the first direct military action US took against Syria during their civil war.
On April 9, New York’s state legislature approved Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to provide free college tuition to New York residents who are full-time students and earn less than $100,000 annually. In 2018, the cap will increase to $110,000 and then $125,000 in 2019.
Following the St. Louis Rams and the San Diego Chargers – now Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers – the Oakland Raiders have recently announced that they will become the latest NFL team to engage in a location makeover.
Last week, Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-New York, introduced the Kalief Browder Re-entry Success Act.