The Story of One Woman’s Rape, and the Justice Department’s Failure to ‘Protect and Serve’

For most college students, summer is something that is anticipated throughout the semesters. But for Taylor, the season is not something she can look forward to any more. This is because on June 16, 2016, Taylor became the victim of date rape by a man, who will be referred to as K, who she had met only hours before. The night began when Taylor agreed to meet K at his apartment, and from there they were on their way downtown for dinner. He had charisma—Taylor recalls being able to open up to him easily, telling him about her “history of … Continue reading The Story of One Woman’s Rape, and the Justice Department’s Failure to ‘Protect and Serve’

Feminism: misconceptions, positives and how it has shaped the minds of society

Feminism is a recent phenomenon sweeping across both modern political and social debates. According to Merriam-Webster, feminism is defined as “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes,” or “organized activity on behalf of women’s rights … Continue reading Feminism: misconceptions, positives and how it has shaped the minds of society

20-year-old Coast Guardsman overcomes cancer in only one month

When Derek LeCompte was only 20 years old, he was diagnosed with an early stage of Testicular Cancer. In 2014, LeCompte discovered an unusual bump that he immediately got checked out by a doctor. Sure enough, LeCompte, who is a member of the United States Coast Guard, received life changing news. LeCompte is of a family of five, with two siblings and happily married parents. At the time he was diagnosed, he was also dating a young woman with whom he had been with for a few years by then. When asked how his diagnosis affected these relationships, LeCompte said, … Continue reading 20-year-old Coast Guardsman overcomes cancer in only one month