Wal-Mart has been criticized by labor advocates for it’s low compensation rates. But, starting in April, hundreds of thousands of Wal-Mart employees will receive a pay raise – $1.25 higher than the federal minimum wage. Wal-Mart announced that its employees will earn $9 an hour rather than the lower $7.25, and will go up to […]
Adolescence is a time for major physical, emotional and social changes, and the result can feel like a bit of personality roller coaster. But for many young people, their feelings of anxiousness or sadness amount to more than a day or two of high school blues. How is mental illness viewed in your community?
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The World Cup. The Michael Brown shooting. Scotland’s bid for independence. The war in Gaza. The advance of ISIL through Syria and Iraq. 2014 has brought many events that have forever changed the world and whose effects will reverberate for years to come. What events had the most impact on the world in 2014? Why?
On Monday, A Missouri grand jury decided to not charge Darren Wilson, a white police officer, in the August shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old. Do you think the jury’s decision was fair?
Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on “felons, not families.” Should Obama have taken such action?
This month’s election brought sweeping victories for the Republican party, who secured control of the Senate, retained control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and made numerous gains in local and state governments. What are the challenges of a divided government?
School lunchrooms are sometimes called the biggest restaurant chain in America, and in districts across the country, there’s a push for healthier, locally sourced ingredients. How can schools make lunches more appealing to teens?
A growing number of states and school districts are increasing their focus on students who are “chronically absent” from school— often defined as missing at least 10 percent of the school year for any reason. Why do you think chronic absenteeism is most prevalent among low income students?
You have to show an ID at the airport. You have to show it to buy alcohol. So what’s the big deal about showing it to vote? Should voters be required to show some form of identification when they show up to the polls?