Plasma donation companies: drawing the blood of the working poor for profit
Picture taken of the plasma donation facility waiting room. The office maintains a consistent donor volume throughout the day, with many more donors waiting in line, filling out kiosks, and drawing plasma just out of frame. Photo taken by Nickolas Steinig.

Plasma donation companies: drawing the blood of the working poor for profit

There’s a jittery and anxious energy to the air. The music is alternating between high-energy jazz and Christmas carols belted over the intercom. A groundswell of regular plasma donors are jostling between black rope lines, hastily filling out informed consent forms at one of the…

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Nancy Pelosi announces retirement from Speakership
With Pelosi stepping down from her position as Speaker of the House, the floor is now open in a way it hasn't been in many years. Photo courtesy of Caspian Rizzo.

Nancy Pelosi announces retirement from Speakership

When it became clear that the Democratic Party was no longer going to maintain their majority in the House of Representatives, the already-scrambling party was dealt another significant blow. Nancy Pelosi, who has been the Speaker of the House twice since assuming office—both times that…

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Missile that struck Poland determined by NATO to be Ukrainian misfire
Polish President Andrzej Duda speaking with military in 2021. (Courtesy of flickr.)

Missile that struck Poland determined by NATO to be Ukrainian misfire

On Nov. 15, the Polish village of Przewodów, residing near the Polish-Ukrainian border, was struck by two missiles. It was confirmed that the blasts killed two people. Amidst the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war, the incident proves to be one of the latest examples of international violence…

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Germany’s innovative public transport initiative
German municipality Ruderatshofen. (Courtesty of flickr.)

Germany’s innovative public transport initiative

€1.60 a day, €49 a month for unlimited public transportation. Germany plans to unroll a brand-new, cost-effective transport initiative beginning the first day of 2023. Following the success of the 9-Euro-Ticket, which launched in the summer of 2022, amenities bundled with the purchase of the…

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First Member of Gen Z Elected to Congress: Maxwell Alejandro Frost
Maxwell Frost speaking to an audience. (Courtesy of frostforcongress.com)

First Member of Gen Z Elected to Congress: Maxwell Alejandro Frost

As more and more members of Generation Z—people born between 1997 and 2012—reach voting age, a persistent critique has been the lack of representation of their age group in political races. However, during this midterm election, this was finally set to change. Maxwell Alejandro Frost,…

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Federal judge blocks the “dystopian” House Bill 7 in court
The Florida Supreme Court building. (Courtesy of flickr.)

Federal judge blocks the “dystopian” House Bill 7 in court

“This is positively dystopian,” Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker stated in his Nov. 17th ruling which was able to temporarily block Florida’s House Bill 7, aka the Stop WOKE Act, from being enforced in public universities—such as New College.  The judge made distinct references…

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DeSantis misplaces taxpayer money for migrant flights
A political cartoon depicting Ron DeSantis with the text, "Ron is very fond of flying stunts. But not so sure he has a license." Photo courtesy of McClaine Moore on Flickr.

DeSantis misplaces taxpayer money for migrant flights

Florida Gov. and crusader against all things “woke,” Ron DeSantis, stirs up more controversy concerning the use and failure to account for all tax dollars used in his plan to send Texan Migrants to Martha’s Vineyard. The horrific abuse of human rights that stranded 50…

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Medical malpractice, America’s silent killer
Chart of medical malpractice claims and their causes from 2017 through 2021. Photo taken from JustPoint.

Medical malpractice, America’s silent killer

The day has come. It was a hard decision, but the only choice you have is to amputate. All was well when you arrived at the hospital and surgery went smoothly—the only problem is you were sure it was your right leg, not your left. …

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