Browsing the "Human Rights" Tag

Public Safety or Personal Rights?

February 18th, 2013 | by Robbie Linden

A few weeks ago, my friends and I were debating the legality of the increased security policies used by airports. 


Can People Who Are Not People Have Rights?

December 9th, 2011 | by Naomi Scheinerman

Are funerals for the survivors or for the dead? Are baby showers for the newborn or for the parents? Living wills are legally enforceable contracts that carry out the wishes of the deceased. In other words, they are burdens placed on those living by people who no longer exist


For Sale

November 9th, 2011 | by Ben Krawitz

POINT: Prostitution is an inherently immoral and predatory institution. COUNTERPOINT: Sex work can be freely chosen and empowering... decriminalizing prostitution is a step towards a more peaceful, inclusive society


Michigan Town Divided: Child Pornography or Vulgar Prank

March 8th, 2011 | by Leslie Horwitz

In the small town of Muskegon, Michigan near Lake Michigan, the people are divided…and not by which University football team


The Strength of Sit-Ins

February 18th, 2011 | by Mike Guisinger

I love sit-ins. Why do I love sit-ins? Because they’re peaceful, bold and more often than not, effective. Sit-ins have


Legislation Supports Native American Rights

December 3rd, 2010 | by Lexie Tourek

Last night, the College Democrats held their weekly “Kick-Ass Thursday” Meeting. The event was titled “A Conversation on Apology, Reparations,


Strip for Freedom

December 1st, 2010 | by Leslie Horwitz

On Wednesday, November 24th, airline passenger Jason Rockwood stripped down to his underwear in the LaGuardia security line, protesting the


Honduran Human Rights

November 5th, 2010 | by Lexie Tourek

Since the June 28, 2009 military coup d’état of the Honduran government, the country has been in a state of



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