Author Archives: mbolling

The New Age “Sl*t Shaming”: Are School Officials Going Too Far?

BY GREGG STEINMAN – The 1920s sparked a new age for women in the United States.  “Flappers” began to shed the restrictive clothing that women were accustomed to and entered into the party scene.  “The new woman of the ‘20s was totally different from her mother.  She worked and voted.  She smoked, drank and danced.  […]

The Resurgence of Debtors’ Prison: The For-Profit Criminalization of the Impoverished

BY JANYL RELLING – On January 29, 2015, The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a federal lawsuit challenging debt collection practices that have resulted in the jailing of people because they are poor.[1]  The case was brought on behalf of Kevin Thompson, a teenager from DeKalb County, Georgia, who was jailed because of his […]

Conversations and Expectations: Cuba and the USA

BY CLAUDIA MEIJIDES – On December 17, 2014, the White House released a statement by President Obama discussing future Cuba policy changes. President Obama affirmed that the “outdated approach”[1] the United States of America has with Cuba would cease to exist. Relations between both countries will begin to normalize. These changes will not only create more […]