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Vaccine movie pulled from theaters

April 7, 2016

Filed under 2015-2016, Health and Science, Issue 20

Can it increase mistrust toward vaccinations? By Roxanne Lee Staff Writer Ever since Andrew Wakefield released falsified studies linking autism and vaccines in 1998, public distrust toward vaccinations greatly increased, to the...

Brussels terrorist attack has international ramifications

March 24, 2016

Filed under 2015-2016, Issue 18

By Madeleine Longwell Staff Writer ISIS has claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels. The explosions —two in Brussels Airport and one in a nearby subway car—killed more than thirty people and injur...

Post-terrorism Islamophobia

March 24, 2016

Filed under 2015-2016, Issue 18, Opinion

On Tuesday, March 22, at least 10 people were killed and 100 wounded at Brussels’ international airport, in addition to at least 20 killed and 130 wounded at the Maelbeek metro station, according to Belgian government officials. In...

Massachusetts reports high rates of child abuse, neglect

February 11, 2016

Filed under 2015-2016, Issue 13

By Katie Sittig-Boyd Staff Writer According to newly released figures, Massachusetts reported the highest rate of abused and neglected children per state in the U.S. during the 2014 fiscal year. During the fiscal year that ended ...

Simmons student accosted near Gardner Museum

February 3, 2016

Filed under 2015-2016, Issue 12

By Katie Sittig-Boyd Staff Writer Last Wednesday, Jan. 27, at approximately 7:30 p.m., a Simmons College graduate student was accosted by a male individual near the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Public Safety reported on Thursday. The...

A tragic legacy for youth

January 27, 2016

Filed under 2015-2016, Issue 11, Opinion

By Megan McCann Contributing Writer Imagine not being mommy’s princess or daddy’s little girl. Imagine not being put first because your parents are more worried about their bottle of alcohol. Or imagine going hungry becau...

Fenway bar cited after fatal shooting

December 3, 2015

Filed under 2015-2016, Issue 9

By Lindsey Stokes Staff Writer A bar near Fenway Park is facing possible sanctions against its liquor license after a shooting last Thursday that killed one person and injured three others. Who’s On First was cited by the...

Letter to the Editor

December 2, 2015

Filed under 2015-2016, Issue 9, Opinion

Dear Editors, Microaggressions are a public health problem. The term “microaggression” suggests that they are small things, things that can be shrugged aside. In a 2010 book, Derald Wing Sue defined them as “brief and commonplace...

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