The Refugee Olympic Team

By: Danielle Ser This past summer, a global audience watched as their nation’s teams competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  A media frenzy surrounded these Olympic Games with topics ranging from the Zika virus and its possible effect on athletes and onlookers to Brazil’s poverty-stricken areas to Ryan Lochte’s mishap... Continue Reading →

Ending Arizona’s Rape Kit Backlog Problem

By: Rebecca Reiben Every one hundred and nine seconds a person experiences sexual assault.[1] When a victim reports the assault, the victim can elect to have a physician perform an invasive examination, which involves the victim explaining intimate details of the assault, taking photographs of the victim’s body, taking DNA swabs for evidence left by... Continue Reading →

2016 Presidential Election shows U.S has a long way to go toward for respect for Women’s Equality.

By: Rebecca Banes The 2016 U.S. presidential election cycle lasted for well over a year.[1] Women’s’ rights were at the forefront from the get go, with democrat Hilary Clinton running and becoming the first female major party nominee for President of the United States.[2] In the weeks leading up to Election Day, the focus on... Continue Reading →

The Business of Burdens: Religious Contraceptive Accommodations Under the ACA

By: John Burnett   Contraceptive Mandate and Exceptions Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act[1] (ACA) as passed, the Department of Health and Human Services was charged with determining the forms of female contraception that would be required[2] in nearly all employment-based health plans. The chosen twenty contraceptives recommended by the Institute of Medicine... Continue Reading →

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