• Features

    Eugenics Spark Controversy

    It is difficult to understate the importance of genetic information, it provides insight to one’s heritage, current health status, and the future of their children. Equally as important is genetic autonomy, the ability to control how genetic information is used. One of the most prominent violations of genetic autonomy in history is the eugenics movement. The eugenics movement experimented on, sterilized, and at times euthanized individuals deemed “undesirable” by eugenicist academics. According to Npr.org, 7,000 people were forcibly sterilized in North Carolina alone between 1929 and 1976. The eugenics movement was an attempt at population control of people deemed to be unfit to live and reproduce in society. The movement…

  • Features

    East student voters prepared for the NC election this month

    Without degrees, careers or even sometimes transportation, young people have been forced to get creative in order to be heard. Protests, marches and the advent of social media provide increased visibility and the ability to affect change for young people. The most conventional practice of democracy, however, is voting. The 2018 midterm elections could allow for the country’s leaders to realize the interests and opinions of its younger citizens, which can only be accessed if they decide to vote. According to Electproject.org, voters 18 to 24 have consistently lower turnout rates than their older counterparts. 18 to 24 year olds have turnout rates between twenty and forty percent, while thirty to…

  • News

    US enters trade agreement

    One of President Trump’s most adamant positions is his opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) deal signed by former President Bill Clinton in 1993, which created a zone of free trade between the United States, Canada and Mexico by lowering tariffs and other economic barriers. Trump has repeatedly advocated to modify or possibly repeal the agreement, and as of Sept. 30, the administration is taking significant steps towards delivering on that promise. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is the new trilateral trade deal that serves as a modernized version of NAFTA. The most prominent aspects of the agreement are its changes to labor standards, automobile tariffs and dairy tariffs.…