The slow, red hum of morning dances through the mountains, the valleys, across the wide open plains of northern Arizona, through the spacious blue skies and sparse white clouds watching over this mesa. Few noises stifle its waves. The desert is frontier land, inhospitable, “the loneliest land that ever came out of God’s hands,” as observed by Mary Austin, a western settler, in … [Read more...] about America, Incorporated: A Navajo Tale of Energy and Power
The advancement of medical technology gives rise to methods and resources with greatly informative potential. Genetic testing is one such evolving tool that can play a part in family planning before conceiving a child. At the same time, the accessibility of genetic testing is a double-edged sword. On one hand, this option can enable prior knowledge of disease inheritance that … [Read more...] about The Ethical Implications of Genetic Testing in Procreative Planning
Horizon organic whole milk was my favorite childhood drink. I loved its subtle thickness that coated my tongue and the creamy, silky texture as it moved across my palate. Although I had never been on a farm until eight, in my imagination, cows were happy and carefree, wandering on pastures and enjoying the beautiful sunshine. I saw dairy cows for the first time when … [Read more...] about Plant-Powered Cowboys and Meat-Loving Soyboys: Rethinking Masculinity in the Age of Veganism
“Is she sick?” This was a question that people had asked my mom from the moment I could speak. I learned how to talk early, carrying full conversations with my parents' friends by the age of two. The abnormal depth and raspiness of my two-year-old voice shocked people, often leading them to ask my parents if I had a cold or if I was getting over a sickness. … [Read more...] about Linguistics Totally has a Significant Impact on Women, Right?
I. Introduction Dignity: a concept that several constitutions enshrine and our political and religious leaders often invoke.1The idea of dignity lies at the heart of numerous legal and ethical discussions.2 Our institutions and laws embrace, hail, and employ the concept to assess and establish our society’s ideals and practices.3In legal scholarship, however, dignity … [Read more...] about The Silver Tsunami: Compassionate Release Dignifies Elderly Offenders