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Prison Labor: The Modern Slavery

Jacob Lonon, Scarlet Staff

September 14, 2018

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When Congress ratified the 13th Amendment to the Constitution outlawing slavery, it left an important caveat, a single circumstance under which slavery could still be legal in the United States: “Neither slavery nor involuntar...

‘Change Can’t Wait’ For This Democratic Nominee

Matthew Levin-Nussbaum, Contributing Writer

September 14, 2018

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On Tuesday, Sept. 4, Massachusetts voters went to the polls to vote in the 2018 primaries. The Massachusetts primaries went largely as expected. On the federal level Tuesday’s results will have little effect on the partisan m...

The Clark Bubble

Jason Fehrnstrom, Scarlet Staff

September 14, 2018

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On September 6, 2016, The New York Times published an article entitled “Campuses Cautiously Train Freshmen Against Subtle Insults.” The lionshare of this article was focused on Clark University’s orientation programs which focu...

Judging a Movement: Considering the Validity of Free Range Parenting

Erlend Lane, Contributing Writer

April 16, 2018

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Almost everyone has something to say about how to maintain the well-being of children, but unfortunately people usually disagree on how and when that well-being is threatened, and how it should be protected. For more than ...

No excuses: Teenagers cannot solve gun control on their own, and we should not expect them too.

Sarah Reinbrecht, Scarlet Staff

April 16, 2018

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One month after the mass school shooting in Parkland, FL, students across the nation walked out of their schools to protest gun violence and a lack of gun control in America. Despite facing disciplinary actions from their school’s a...

Hope for the Criminal Justice System

Mike Cox, Contributing Writer

April 16, 2018

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On March 28th Amnesty International and Students Against Mass Incarceration invited five formerly incarcerated persons to Clark University. These survivors of mass incarceration shared their experiences in prison, and the work that th...

Something is Rotten in the District of Columbia

Andrew Rose, Scarlet Staff

April 16, 2018

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  The steady stream of scandals emanating from the Trump administration is an excellent reminder of just how thin the line between tragedy and farce can be. The most recent example, involving Ben Carson, the incumbent Secre...

Can’t Buy the Law (Unless You Can)

Max Ellas, Scarlet Staff

March 3, 2018

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Late one autumn night, State Trooper Ryan Sceviour pulled over Alli Bibaud on I-190 after she crashed her car while drunk. Bibaud protested vehemently and tried to get around any form of punishment,  most notably by offering Scev...

Legal Weed Faces Resistance at All Bureaucratic Levels

Jason Fehrnstrom, Scarlet Staff

March 3, 2018

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Fourteen months ago, the citizens of Massachusetts voted to legalize the cultivation, possession, and sale of recreational cannabis. In spite of this pivotal development, citizens in Shrewsbury, Mass., a suburban enclave borde...

The Problem of Not Knowing

Sarah Reinbrecht, Scarlet Staff

March 3, 2018

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Anyone who has ever watched “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” is probably aware of rape kits and the dreaded backlog that prevents Olivia Benson and her team from catching the serial rapist. As much as one would want to be...

Subduing Medical Snooping

Andrew Vontzalides, Scarlet Staff

March 3, 2018

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On Wednesday, Feb. 17, the Massachusetts State Senate voted in favor of a bill that would broadly ensure confidentiality in healthcare for Massachusetts patients. The bill would require health insurance companies to issue “Explanati...

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