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  • Voter registration ends tomorrow, get registered

    Tomorrow Oct. 11 is the last day to register to vote in Pennsylvania. It’s imperative that everyone, regardless of party affiliation or political preference, is able to make their voice heard in the upcoming election.

    Forum | October 10, 2016
  • EpiPen price hikes reveal big drug industry flaws

    As much as we all love Pinterest and YouTube tutorials, there are some things that most people agree shouldn’t be DIY. Normally medical treatment, devices, and equipment are near the top of that list, but in the wake of extreme price hikes EpiPens seem to have fallen off the list all together. Surging EpiPen kit prices, which [have spiked from around $100 in 2009 to over $600 today](http://well.bl...

    Forum | October 3, 2016
  • Congress scapegoats CDC, must fund Zika testing

    It’s no secret that Zika is a growing concern in the U.S. With the number of cases rising, fast and accurate testing is a necessity. However, many Americans are being caught off guard by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) prolonging the testing process and leaving many potential cases undiagnosed. In July, the [CDC released a flowchart](http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/this-flo...

    Forum | September 26, 2016
  • Universities must reckon with histories of racism

    In 1838, the Jesuit priests who ran what is now called Georgetown University sold off 272 slaves. The sale, estimated to be worth around $3.3 million in today’s dollars, helped to pay off the then struggling university’s debt. While something like this is obviously horrific by today’s standards, the size and circumstances of the sale made it controversial even at the time.

    Forum | September 19, 2016
  • Fracking complexities pollute Nov. Senate election

    If you’re like me, the word “fracking” calls to mind viral videos of Yoko Ono dancing with an inflatable earth and people lighting their tap water on fire, all tinged with a touch of confusion. Fracking is one of those topics that manages to be controversial without being clearly understood. While the debate about fracking rages all across the country, the controversy, and the confusion, is most s...

    Forum | September 12, 2016