Seminar in Academic Inquiry and Writing
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From Little Red to the NFL

DEA: Reality vs Perception

What do you think when you first hear DEA? Your first impression of a Drug Enforcement Agent might, be someone who stops international drug cartels or might head in the opposite and think, “These are the people making pot more expensive.” I asked a few of my closest family and …

From Hip-Hop to Bomba: How African-American and Latino Expressions of Struggle Converge

African Americans and Latinos are the two largest minorities in the United States. Historically, both communities have been oppressed and marginalized through legislature, social stigmas, and systemic racism. This page explores the similarities in these two communities’ struggles and how they’ve expressed them through music. Historic Struggles in the African …

Animal Activists or Extremist Organization? A look at PETA and their practices

PETA is widely known in the media for their controversial methods of animal activism. Overall, their actions range from silly to insensitive to downright dangerous. PETA’s Euthanasia Rates PETA stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals[2]. While this is what they preach, it is not always what they …

Truly Dangerous

The Bronx is often misconceived as a ghetto, a slang often used to refer to an impoverish area where there is a high concentration of objects looking cheap and dirty. This then creates the preconception that being “ghetto” is what the Bronx is and living within this city is a …

Original vs. Modern

All throughout the world, people are very familiar when they hear the name “Karate Kid”. And we can’t deny the fact that, we loved the movies so much that we wanted to become Mr. Miyagi or Mr. Han’s apprentices (get it?). For some of us, that dream was turned into …

Drug Decriminalization and Treatment for Addiction: America Starts to Shift the War on Drugs

The War on Drugs has been a 50 year long inhumane war that is finally being shifted as states realize that drug addiction is a health issue that needs to be taken out of the criminal justice system. Many innocent people have been killed, abused, and mistreated by the failed …