Evelin Garcia

Pink tax proves women are still unequal

It is time companies put an end to pink tax and stop charging women more than men for the same product.

Pink tax is gender pricing where products targeted to women are priced higher than the male equivalent. This discrimination against women is prevalent on a national level, and must be put to an end.

It is time we said goodbye to student loan debt

Student loan debt is not an exclusive problem. Oh no, the high cost and rapid increase in college tuition has pulled America into a deeper debt hole affecting students and the entire country.

It is true student loans help those of lower incomes have an opportunity to attend college and obtain a higher education to better their lives. It is also true that they have turned into America’s nightmare by worsening economic inequality.  

Segregation prominent today, not a thing of the past

Segregation is a problem continuing to plague America and isa very tangible and unfortunate reality for many today.

There have been multiple attempts to combat the problem of segregation, but none have seemed to have lasting results. With the modern mentality most citizens claim to have acquired today, it is almost impossible for them to even imagine segregation still exists today. For some, it is easier to believe that segregation today is more of a myth than a reality.

Opt out movement calls for dissolution of state testing

It’s almost tradition that tests become every student’s nightmare.

There has been a lot of noise in New York City over United Opt Out, a movement trying to bring about the end of all mandatory state tests.

The movement wants to liberate the students from what they consider to be incompetent teaching.

Most of the union is made up of unsatisfied parents who argue that their children don’t learn enough material in the classroom. The parents say students’ learning is selective toward the mandatory state tests, which leave out certain topics.

Internet addiction is real, time to act

The Internet has turned into the heroin of the 21st century. It is the flavor of the month, the drug of choice, the addiction a mass of people just cannot seem to shake. Internet addiction is a real thing, and the unsettling reliance on technology has led to some serious problems in society.

Copyright laws limit artistic expression, progression

The evolution of human beings continues in every aspect of our existence. As a natural instinct we have adapted to physical and mental change as we see fit. Throughout history we have shaped and advanced our society with our creative touch. The influence for that very creative touch has been slowly coming to an end as copyright laws readily seek to halt expression and limit the creative touch of those that seek to provide artistic progression.

Death penalty not acceptable form of justice

The acts of terrorism known as the Boston marathon bombings took place on April 15, 2013.

Much pain and anger is still felt by those who lost loved ones and possessions to the bombings, even two years later.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty of 30 charges, including murder, in the first phase of his trial. The second phase, which will determine if he receives the death penalty, started on April 21. During this trial, some of the victims and their families demanded his death.

New app will keep drinkers off roads

South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin continues to be the heart of innovation release. On March 13 during the SXSW Interactive festival, TopShelf, an alcohol delivery app, was launched.

Hot innovations are often released through such festivals, but this time modernization struck liquor stores all around Austin.

The alcohol delivery app was created by Ryan Browne and was designed to keep liquor fans safe and satisfied.

Children’s shows not harmful


Television, along with other forms of media, has a profound influence on social behavior and society today.

However, it’s also true that the effect of such media depends on what people watch and for how long.

Society has learned to hold the media responsible for any negative behavior or patterns seen in the world. In reality, media can be as good as it can be bad. The key to manipulating the effect television has upon us lays on what we choose to watch.

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