Mylan price increase incites backlash

September 12, 2016 Signal Contributor 0

This year has been a bad one for the pharmaceutical companies all over. From pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli, who raised the price of the drug used to treat toxoplasmosis and prevent malaria, Daraprim, from $13.50 to $750 to Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, a corporation which raised the prices of heart drugs Isuprel and Nitropress, there has been very visible outrage against the industry — and for good reason. […]

Online shopping: better than leaving the house?

September 3, 2016 Tom Ballard 0

Shopping can often be a painstaking series of events. A person has to plan a time to go out, drive to the store, browse the aisles in hopes of finding the items they seek, wait in line to check out and then drive back home. In a time where convenience and ease of use are in high demand, though, it is no surprise that people are seeking an alternative way to shop in order to avoid wasting time. […]

Media’s portrayal of race marginalizes minorites

September 3, 2016 Signal Contributor 0

The country is still plagued by an unspoken racial binary that divides people into black and white categories. Latinos, Asians and Native Americans are simply put into the “other” category. This racial binary has caused the underrepresentation and inaccurate portrayal of other minorities in the media.

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