Boston University students may have no trouble heading down to Student Health Services when think they are coming down with the flu, or to get that nasty bruise from broomball checked out, but when it comes to mental health, adolescents are not going to be as eager to seek help.
When I was accepted to Boston University four years ago, all I read of the letter was ‘Congratulations Miss . . .’ and then immediately posted the news on my MySpace and drove all of my high school textbooks into the arid Southern California desert and buried them alive.
When former Vice President Dick Cheney was in office, Americans, not just Republicans and conservatives, regularly fell to one knee as he walked by. So it should be no surprise that the nation shuddered when Cheney said that President Barack Obama had made the nation less safe.
After America spent eight years moving socially to the right under former President George W. Bush, the liberal backlash continues. The ruling from a federal judge that Plan B, the ‘morning after pill,’ can be sold without a prescription to 17-year-olds is a victory for women’s rights. Conservative ideology should not be dictating how women determine what is right for their bodies.
On Monday, Staff Sgt. Phillip Meyers, killed on duty in Afghanistan, returned home to the United States for the last time. And for the first time since 1991, journalists and photographers were allowed to cover his casket’s transfer from a military transport plane back to American soil.