As Amazon moves in, New York’s homeless forced to move on

Nestled between rising luxury apartments and the country’s largest public housing development lies the future home of Amazon’s new headquarters. For the low-income and homeless residents in Long Island City, the incoming business serves as a reminder of rampant gentrification and social injustice. Read more on Pavement Pieces

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Slave labor isn’t dead; it’s just fighting fires

The tragic fires sweeping through southern California have resulted in dozens of deaths and have brought out only the best of the best to help contain the rampant flames. While many of the best include the Los Angeles and Santa Barbara Fire Departments, it also includes local prisoners. Several thousand prisoners throughout the state have […]

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What Amazon’s new headquarters means for Long Island City residents

The announcement that Amazon will be opening a new headquarters in Long Island City, Queens has thousands of New Yorkers in an uproar, and it may be for good reason. While the company has promised that the move will bring 25,000 new jobs to the city, an investigation published in February shows a different scenario. […]

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Wicked awesome

Boston is FANTASTIC. On top of all the major historical points, which I definitely recommend, there are some really beautiful streets and areas that have a unique charm you really can’t find anywhere else. For those visiting, don’t confine yourselves to the downtown area, although it’s hard not to, and rightfully so. Check out some […]

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The search continues

Hello fellow travelers! I am on the search for the next big phase — graduate school. Deciding not to attend American University last fall was a difficult one to say the least, but that does not mean the higher education door has closed. The next month or two are booked with travel plans to visit schools […]

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Nevada’s gun laws

So by now, everyone (hopefully) has heard about what Las Vegas massacre that occurred Sunday. While it’s important to know the shooter’s history (mental, emotional, physical, career, etc.) it’s equally important to note just how easy it is for people in Nevada to get a law in general. I posted this information a few days […]

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