Perception of politics

The social contract is an agreement between the people living in the nation and the government. In this deal, the country’s citizens give up certain rights or liberties in exchange for protection from the government. This arrangement has been the basis of democratic ideals worldwide, including the United States of America (USA). However, a dangerous threat of miscommunication and polarization could lead to the downfall … Continue reading Perception of politics

The Stigma of Athletes and Mental Health

James Madison University (JMU) has canceled the rest of its softball season after its catcher, Lauren Bennett, sadly took her own life. The sophomore was named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week the Monday before and was a major factor in the team’s success last year in the Women’s College World Series. She was only 20. The more saddening news is that since March, … Continue reading The Stigma of Athletes and Mental Health