The Bear Facts

Neighborhood gentrification: our community is under attack

Neighborhood gentrification: our community is under attack

Marcell Subert, News Editor

April 14, 2015

Just a decade ago, the H Street corridor in Washington’s Northeast quadrant boasted no more than a few dingy strip malls and an unimpressive collection of take-out restaurants. In the past five years, however, the neighborhood has transformed into a hipster hangout lined with upscale restaurants and...

Hospital reform gone mental Mental

an Anonymous Writer

March 9, 2015

Late last year, I voluntarily sought help after a suicide attempt, and was subsequently checked into a local hospital’s adolescent unit for mental health care. As I walked in for the first time, the adolescent unit (“AU” in hospital lingo) seemed exactly like I would’ve expected it to be: white...

New year, new approach to racism

Kinaya Hassane, Staff Writer

February 5, 2015

In light of the recent uproar over police treatment of African Americans, an important question has come up: How do we fix America’s race problem? Despite the massive strides people of color have made in society, racism in this country is far from over. This issue goes far beyond police brutality,...

Justice for sexual crimes: start with admin

Kinaya Hassane, Staff Writer

December 18, 2014

Rape. It’s a horrible crime that makes us think of dark alleys and shady strangers. But rape is occurring on beautiful college campuses and is being perpetrated by well-educated young men. This is detailed extensively in the recent Rolling Stone article about incidents of sexual assault at the University...

Volunteering is as seasonal as Jingle Bells

Volunteering is as seasonal as Jingle Bells

Marcell Subert, News Editor

December 18, 2014

It’s a crisp November morning in the hip neighborhood of Shaw in our nation’s capital, and scores of college students and young professionals are streaming through the back door of a small Universalist church on the corner of 16th and S streets. Site coordinator Graeme King welcomes the volunteers...

Killing pain different than killing people

Marcell Subert, News Editor

November 26, 2014

On Saturday, Nov. 1, terminally-ill cancer patient Brittany Maynard chose to end her own life after just 29 years by means of drugs prescribed to her under Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act. After being told that she had less than six months to live, Maynard decided to resist the slow and painful mental...

Woe to the unprivileged

Woe to the unprivileged

Kinaya Hassane, Staff Writer

November 26, 2014

Think about your life right now. You probably live in a nice home. If you can drive, then you probably have your own car. Every morning, you drive your car to one of the best schools in the nation with the intention of attending a top college. These are the wonderful things about living in the bastion...

In Colorado, honesty is history

In Colorado, honesty is history

Kinaya Hassane, Staff Writer

November 7, 2014

American history is ugly. Starting from the nation’s founding and continuing all the way to the present day, this country’s image is tarnished by violence and inequality that often gets glossed over in most history classes. In an effort to shed more light on this side of history, the College...

Murder is murder: Why character doesn’t matter

Murder is murder:  Why character doesn’t matter

Daniel Jarris, Staff Writer

October 14, 2014

What determines the value of one’s life? Does it fluctuate based on their success in school? Or whether he or she had a sense of humor or a short temper? As absurd as this seems out of context, all of these things were implied in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s murder last month. The press focus...

Domestic Violence: Not a black and white issue

Domestic Violence: Not a black and white issue

Kinaya Hassane, Staff Writer

October 7, 2014

“If he even raises a hand at you, leave.” Every young woman is familiar with this mantra. But as obvious as it sounds, statistics show that it’s much easier said than done. According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, abused women will leave their partners nearly seven times before they...