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First Adventures Abroad

By Arion Wright My sophomore year, I made a list of goals that I wished to accomplish before the time I graduate. One of my goals was to study abroad. I always had the dream to go overseas and to be the first person in my family to go outside of the country. I had…

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The Ebola Epidemic

By Arion Wright Lately, there has been a rising concern in the United States on the Ebola epidemic. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a laboratory case of Ebola on September 30, 2014. A man had traveled to the United States from West Africa and was immediately transported to the Texas Presbyterian Hospital…

Photo Credit: What You Need To Know About Ebola (CDC)

Ebola: Food For Thought

By Stella Achenjang EBOLA. It seems as though a day does not go by where we do not hear someone mention the dreaded virus. But what exactly is Ebola? It has been the hot button topic since around the start of school in August, but does the general public or the students at the University…

Photo Credit: U.S. Department of State Official blog

Challenges Facing Maternal Health in South Africa

By Rachel Ball South Africa holds an alarmingly high rate of maternal mortality at 269 deaths per 100,000 live births. The nation recognizes its disturbing women’s health problem, but improvements have been slow to occur. The South African government committed to reach a goal of only 38 deaths per 100,000 births by the year 2015,…