September 16, 2019

Demons and Dust

A childhood experience on a playground taught Tori Murden McClure a lesson about the importance of love and friendship that has stuck with her through the years and helped inspire her life's work.
April 2, 2018

The Real Consequences of Justice

NPR listener and social work professor Frederic Reamer finds his belief in justice tested every time he faces criminals and victims at parole board hearings in his home state of Rhode Island.
November 6, 2013

I Believe In Small Acts

I believe in standing up for myself and my beliefs. If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything, and I'm not the type of person to throw my values to the side for any reason. I refuse to...
September 8, 2013

Through This Tragedy

My uncle murdered my father two weeks before I started high school. My friend Rhea was sleeping over my house. We watched movies and nervously chatted about what high school would be like. We got candy and sodas from the...
August 20, 2013

Jumping to Conclusions

I believe that people are too quick to jump to conclusions and react violently in most situations without knowing all the facts. People don’t step back and think; instead people jump to the old “1+1=2” equation. Yet, time and time...
August 20, 2013

Justifiable Violence

Introduction: Is violence ever justifiable? It is the intension of this paper to prove that in some cases violence is not only justified but warranted. It’s Christmas eve 1973, a little boy is being beaten in front of a window...
July 18, 2013

An Obligation to Honor Fallen Friends

There should be a moment of silence before every summer Olympic Games to honor the Munich 11. During the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich eleven Israeli coaches, athletes and referees were taken hostage by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September....
March 6, 2013

No matter what

Everyone has a belief, no matter what it may be. Personally I have no problem with people beliefs no matter what, but my personal belief is that the crime should fit the punishment no matter the person. People come in...
February 25, 2013

Rumor Has It

I believe that everyone should be honest no matter what the question is. People want the truth weather they like the answer or not. “It’s a basic truth of the human condition that everybody lies. The only variable is about...