Author: Elijah DeRoche

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Elijah DeRoche7 months

A Killer Behind Closed Doors

In the United States, prescription painkillers like OxyContin have been excessively produced, advertised and prescribed across the nation. This has led to a sharp rise in the number of opioids, and subsequently, heroin deaths in the nation as addiction fuels drug abuse skyrockets. Communities have seen their youth dying at the hands of these drugs, but in 2018 27 states brought pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma to court with lawsuits in relation to false advertisement and the drugs’ deadly consequences.

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Elijah DeRoche8 months

The Truth About Privacy In The Digital Age

We live in an era in which our information is all saved, stored and spread digitally. The slightest breach could break way to major upheavals of our personal data and secret lives. Our generation has grown blind to our online presence and image, and must begin to consider the privacy and security of our data from prying individuals and powerful corporations.

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Elijah DeRoche10 months

Why The World Is Better Than You Think

We are fed news about the horrors of the world daily. Massacres, famines and environmental disasters seem to be endless, as the world seemingly spirals out of control. However, we are actually living in the most environmentally friendly, peaceful and equal era in human history and must not let the present’s seemingly dire situation blind us from continuing this upward trend.

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Elijah DeRoche1 year

A Lack of Disagreement and Ideological Diversity in Our Community

UWC appears to be the epitome of diversity, but a survey at UWCM proves that our ideologies are, across the board, very similar.

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Elijah DeRoche1 year

No Community Without Communication

There are plans to adorn our campus by removing the cage and replacing it with a grass amphitheater and trees. While this may be a positive change for some, there has been a lackluster consideration of the DP students’ opinions. In order to maintain a respectful and well-rounded community there must be a discourse between students and administrators on issues that affect the community.

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Elijah DeRoche1 year

Modern American Slavery

The United States has the largest prison industry in the world. With forced, and almost unpaid labour, thousands of usually minority prisoners find themselves producing goods for huge corporations and earning mere pennies.

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Elijah DeRoche1 year

UWC Mostar Removes Aung San Suu Kyi’s Name From Scholarship

UWC Mostar Removes Aung San Suu Kyi’s Name From Scholarship

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Elijah DeRoche1 year

Atlantic College’s Sea Safety Revolution

In the early 1960s, students at Atlantic College in Wales began mapping plans for a sleeker, safer and more efficient lifeboat. What resulted as a part of the curriculum’s maritime studies class was the first ever inflatable boat with a wooden hull.

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Elijah DeRoche1 year

EU Deal Pressures Afghans in Europe

In 2016, Afghanistan was given an ultimatum: lose EU financial support or sign the EU-Afghanistan Joint Way Forward agreement and allow for the return of rejected Afghan asylum seekers.