Puppies Behind Bars lets prison inmates raise service dogs

BY: SYDNEY KEEFE  Puppies Behind Bars began in New York in 1997 and its mission is to have prisoners raise and train service dogs for wounded war veterans. After 9/11 Puppies Behind Bars branched out into training explosive detection canines for law…

Smoke pot? Researchers looking for 25,000 recreational cannabis users for study

BY: JARED BEAUBIEN-TAYLOR Researchers are looking for 25,000 participants to take part in a recreational marijuana study. It aims to study the effects of pot on long-term recreational users. Berlin’s Research initiative on Cannabis Consumption submitted the “Scientific Study on…

Homeless in America: Man travelled across the country to give a voice to the homeless

BY: JESSICA BEUKER  On August 12, 2016, recent Boise State graduate, Justin Doering, set off on a three-month, 14,000-mile journey across 34 states. The reason? To humanize America’s homeless through a project called Fifty Sandwiches. Fifty Sandwiches is a non-profit,…

Don’t speak Trump? Let the Dutch teach you in this satirical video

This video is a hilarious satire on the style of the newly-elected president of the US. Unlike the rest of the Europe, the Dutch do not care much about the frenzy around Trump’s presidency. They have found their place on…

America is getting an urban nature area 10 times bigger than Central Park

BY: CHARLOTTE LEFAVE A brand new park is being kick-started by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates in Dallas, Texas, around the Trinity River. The park will be the biggest Urban Nature Park in America, 10 times bigger than New York’s Central…

To help protect ocean life, the UK plans to ban microbeads from all cosmetics by 2017

BY: AISHA ILYAD  “Beat the micro bead, beat the micro bead.” This is what campaigners against micro beads in cosmetics have been chanting for years. The little tiny beads may seem harmless, but they actually make washing your face, brushing…

France gives the middle finger to climate change by shutting down all of its coal power plants by 2023

BY: JESSICA BEUKER  It’s that time of year again; the annual climate gathering run by the UN saw experts, lawmakers and organizations gathering in Morocco this week to discuss the current state of the planet, and the current uphill battle…

5 helpful tips to go on a road trip with your significant other (without killing each other)

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP It is possible. In fact I just completed my first road trip with my boyfriend and yes, we are still together. We decided to take travelling together to a new level by renting a mini van for…

5 simple airline hacks that will let you see the world without going broke

Alright, let’s get down to brass tax. Unless you’re flying on your companies dollar (not likely), or you’re so rich that money isn’t an object, (although that would be nice, it’s also not likely) you want to travel the world,…

Racism is alive and well, but the conversation is dying

For the average person, a typical day consists of waking up, going to work and then heading back home – seldom taking the time to think about what is happening in the world around us. Individual problems and concerns keep…

This secret prison in America proves that we haven’t learned from our past.

BY: M. TOMOSKI Illustration by: Ryan Garcia / The Plaid Zebra It’s a fine line to walk between tin-foil hats and hard facts whenever you hear the words “the government is hiding something.” In most cases, these are the people who…

Stanford just drafted the perfect plan to get America running on 100% renewable energy by 2050

BY: TYLER FYFE A new study by Mark Z. Jacobson of Stanford University in collaboration with U.C. Berkeley is the first guidebook for all 50 states to run on 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050. If progressive politicians at…

A potential bridge between Russia and Alaska could lead to the ultimate road trip

BY: ZOE MELNYK The ultimate road trip stretching from New York City all the way to London could be possible if Russia’s plans work out to build a mega highway connecting Russia’s easternmost border with Alaska’s westernmost border. The idea…

26-year-old rides bike 2913 miles to prove a point

BY: LAURA ROJAS 26 year old Julian Rojas was born and raised in Colombia. He graduated from Industrial Engineering three years ago after studying at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá. Having always been an avid biker and life…