Human Services

The Ignorance Behind "All Lives Matter"


The Ignorance Behind “All Lives Matter”



In the article “A Comparison of Attitudes Toward Euthanasia Among Medical Students at Two Polish Universities”, written by Leppert, Wojciech, et al. in 2013, the researchers tried to demonstrate how young adults viewed the ethical issue surrounding euthanasia and assisted suicide. They surveyed over 500 students from two universities in Poland to see if the younger generation was more in favor or against the practice of euthanasia and assisted suicide for incurable diseases.

High Suicide Rates on Native American Reserves


On March 9th, 2016 the Washington Post published an article by Sari Horwitz entitled, “The Hard Lives - and High Suicide Rate - of Native American Children on Reservations” which provided some insight on the alarming rates of suicide in the aboriginal community. On the Gila River Indian reservation in Arizona, eight teens have killed themselves over the past year and there are several sights, such as a particular tree where one girl hung herself, where they are advised to stay away from because of superstitious reasons.

Understanding Euthanasia


  The article 3 of the human right of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that everyone has the right to life (The Universal Declaration of Human Rights). But what happens when someone gives up their right to live and wishes to die? The right to die is a subject that brings up a lot of controversy. An example is euthanasia which is a way to kill someone that is very sick to avoid more suffering (Euthanasia).   This text will go over the different thoughts on the practice of euthanasia on human beings.

Child Soldiers

Sabrina Furfaro

Ms. Lamantia

Grade 11 Global Issues

April 14, 2016


Child Soldiers

250 000 Child soldiers in today’s society that have been token by rebel and non governmental groups by force. There are no ways to stop these groups as they just barge in and take the child. If the kid tries to not be forced by the group, they will be shot by the group and they will die. The kids get the hardest job as they cannot fight back. 

Justin Trudeau Works on Improving the Relationship with Native Americans

Justin Trudeau was elected as the Prime Minister of Canada on November 4th, 2015, and he has been working on improving the relationship between the government and the First Nations of Canada. Before that, I would like to introduce Justin Trudeau as more than just the Prime Minister of Canada. He is the eldest son of former Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau and he was born on December 25th, 1971 in Ottawa. In 1994, Justin Trudeau received a Bachelor’s Degree from McGill University in English Literature and an education degree from the University of British Columbia in 1998.

Bill 657 again`t Human Trafficking

Each and every single one of us has the power to change the world. Although this is a cliche sentence, it is true. I consider myself lucky to be part of the Western World where I can live in a mostly easy way. Even though they are a lot of corrupted people and a lot of people who crave for money, there are sill those who think that the world must be changed. I believe that it is important to look up to these people and understand what they are doing for the greater good. One of these people is senator Darell Steinberg. Darell Steinberg is a Californian Democratic politician.

Knowledge can break the silence


I believe that the human trafficking problem is a major issue. Although I already posted multiple articles summaries and I provided some detailed information, I believe that information can only be reliable when it comes from a good source.

Violence against Children in the Native American Community


In an article published on November 18th, 2014  by written by Tara Culp-Ressler entitled, “The Shocking Rates Of Violence And Abuse Facing Native American Kids” sheds light on the horrifying abuse that affects children on Native American tribal reserves. The author reports that these children’s lives are being “destroyed by relentless violence and trauma.” The abuse and trauma has resulted in these children experiencing PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).


I believe that Tel-Aide is a great organization for young adults who wish to volunteer. Nowadays, listening, I believe, has actually become a little bit rarer than what it was before. Therefore, knowing that there is someone somewhere who is willing to listen to you when you have issues can be a real "buoy".

Briefly, Tel-Aide's mission is "to offer an empathetic, authentic and respectful ear to those who call", and I believe that this is something (with a little bit of training) that we can all do.