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SUNY Brockport
November 17, 2014
When it comes to college, sleep is one of those things a student can’t ever seem to get enough of. Whether it’s pulling an all-nighter studying or an all-nighter partying, messing with your sleep schedule and your quality of sleep can drastically affect your learning potential. Sleep isn’t just important for school, it is also important for your health.

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In the Globe in Mail article, published on November,2, Victoria Cavaliere, reports the case of Brittany Maynard. In fact, Brittany Maynard had a brain cancer and she decided  to die with dignity. With her husband, she moved from California to Oregon, where assisted suicide is allowed. She passed away on November, 1 surrunded by her closed familly. Due to her brain cancer, Brittany Maynard became a assisted suicide defender. Trough internet, her story became viral  and people are allowed to send condolences to her family.

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In this case, published in the Journal of Advance Nursing in 1998, there is a woman named Susan that does not value her life anymore and wants to die. Before judging, here is a little back ground on Susan. Susan is 27 years old lawyer, well-traveled and liked skiing. She was engaged to a man named John. One day they ended up in a car crash. John died but Susan survived but became paralyzed from the neck down. Susan spent many months assessing her situation and decided it was worthless. She could not do anything and at that point was just wasting resources.

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In Kali Holloway’s article “Racism is so insidious, even black people underestimate it”, posted by the guardian on September 29th, 2014, the author underlines people’s ignorance in regards to the true size of racism and it’s pervasiveness in North American society. Her main point in the article is that most americans (generally white people) don’t believe that racism is a real factor in the US, and that many believe it is “entirely made up by black people”, despite all the evidence to prove it. She begins by underlining the effects of racial profiling in context to the justice system.

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Even though the death penalty is abolished in the majority of the countries of the world, in some countries it is still in effect as of today. I believe that this is something that should be changed in the world, and even though major progresses have been made about this situation, it is still an important ethical problem.  

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Childhood mental health disabilities has rose 16% over the past 10 years. While physical problems have actually decreased, there was a significant rise in mental health issues, such as ADHD and autism, these can also be classified as neurodevelopmental problems. It just so happens that children from poorer families had the highest rates of mental health issues. Also, children living in more affluent neighbourhoods, reported the largest increase in mental health problems, at around 28%.

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Currently in Canada, up to 30 criminal-justice bills are being examined by the Parliament. One of them, Bill C-479, suggests that the terms for a prisoner to be granted parole must be revised in a manner that makes it more difficult for prisoners to be released, in hopes of better protecting victims. Notably, the waiting period for a parole hearing would go from two years to five years.

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