Policy

A Changing Game: How the NFL’s New Rules Have Affected Concussions, Traumatic Brain Injuries, and the Future of Contact Sports

As a loyal Kansas City Chiefs fan for the last decade, I have lived through forgettable season followed by forgettable season. I remember watching the Indianapolis Colts erase a 28-point deficit in the second half to defeat the Chiefs in the Wildcard Game in 2014. One could imagine how excited I was about this season…

Marijuana Legalization: Half-Baked?

In 1996, marijuana was illegal everywhere in America. Now, just over twenty years later, cannabis has become a normalized substance: 33 states have legalized the drug in some form, ten states have legalized it for recreational use, and a majority of Americans now support legal pot. The effort to reverse the ban on weed has…

Do No Harm

“Prinum Non Nocere”; Medical School Students say these lines in the Hippocratic Oath, pledging to do no harm.  Traditionally this promise is made with the notion that physicians will do everything in their power to cure ailing patients.  Yet, complications arise when doctors make decisions on who, and what to prioritize when they must provide…

Expanding Public Transit in St. Louis

Tucked away in the center of a country renowned for its capacity to thrive and develop, lies a metropolitan region vastly recognized for its inability to do just that. A calamity has befallen the residents of North Saint Louis, where more than one in four individuals live under the poverty line. In fact, the economic…

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