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When we were young we shared the heart of a kitten.

Chasing those balls of yarn,

watching them as they rolled towards the horizon

where we thought we would chase them forever.

I was naïve in those days.

I did not yet realize

that our hearts didn’t beat to the same rhythm.

As we grew older, your heart remained unchanged.

Holding onto those dark days of your past

with a bitter remembrance.

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After the recent shooting of a broadcast journalist and a photographer there seems to be an increased concern about gun control in the United States. 

The United States has recently seen a pandemic of gun shootings with shootings in theatres, streets, and now on live tv.

The argument over gun control is obviously heated and multifaceted. People can be seen saying that guns don't kill people; humans do. Proponents of gun control claim that guns are being placed in the hands of unstable people. Opponents claim that the killers would merely find another way to inflict damage.

Whatever the truth may be, people seem divided about the solution. People seem to be looking at this topic as an important topic in this upcoming election. 

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Being a gentleman isn't always easy in today's society. You are often mocked or scorned. People put lots of road blocks in your path to prevent you from being a gentleman. Some will call you out-dated or just not up to date with how things are in today's society.

It used to be acceptable to open a girl's door for her. Now it's often ridiculed. This begs the question of whether it's okay to be a gentleman or whether it's best just to ignore the issue all together.

It makes people ask if opening doors is chivalrous or just a waste of time. 

 

 

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Feminism is a hot topic in the news lately. With Emma Watson's speech at the United Nations and then her "He for She campaign," and then with the recent video entitled "Why I'm not a Feminist," feminism has become a hot topic.

When this video went viral, people automatically responded showing that her stats were wrong and in outrage to her video. However, at the same time, some people seemed to cheer the video.

This has shown that there is in fact a heated battle about what it means to be a feminist and whether there is a place for feminism within the United States and Canada.

There seems to be a break between what people think feminism is and what it is.

Most feminists claim that feminism is not the extremist approach that people seem to think it is. However, others claim that it is the extremists who define the group. 

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A room full of college students in Utah, United States sat in silence when asked if they knew the signs of human trafficking. 

Some of them had read a little bit online, but the overwhelming response was that most didn't know the signs.

But human trafficking doesn't happen in the United States, right? So why do we need to know the signs?

Actually, according to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC), there have been nearly 40,000 reported victims of human trafficking in the United States since 2007.

This year alone there have already been 1,345 reported cases of human trafficking and there is an estimate of more than 27 million slaves worldwide, according to the NHTRC. This means that there are more slaves today than any other time in history.

The United States is known as being one of the countries with the most people being trafficked. Sex and corruption follow money; this makes the United States a big culprit.

However, the United States isn’t the only country with problems. Countries in Europe, Africa and Asia are high culprits as well.

Experts say one of the first ways people can help with this issue is by knowing and recognizing the signs of human trafficking.

Common signs include people who are not free to leave and go as they wish, work excessively long hours, owes a large debt and can’t pay it off or live in houses that have unusually high security.

Experts say that it’s better to call in a false alarm than to not call at all.

More information on recognizing the signs of human trafficking can be found at the National Human Trafficking Resource Center.

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