On May 10, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill that removed the ability of parents in Washington to claim a personal or philosophical exemption for requiring their children to receive a measles vaccine before enrolling at a daycare or school. The new law takes effect in July. And this is a good thing.

As we quietly sat in a corner of the classroom, after creating a barricade in front of the doors as part of a safety drill during sixth period on March 7, it hit me how naturally everyone was acting. It was as if preparing for someone to barge in through the door, ready to commit mass murder…

Throughout my years of Unleashed, I’ve generally tried to avoid writing about anything that could be perceived as controversial out of fear. But I can’t stay silent any longer. There are laws being passed in the country that are actively denying the rights of living, breathing people.

Whilst campaigning for the presidency in 2016, President Donald Trump’s perhaps most memorable campaign promise was to “build a wall” on the United States-Mexico border. Citing an enormous influx of illegal immigrants, he argued that a wall was the only way to protect our country from danger…

With a new year comes new movies, such as the much-anticipated entries “Avengers: Endgame” and the live-action remake of “The Lion King.” But while the entertainment industry benefits from new and exciting movies that could potentially break box office records, there is a dark, overlooked ef…

As we start a new year with ample news going on right now among our own nation’s elected officials, it may seem boring to look at another country’s politics. But, whether we like it or not, America is connected to a global society. The world is a delicate balance of powers, dancing along str…

I absolutely love the holiday season. It’s a time of year so full of joy, laughter, community and love. There’s so much to enjoy, but it also all too easy to become so enraptured in the festivities that you lose sight of the true reason for the season.

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