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journalism

SOCIAL TOPICS

BLUE WHALE CHALLENGE

A viral suicide game makes it's way to the United States. Jessie Rowan and I travel to Gulfport, Mississippi, to meet the curious 12-year-old girl who luckily fell shy of winning the game. 

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MERCURY POISONING: A LIVING MIRACLE

Denise Alexander had been experiencing unusual symptoms for a year that doctors could not diagnose— her treatment and her recovery were a long and painful process that put her strength and faith to the test.

CHANGE STARTS WITH STATUES

The argument to remove or keep the Confederate statues in place has college student, Hasani Malone, standing taller than ever.

“It’s a reminder that this isn’t a very welcoming community for black people,” Malone said.

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ENVIRONMENTAL TOPICS

PLASTIC-GO-ROUND

The amount of plastic being dumped in the oceans each year is over 8 million tons, according to The Plastic Oceans Foundation 2017. This “disposable lifestyle” has people using an estimated 50 percent of plastics just once and then being thrown away, according to The Plastic Oceans Foundation 2017.

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IVORY TRADE: CHANGING MINDS, HEARTS AND POLICY

An elephant tusk is worth a 1000 words. China claims to bring the days of ivory trade to an end, while the U.S. considers lifting the 2014 ban.

CORAL BLEACHING: THE BREAKDOWN, RESEARCH AND ROAD TO REHABILITATION

Coral reefs aren’t dead—yet. Bleaching doesn’t mean death for them, but it does mean they’re struggling. Corals are struggling to thrive in the ever-warming oceans. Their struggle could mean the demise of one of the greatest ecosystems on the planet.