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No Action on 20 Week Abortion Ban from Ohio Pro-Choice Groups

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega No Action on 20 Week Abortion Ban from Ohio Pro-Choice Groups

The anti-choice movement in Ohio got a win on Tuesday, when the ban on abortions after 20 weeks officially went into effect. Its only exception is if the mother’s life is at risk, but it doesn’t bend in cases of rape or incest. Gov. John Kasich signed it into law in December. Other than a […]

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Local Entrepreneurs Are Funding Franklinton’s New Educational Garden

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Local Entrepreneurs Are Funding Franklinton’s New Educational Garden

When you’re growing up in a food desert, knowing which food is healthy, where to get it, and how to cook it doesn’t come as naturally as it should. Franklinton Gardens, the non-profit behind the eight community gardens scattered throughout the neighborhood, is looking to change that for the neighborhood’s residents. With the help of […]

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Grassroots: Ohio Revolution Leads Statewide Resistance

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Grassroots: Ohio Revolution Leads Statewide Resistance

Liberals have been busy for the last 10 days. Since Donald Trump’s rise to presidency, he’s signed 18 Executive Orders. His signature has halted the US Refugee Admissions Program and banned immigrants from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. It’s advanced on the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines and stripped federal funding […]

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Brain Science and Mental Healthcare Combine at Directions for Youth & Families

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Brain Science and Mental Healthcare Combine at Directions for Youth & Families

Childhood trauma isn’t like an old t-shirt. It’s not something that can be tossed aside or outgrown. A woman who grew up with her father’s substance abuse, her mother’s incarceration, and the resulting physical and emotional neglect is 12 times more likely to attempt suicide. She’s at three times the risk for heart disease and […]

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Grassroots: The Socialist Alternative Fights for the Working Class in Columbus

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Grassroots: The Socialist Alternative Fights for the Working Class in Columbus

If there’s mobilization behind a progressive policy, more than likely the Socialist Alternative is involved. The international organization, originating in the UK in the 50s and landing stateside in 1984, established its Columbus chapter in 2013. “We’re not a single issue organization,” said Kyle Landis, local activist and member of the Socialist Alternative. “Anywhere people […]

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Grassroots: The Free Skool for Humans Breaks Educational Boundaries

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Grassroots: The Free Skool for Humans Breaks Educational Boundaries

Anyone who’s gone to school likely shares a similar notion of how things are supposed to go: one instructor stands in front of a group of students and tries to teach them something — physics, graphic design, Women and Gender Studies 101, how to sing or play an instrument — the list can go on […]

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Grassroots: Yes We Can Wants Political Involvement to Become Mainstream

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Grassroots: Yes We Can Wants Political Involvement to Become Mainstream

Note: In this new profile series, CU will take a look at the goals and functions of Columbus’ grassroots organizations to spur community awareness and involvement in them. This is the first installment, so stay tuned for future profiles. For the concerned Columbusite, knowing how to get involved in neighborhood issues can be a task […]

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