Why the Cities: Skylines DLC isn't all that impressive.

With the new Campus DLC having been announced for Cities: Skylines, I decided to reflect on all the DLC they've released to date and why most of them are actually pretty terrible.

Ethics case study analysis: Kansas City, Kansas SCORE unit.

An ethics case study analysis that evaluates a case concerning the Kansas City, Kansas SCORE unit and how police departments in general might improve ethical conduct.

Looking at the history and modern perspectives of voter disenfranchisement for convicted felons.

Felony disenfranchisement in the United States affects a large number of American citizens. Its wide expansion after the Civil War has some racist backstory to it that others do not always consider when discussing the topic.

Understanding prisoner rights and privileges.

One important distinction that is very important to keep in mind when discussing prisoner rights is the difference between rights and privileges. Not everyone understands what a prisoner's life is like, and incorrectly assume that they are given a lot more than they really are while incarcerated.

Exploring the urinary system, and its relationship to the cardiovascular system.

Adapted from a PowerPoint presentation, this essay explored the urinary system including its physiology, histology, homeostasis, common diseases that affect the system, and interactions with the cardiovascular system.

Will I actually follow a plan to improve my health?

I've always considered myself a generally healthy person, and have always been proud that I've completely avoiding tobacco, alcohol, and other intoxicants completely throughout my life. Being one of the lucky few that rarely ever feels sick due to common colds and other generic illnesses helps too; things that would normally cause people to take a day or two off from school or work. But there is so much more to maintaining a healthy lifestyle than avoiding drugs and alcohol or never being sick – a host of things that I should be doing to improve myself but don't do.

Unmarked police cruisers are not a scam to catch you!

I recently saw an advertisement pop up on my Facebook timeline comparing European and “American” police vehicles. I tried to post a comment explaining some of the problems with the image and that people shouldn’t buy into it and the person who shared the image deleted it. Well, some people don’t like hearing the truth, but considering how many people actually believe this nonsense, I’m going to blog about it instead.

How beneficial is working remotely?

Flexible workplaces, also known as remote working, allow employees to establish their own work environment at their home. This benefit is often seen as solely beneficial to the employee, and is frequently used to advertise positions and capture more talented employees who would otherwise be unavailable. Some employers don't see the other side of the coin and fail to ascertain how remote employees could further benefit the company. Some even fear that remote work just leads to bigger problems.

Creating a concept map to analyze unfair police shootings and deaths of African American civilians.

This is a somewhat complicated issue that can't be easily summarized in just a few words: suspected racism in the police force resulting in seemingly unfair shootings and deaths of African American civilians. Police shootings aren't all that uncommon, at least not according to some data collected by The Washington Post which suggests that 991 deaths by police occurred in the year 2015. That's a lot of officer-involved deaths – a rate of almost three per day.

Gender Neutering in the English Language

Have you noticed others around you consistently neutering their gender pronouns? Well they're doing it for a reason, but that reason is rather irritating if you think through it more thoroughly. Join me as I critically analyze a satirical article that defends gender and denounces this neutering tactic.

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