Kathleen Stone

About Kathleen Stone

I am currently a student at Bates College studying sociology and education.

Will The Opioid Epidemic Be the Key To Medical Marijuana?

On May 31, 2018, Illinois became another state, among many in the United States, that hopes the expansion of medical marijuana may help end the opioid epidemic. The law, called the Alternative to Opioids Act, will expand Illinois’s medical marijuana laws to include those with a prescription to opioids and […]

DeAndre Harris Found Not Guilty

Months after the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville that left one dead and several others injured, charges have been dropped against DeAndre Harris, a black man who was brutally beaten by a group of white nationalists at the Unite the Right Rally on August 12. A video of Harris’ assault […]

Asylum Seekers Jailed In Israel

A first set of asylum seekers has been arrested in Israel after the country’s government made a controversial announcement in November, 2017. The Israeli government broadcasted that they planned to deport around 40,000 African migrants in the country. Those who refused to leave, would face imprisonment for an undisclosed amount […]

The Rise Of Neo-Nazis In Poland: An Epidemic

According to Buzzfeed News and Polish news outlet, Gazeta Wyborcza, neo-Nazis from around the world are planning a multinational music festival in Poland honouring the week of Adolf Hitler’s birthday in April. The event originally came to light in December, when a flyer advertising “a night of identity” was posted on […]

Marches Against Fascism In Italy

In the small town of Macerata, thousands gathered on February 10, 2017, to protest rising fascism in Italy after a drive-by shooting injured six African migrants. Luca Traini, a right-wing extremist, shot six West African people and was found with copies of Hitler’s Mein Kampf as well as white supremacist […]

Finsbury Park Attacker Sentenced To Life

On June 19, 2017, Darren Osbourne deliberately drove into a group of people outside of a London Mosque, injuring several and murdering Makram Ali.  Osbourne, of Wales, was found guilty of murder on February 2, 2018, and sentenced to a minimum of 43 years in prison.  During the trial, jurors […]

New Tariffs On Solar Panels

The Trump administration has recently signed tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines in an effort to promote American businesses. For washing machines, the administration approved a 20 percent tariff on the first 1.2 million washing machines sold and then a 50 percent tariff on all washing machines sold […]

Supreme Court To Hear Case For Third Travel Ban

The Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to hear arguments from both sides for the third and latest installment of President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The ban, first signed in September 2017 after the second version expired, bans individuals from eight countries from entering the United States and […]

Toronto Attack Categorized As A Hate Crime

On the morning of Friday, January 12, 2018, an eleven-year-old girl named Khawlah Noman has claimed that a man attacked her on her way to school and attempted to remove her hijab. Khawlah, a sixth-grade student at Pauline Johnson Junior Public School, was walking with her younger brother when she […]

Marijuana Legislation And The Opioid Crisis

Once again, the debate surrounding the legalization of cannabis has reached headlines with two very different events. On January 1, 2018, California officially implemented the full legalization of recreational marijuana, becoming the first state to do so. Just days later, Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened the legality of the law […]