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Alaska Has Had More Deaths By Suicide Than You Realize

Firearm-related mortality rates are on the rise across the U.S., according to The Washington Post. In 2020, more people died from gun-related injury than any other time on record, as Pew Research relates. In 2019, though, more than half of all gun deaths in America were suicide, as UC Davis Health goes on to note. While firearm-related mortality shot up 35% in 2020 at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, in that same time frame, gun-related suicide rates, though still higher than murder rates with firearms, remained steady. Those numbers did increase, though, among certain populations, based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data. That sad fact is especially true among non-white ethnic minority groups in the U.S., the economically underprivileged, and current and former members of the U.S. military, per the Boston University (BU) School of Public Health.
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Brea Olinda School District addressing student mental health crisis

BREA, Calif. - As students return to classrooms without masks and the need to physically distance themselves, there are still lasting effects for millions of kids who are trying to move past the coronavirus pandemic. "There are definitely students that we are finding with more intensive social, emotional, and behavioral...
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Money and millennials: The cost of living in 2022 vs. 1972

Many young adults grew up hearing stories about their parents purchasing their first home while they were in their 20s. But for a lot of millennials these days, that seems like a fantasy. Young adults, many burdened by financial struggles, are now living with their folks at a higher rate...

OPINION: SCOTUS, Congress puts lives at risk

The Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade on June 24, ending 49 years of federally protected abortion rights for people. Yet, gun violence continues to rise steeply within the United States. The holiday proved to be yet another chance for even more innocent lives to be lost following various shootings...

Bridging the Gap in STEM

Last Saturday, August 15, the Malcolm X Library hosted the 2nd Annual SouthEast Science and Art Expo. Vendor participants included everything from food vendors to UCSD Neuroscience Outreach and the San Diego Natural History Museum. Admission was free and tours were given throughout the day at the Elementary Institute of Science.