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Concert to benefit local displaced people

by Eunice Askov

The lack of affordable housing in Centre County is well known to Voices readers. Finding affordable housing that does not exceed 30 percent of a person’s income is very difficult in Centre County.

While the Affordable Housing Coalition seeks to find long-term solutions, one person is trying to raise funds to assist those who must leave their homes now because their trailer parks are being sold. Read more »

FARCE-A Family Humor Magazine's 'MOXIE Politick' on Judge Orie Melvin resigning from the PA Supreme Court after corruption case.

Judge Joan Orie Melvin was facing a growing call for impeachment from her seat on the PA Supreme Court due to a conviction on corruption charges when she resigned. Two of her sisters are already serving sentences from corruption convictions from an unrelated incident.

The Big Fix - the government corruption that covered up the real cost of the gulf oil spill


THE BIG FIX is “a damning indictment” (Time Out New York) of a system of government and corporate collusion that puts the pursuit of profit over all other human and environmental needs. Through “smart, covert reporting that shames our news media” (The Village Voice) The Big Fix is “a mandatory-viewing critique of widespread government corruption” (LA Weekly). Read more »

Wealth Inequality in America - the infamous video


Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is. Read more »

Too much gay pride? Emphasizing differences doesn’t achieve equality

By Cody Beaver, junior environmental systems engineering

I’m sure some people have already dismissed me based solely on the title.

Don’t misunderstand — I’m gay, out and proud, and I’ve never been happier in my life. I have tremendous respect for the LGBT community and everyone who has the courage to come out, and especially those who haven’t.

There is nothing more important than to accept yourself for whom you are, and as someone who struggled for most of high school and college with his sexuality, I can surely empathize with that. Read more »

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