Validated Independent News stories (VINs) report information and perspective that the public has a right and need to know, but to which it has limited access. Before being posted as a VIN, each story undergoes evaluation by student researchers and faculty evaluators to determine that it is important, timely, fact-based, well documented, and under-reported in the corporate media. These VINs are candidates for inclusion among the top 25 stories in Project Censored’s annual book.
Although prostitution has traditionally been labeled as immoral and degrading, college students are turning to prostitution and stripping as a new, innovative type of work in attempts to save up money for tuition required of higher educational institutions and general future life plans. Students who begin to engage in sex work, such as private escort […]
President Obama recently announced his support and encouragement for a two-year extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for families making over $250,00 a year. This message was made in a brief White House speech, and in which he took no questions from the press afterwards. This two-year extension of tax-breaks will ultimately result in an […]
The Columbus City School Board has abandoned its role to monitor the district’s No Child Left Behind (NCLB) funds. The Board has remained silent after the district’s Internal Auditor, Carolyn Smith, revealed the Board had not approved 20 million dollars in purchase orders referred to as Super P.O.’s. for the last four years. The district’s Effectiveness […]
Global warming has the potential to increase the Earth’s temperature and affect human lives sooner than we think. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), if greenhouse gas emissions dropped close to zero overnight and concentrations remained at current levels, then the Earth would increase 4.3°F by the end of the century and […]
A historically beautiful stream known as the Little Blue Run covers nearly one thousand acres of rolling, rural landscape in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Little Blue Run is now filled with arsenic-laced waste from a coal-fired power plant. In tiny Greene Township, where the pond consumes more than ten percent of the total land, little […]