Opinion

When No-Kill Shelters are Inhumane

No-kill shelters seem like a kinder, gentler alternative to animal impound, but do these unregulated agencies always have the animals’ best interests at heart? How can potential pet owners discern between a humane agency and an unhealthy shelter?


The Top News Stories of 2015

The news in 2015 was unforgettable, historic, often chilling to watch. From the specter of global terrorism to controversial social issues, from the confused state of politics to corporate corruption, important issues played out on the public stage of opinion, augmented by a hyper-connected global community. The Second Nexus editors culled through the news that made … Continued


Why Are So Many Boys In This Small Town Raised As Girls? The Intersex Children of Salinas.

[DIGEST: Washington Post, BBC News] A small and ethnically homogenized corner of the Caribbean is home to an interestingly large population of children bearing the same medical anomaly. In the Dominican Republic city of Salinas, approximately one in every ninety children have this mutation, and are born with exterior genitalia that either appear female or … Continued


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