The death penalty has been a sensitive topic in the United States for many years. Although 28 states still allow the death penalty, more states have continued to abolish it. Over the past few decades, previously verifiable reasons for the death penalty have become more questionable. A poll taken in 2018 showed that 54% of Americans support the death penalty. A more recent poll conducted in 2019 shows that number has increased by 2% in America, bringing the total up to 56%. In 2021, are there still reasons to be in favor of the death penalty?
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There’s much more than meets the eye with the Mud House, a small coffee shop and brunch spot at 2101 Cherokee St. in downtown St. Louis, from the warm, welcoming atmosphere to the homemade brunch dishes sure to please any brunch-lover.
This American breakfast, literally called This American Breakfast on the menu at The Mud House, includes the classic morning staples of scrambled eggs, bacon, roasted potatoes, toast and jam, but each with a bit of an upscale approach. Photos by Molly Munoz
The year 2020 was unusual and difficult for people all over the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I myself never thought I would live in a time where everyone would be walking around with a face mask in public. Since the outbreak began one year ago, in January 2020, many people have questioned the effectiveness of face masks, and many recent studies have shown their true scientific effectiveness.
While some face masks are single-layer masks made up of non-woven fabric or wood pulp tissue paper, others are made from 100% cotton, but the most effective masks seem to be N95 masks, but often times the consumer does not know the differences between one or the other. Photo by Molly Munoz
Netflix’s shocking documentary released this fall, “American Murder: The Family Next Door,” delves into the story of a Colorado man, Christopher Watts, who brutally murdered his pregnant wife, Shanann, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste, in cold blood, and then left their lifeless bodies in an oil field where he was employed.
This well-produced documentary, by Knickerbockerglory, earned a 4.3 star rating, and over 50 million views, showing clearly how many people are enjoying it and how fast it got popular. Photo courtesy of Ghaith Baazaoui