Yanwen Xia
Yanwen Xia

Research section at University of Kansas Hospital Cancer Center & Midwest Voices contributing columnist

May 12, 2013

Mother's Day 2013: 5 Important Things to Remember This Holiday

Remember, mothers: motherhood is a blessing and a choice.

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April 3, 2013

Student Debt Loan Crisis: Students Have No One to Blame But Themselves

Young people should realize that nothing is guaranteed simply by graduating from college. Society does not owe everyone with a diploma a job.
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March 11, 2013

National People's Congress: 3 Top Concerns For China

Economic growth, anti-corruption, and a clean environment are this year's top concerns for China's annual National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
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March 8, 2013

International Women's Day: 4 Most Daunting Challenges Facing Women

International Women's Day should make us remember the challenges facing women worldwide, including poverty, education, rape, and human trafficking,
Feb. 14, 2013

Valentine's Day 2013: 3 Things That Need to Change About the Holiday

Don't buy expensive gifts or even simply say "I love you," do something powerful to show your love.
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Feb. 6, 2013

Future of Education is Brighter in China, the U.S. Should Take Notice

China's economic success is not because of its cheap labor but its education system, where there is total parental involvement. The future of education in the U.S. could learn something from it.

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Jan. 22, 2013

Obama's Second Inaugural Address Added Modern Spins On Founding Fathers Quotes

President Obama's speech at his second inauguration took the ideas and principles of our founding fathers, and made them relevant and reflective of our modern times.
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Jan. 12, 2013

2016 Presidential Candidates: America is Ready For Her First Female President in 2016

Women's political ascension is further accelerated by both their academic achievement and their strong presence in the workforce.
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Jan. 11, 2013

Second Amendment: Gun Control Does Not Threaten Constitution

The NRA is happy to place the proliferation of firearms above the lives of Americans as a top priority.
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Jan. 8, 2013

No Child Left Behind Anniversary: Collateral Damage is Making Education System Worse

On the anniversary of the No Child Left Behind Act, here are a few of its unintended consequences...
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Jan. 3, 2013

Violence Against Women Act: House Kills Bill to Extend Funding For VAWA

The House of Representatives has refused to debate a bill to extend funding for the Violence Against Women Act.

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Jan. 1, 2013

2012 Was a Terrible Year for Women Worldwide

The year 2012 was not kind to some women, from Sandra Fluke to Malala Yousufzai to the recent victim of gang rape in India. In 2013, may human rights also mean equal rights for women.
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Dec. 30, 2012

5 Political Memes That Are so 2012

"Four more years," "legitimate rape," "Newtown shooting," "Benghazi attack" "47 percent," these political memes will go down in history as so 2012.
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Dec. 14, 2012

Top 5 Things No One Ever Told You About Getting a College Degree

College education is an investment, and like any investment, it has costs to be minimized and benefits to be maximized. Here's how.
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Dec. 13, 2012

Michigan Right to Work Bill: Labor is Declining But Can Rebuild With These 3 Things

The Michigan Right to Work bill is not the end, if the labor movement can justify its importance and the way it funds its cause.