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July 15th, 2019 Perhaps the first thing to know about pedestrian accidents is that they are not “accidents” at all. These incidents may have been unintentional, but they were not inevitable and unavoidable. People accidentally spill milk and lose their car keys. They do not accidentally cause vehicle collisions or run over pedestrians.  Negligence law is built on the simple principle that while we all make mistakes, we must all accept the consequences of those…
July 9th, 2019 By: Alexander Albert The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees to criminal defendants a set of fundamental rights intended to promote the fairness of criminal prosecutions. Among these entitlements possessed by any defendant are the “right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury”; the right “to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation”; and the right “to have the Assistance of Counsel for his…
July 9th, 2019 By: Mary Beauchamp Truth is the path to God—only it brings us to Him. Attending a faithful Christian college provides a clear opportunity for finding Truth, and in turn, transforming students into humble yet powerful leaders that the world can depend on. This opportunity is one that I long for. It is true Christian colleges are not safe havens from suffering, but they encourage students to seek Truth through God above all…
July 9th, 2019 By Jennifer Grecco I have, through academic and work settings, seen firsthand the positive outcomes that pro-bono I have, through academic and work settings, seen firsthand the positive outcomes that pro-bono work has done for the criminal justice system. And, I was first confronted with this realization as a young girl, inquisitive and curious to learn. I had long thought about who lived behind the barbed wire fencing at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, a maximum-security…
July 5th, 2019 By: Alissa Danielle Langbehn It often seems like future students and potential employers discredit those who went to a Christian based university or college. They often look at the large, public universities that are well known and assume that those students receive a better education. While many of these large schools do offer an amazing educational experience, there is a little bit of something that is missing. This little bit of something can…
July 5th, 2019 Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson promised tens of thousands of people that its cutting-edge Pinnacle artificial hips would give patients more active lives. However, for many, their lives got worse.  So, after years of litigation, J&J and its DuPuy subsidiary agreed to create a $1 billion settlement fund for victims. The settlement covers about two-thirds of the roughly 10,000 defective hip implant lawsuits which are pending in the United States. J&J pulled…
July 1st, 2019 Stealing Packages is Now a Felony in Texas Beginning September 1, 2019, anyone convicted for stealing mail in Texas could face felony charges. Partly due to the rise of online shopping, Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 37 to prevent “porch pirates” from stealing mail left out in the open. The bill defines mail as “a letter, postal card, package, bag, or other sealed article,” which is addressed to a specific individual…
June 26th, 2019 Large semi-trailers are very common in Harris County, because the Port of Houston is one of the busiest cargo seaports in the world. These massive vehicles usually carry hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel and weigh over 80,000 pounds. Finally, due to the ongoing truck driver shortage, many of these operators have little experience behind the wheel. The combination of large vehicles, lots of traffic, and inexperienced drivers leads to a…
June 20th, 2019 The idea that cars could drive themselves was once though to be merely a fantasy. Today, virtually every major auto manufacturer is in a foot race to be the first to get driverless cars into production. In fact, there are 52 different companies in California alone that have been approved to test self-driving vehicles ranging from tech giants such as apple to automotive dinosaurs such ad BMW and Ford. Other states have…
June 17th, 2019 Not too long ago, probably about the time Uber, Lyft, and other ridesharing companies took off, someone had a really good idea. Why not do the same thing for bicycles? Shortly thereafter, bicycle sharing apps began popping up in the Apple and Google stores. The bicycles themselves began appearing as well. These systems proved quite popular in downtown urban areas, in big cities like Houston and smaller cities like The Woodlands. Bicycles…