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The Culture of Fear

Ball Bearings’ first digital edition is titled “The Culture of Fear,” and with it, we explore the ways in which our culture is shaped and driven by fear. Whether it be fear of immigrants, the fear parents have for their children, the fear women have for their safety, or the fears minorities face daily, fear plays a large role in the culture we live in.

“Fear in Action,” a letter from the Editor-in-Chief, Alex Kincaid

This week, Ball Bearings explores the fears that drive our lives and shape our culture.

“Fear of the Unknown,” by Katie Grieze 

Though built by immigration, America does not always welcome immigrants.

“The Politics of Women,” by Samantha Stevenson

Women have come a long way since the 19th century, when they were considered to be property of their husbands. But in many ways, they still lack control over their bodies.

“Parenting out of Fear,” by Taylor Hohn

Despite studies that link mental illness with overprotective, hovering parents, many Americans to “helicopter” parent out of a desire to protect their child from harm.

“Black in America,” by Jackie Miller and Vanessa Ford

Race, Fear, and how those differences drive our experiences

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