Patrick Halpin

Patrick Halpin
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Patrick graduated from Boston College majoring in Political Science and Islamic Civilizations and Societies. Patrick hopes to work for the State Department and further his educational track by going to Law School.

Treatment of Mental Health Issues in the Muslim Community

Undoubtedly, discussion of issues pertaining to mental health has reached a forefront—inching into the everyday narrative of policy reform—placing a higher demand on reshaping the social, political, and religious considerations applied towards health and the institutions that govern its policies. The increase in discussion comes at a critical moment in history as rates of illness keep increasing ever so...

Torture in Our Own Backyard: Chicago’s Story, America’s Dilemma

As June ushered in rising temperatures, the month also brought about focus to a unique and controversial topic: torture. June was Torture Awareness Month and in light of this, Chicagoland held major events to advocate and encourage an end to its use in any form and on any governmental level. Amnesty International, the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization,...

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