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We All Lie– Reflections on Jordan Axani’s Presentation

We All Lie– Reflections on Jordan Axani’s Presentation

Opinions February 22, 2017 at 8:44 pm 0 comments

  Dianna Herrera-Goudeau ‘20 Contributing Writer I want to begin by saying that I have a strong distaste for self-help presentations of any kind. It can be some talk by an award-winning doctor, or some peers sharing their tips to “living a better you.” Something about that puts a badRead More

What does Intersectionality Really Mean?

What does Intersectionality Really Mean?

Opinions February 22, 2017 at 8:41 pm 0 comments

  Sophie Wilson ‘20 Assistant Copy Editor “Intersectionality” is a term that has recently gone from being used mainly by academics to being a commonplace buzzword. Responses to the Women’s March have differed greatly, but that key term that has come up as a common thread. Some use it toRead More

Worrying Messages Sent by Trump’s Selection of Attorney General

Worrying Messages Sent by Trump’s Selection of Attorney General

Opinions February 22, 2017 at 8:36 pm 0 comments

  Alex Mills ‘17 Contributing Writer For a presidency which has thus far been highly controversial, it came as no surprise that President Trump’s selection of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions as the country’s 84th Attorney General was equally acrimonious. After Trump’s nomination of Sessions was made public, outcry from DemocratsRead More

Silencing of Elizabeth Warren Brings Shame to America

Silencing of Elizabeth Warren Brings Shame to America

Opinions February 22, 2017 at 8:34 pm 0 comments

  Emily Kowalik ‘18 Assistant Opinions Editor Senate Republicans used an obscure rule to keep Senator Elizabeth Warren from speaking during her criticism of Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, Trump’s nominee for attorney general. Warren quoted from letters written in 1986 by Coretta Scott King and Edward Kennedy, who at the time was a senator, which accused Sessions of racial bias and called him a “disgrace to the Justice Department.” Warren wasRead More

Trump and the Courts: A Dysfunctional Relationship

Trump and the Courts: A Dysfunctional Relationship

Opinions February 15, 2017 at 8:37 pm 0 comments

Hannah Waris ’20 Contributing Writer “SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!” President Donald Trump furiously tweeted minutes after the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled to uphold a lower court’s decision to temporarily block the president’s executive order, the all-capsRead More

Small Habits That Mean A Lot to the Environment

Small Habits That Mean A Lot to the Environment

Opinions February 15, 2017 at 8:32 pm 0 comments

Sophia Zhu ’18 Opinions Editor People adapt to their environment and their environment cultivates their habits. Habits and the continuous practice of them, make life easier and this is how the so-called “comfort zone” is created. However, my exchange semester in Germany forced drastic changes in the environment that I’veRead More

Controversies behind the Dakota Access Pipeline

Controversies behind the Dakota Access Pipeline

Opinions February 15, 2017 at 8:20 pm 0 comments

Emily Kowalik ’18 Assistant Opinions Editor The Trump administration is preparing to green light the Dakota Access Pipeline construction, rather than conducting a thorough review process. This pipeline mainly runs on a path diagonally through the Dakotas, Iowa and Illinois. It would be the first major pipeline to bring access to the Bakken oilRead More

A Toast To the American Dream

A Toast To the American Dream

Opinions February 8, 2017 at 8:35 pm 0 comments

Lupe Valle ‘20 Contributing Writer What is more inspirational than the Atlanta Falcons coming into the 2017 Super Bowl against the New England Patriots after securing only one Super Bowl appearance in their franchise history (in comparison to the Patriot’s four wins)? Perhaps the Budweiser commercial that manifests itself asRead More

Why is Trump Still Winning?

Why is Trump Still Winning?

Opinions February 8, 2017 at 8:30 pm 0 comments

Sophia Zhu ‘18 Opinions Editor Despite the bitterness of his protestors, Trump is still the winner in the first round of this domestic political struggle. From climate change to the border wall, he seems to be keeping his promises so far — at least nominally. No matter how hard theRead More

Trump’s War On the Media

Trump’s War On the Media

Opinions February 8, 2017 at 8:25 pm 0 comments

Emily Kowalik ’18 Assistant Opinions Editor Although both are quite new to their offices, Donald J. Trump and chief White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon have declared the press an opposition party, making it clear that the relationship between their administration and the media will be a toxic one. During his rocky first coupleRead More