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Challenging The Myth of Asian Americans As The “Model Minority”

Challenging The Myth of Asian Americans As The “Model Minority”

Opinions March 8, 2017 at 8:15 pm 2 comments

Sophian Zhu ’18 Opinions Editor Americans were shot in a bar in Kansas on Feb. 22. The shooter was a white man who first asked their visa status and then shouted, “Get out of my country,” before he fired the gun. We heard little about the racial aggressions facing theRead More

Transgender Rights Are In Danger, Again

Transgender Rights Are In Danger, Again

Opinions March 8, 2017 at 8:11 pm 0 comments

Emily Kowalik ’18 Assistant Opinions Editor The Trump administration has rescinded the protections for transgender students that the Obama administration put in place last year. These protections had allowed transgender students to use bathrooms corresponding to their gender identities. It provided guidance to school communities on how to protect transgender students, outlining the duty of schoolsRead More

How Many More Innocent Lives Will Fall Victim To Law Enforcement?

How Many More Innocent Lives Will Fall Victim To Law Enforcement?

Opinions March 1, 2017 at 8:47 pm 0 comments

Alex Mills ‘17 Contributing Writer When I first stumbled upon the Hernandez v. Mesa case, which appears before the Supreme Court this month, I felt a range of emotions: disgust at the unnecessarily violent actions of border patrol agent Jesus Mesa, empathy for the Hernandez family and frustration at theRead More

Potential Advancements of Gene Editing

Potential Advancements of Gene Editing

Opinions March 1, 2017 at 8:42 pm 0 comments

Emily Kowalik ‘18 Assistant Opinions Editor The National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine recently published a report concerning a revolutionary human genome editing technique which could reconfigure sperm and egg cells in a way that would produce offspring. Genetic engineering, particularly the newly developed CRISPR technology, is an amazingRead More

Facebook’s Dilemma: Should Social Media Shoulder More Responsibilities?

Facebook’s Dilemma: Should Social Media Shoulder More Responsibilities?

Opinions March 1, 2017 at 8:37 pm 0 comments

Sophia Zhu ‘18 Opinions Editor Despite calling himself a “fake news fighter,” Trump, as many have argued, has taken advantage of the rising tide of fake news and extreme opinions voiced by alternative media sources during his campaign. In retrospect, some pointed to people’s increasingly extensive use of social mediaRead More

Disastrous Consequences Will Follow The Dismantling of Obama’s Gun Control Policies

Disastrous Consequences Will Follow The Dismantling of Obama’s Gun Control Policies

Opinions March 1, 2017 at 8:33 pm 0 comments

Cassie Follman ‘20 Contributing Writer Under the Obama administration, a rule was passed that restricted mentally ill individuals from purchasing guns and required more extensive background checks in the gun-purchasing process. The rule came as the result of the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting that left 20 elementary school students andRead More

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