Post Tagged with: "Trump"

The Trump administration cuts funds for reproductive healthcare

The Trump administration cuts funds for reproductive healthcare

Opinions April 19, 2017 at 8:31 pm 0 comments

Jaycee Greenley ’20 Contributing Writer Many Americans anticipated great changes in budgeting under the Trump Administration. However, did they expect them to be this large? The New York Times reports that under the Trump Administration, the proposed budget would cut funding for the EPA, State Department, Department of Education, HousingRead More

Was the strike on Syria lawful?

Was the strike on Syria lawful?

Opinions April 12, 2017 at 4:48 pm 0 comments

Emily Kowalik ’18 Opinions Editor On April 6, President Donald J. Trump ordered the military to carry out a missile attack on Syrian forces. This action was in response to their use of chemical weapons against civilians. Many are now questioning whether Trump may have committed an act of war,Read More

Democrats request Nunes’ recusal in light of his clear bias

Democrats request Nunes’ recusal in light of his clear bias

Opinions April 6, 2017 at 11:20 pm 0 comments

Emily Kowalik ’18 Opinions Editor Democrats have demanded that Californian Representative David Nunes, Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, recuse himself from the panel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Many have pointed to the growing evidence that Nunes was too closely tied to President TrumpRead More

The Ghost of Julia Child and Sesame Street’s Big Bird March on Washington In Protest Against Trump’s New Budget Proposal

The Ghost of Julia Child and Sesame Street’s Big Bird March on Washington In Protest Against Trump’s New Budget Proposal

Opinions March 29, 2017 at 8:41 pm 0 comments

Emily Kowalik ’18 Opinions Editor Chanting “Justice for Big Bird,” Public Broadcasting Service stars claim that President Donald Trump’s planned budget cuts are targeted more at undercutting Democratic priorities than at shrinking the national debt. In a viral video, beloved Sesame Street star Elmo was informed that his days with the National Endowment for theRead More

Trump Accuses Clinton of Masquerading as Chauffeur

Trump Accuses Clinton of Masquerading as Chauffeur

Opinions March 29, 2017 at 8:38 pm 0 comments

Cas Sweeney ’19 Associate Editor After James Comey of the FBI denied any evidence of Obama wiretapping Trump Tower on March 20, many people believed that this would put an end to the conflict between Trump and the previous administration. However, the next day Trump made an unofficial statement onRead More

Oprah Bails On Smith, President Trump Takes Duty Upon Himself

Oprah Bails On Smith, President Trump Takes Duty Upon Himself

Opinions March 29, 2017 at 8:23 pm 0 comments

Zoya Azhar ’20 Contributing Writer Oprah Winfrey’s sudden refusal to serve as commencement speaker for the Class of 2017 has been a devastating blow to the Smith College community. Oprah tweeted a seemingly casual “Taking a break from life, #out” three days ago. Naïve Smithies — extremely keyed in toRead More

Smith Community Organizes Donations for Refugees in Northampton

Smith Community Organizes Donations for Refugees in Northampton

News March 8, 2017 at 8:23 pm 0 comments

Tyra Wu ’18 Assistant News Editor In the wake of Trump’s horrifying immigration ban, the first family of Iraqi refugees arrived in Northampton after nearly a year of planning by Catholic Charities and local volunteers. The family was welcomed into one of the volunteer’s homes while other volunteers work toRead 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

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