Post Tagged with: "Trump"

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Emily Kowalik ’18 Assistant Opinions Editor The Trump administration has rescinded the protections for transgender students that the Obama administration put in place last year.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

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

President McCartney Responds to Trump’s Travel Ban

President McCartney Responds to Trump’s Travel Ban

News February 15, 2017 at 8:23 pm 0 comments

Hira Humayun ’17 and Katherine Hazen ’18 Editor-in-chief and Associate Editor In a letter to the Smith community on Feb. 7, President McCartney reaffirmed her commitment to protecting undocumented students as well as students from the seven countries affected by the Trump administration’s travel ban. This email came shortly afterRead 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

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

The Cost of Trump’s Executive Order On Immigration

The Cost of Trump’s Executive Order On Immigration

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

Dana Chen ‘20 Contributing Writer On the heels of his inauguration, President Trump issued an executive order barring citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries in the Middle East from entering the United States and temporarily suspending the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. Remaining true to his campaign promises, Trump cited potentialRead More