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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

Professor Greg White on Trump’s Immigration Ban

Features February 8, 2017 at 8:09 pm 0 comments

Hira Humayun ‘17 Editor-in-chief The Sophian spoke with Smith professor and chair of the government department, Greg White, to discuss his view on the implications of Trump’s immigration ban. Professor White’s research focuses on Moroccan politics, global environmental politics, international relations, and political economy and migration/refugee politics. Has any banRead More

The Indispensable Movement – Women’s March on Washington

The Indispensable Movement – Women’s March on Washington

Opinions February 1, 2017 at 8:46 pm 0 comments

Sophia Zhu ’18 Opinions Editor The day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Women’s March on Washington broke out and following that, numerous people started to rally at women’s marches in cities all around the world. It is impossible to give an exact number on the size of the crowd inRead More

Trump’s “America First” Speech Stirs Up More Conflicts

Trump’s “America First” Speech Stirs Up More Conflicts

Opinions February 1, 2017 at 8:43 pm 0 comments

Emily Kowalik ’18 Assistant Opinion Editor Trump’s inauguration day inevitably came, but the sight of him taking the oath of office seemed surreal when I turned over in my mind the events of the past several months. You must consider that all last summer I listened to jokes about whatRead More

An Open Letter to Those Considering a Third Party Vote

An Open Letter to Those Considering a Third Party Vote

Opinions October 27, 2016 at 8:49 pm 0 comments

  Sophie Wilson ’20 Contributing Writer   If you are planning on voting third party in the upcoming presidential election, I urge you to reconsider. In this election, voting third party is more than just a wasted vote; it is a damaging one. While you may find neither candidate suitsRead More