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Hillary’s Femdom Does Not Merit a Vote

Katy Wills, Columnist

April 28, 2016

Clinton’s identity as a woman does not stand as a legitimate reason to elect her president of the United States, but it’s the reason many feminists do stand by.

What it means to be American

What it means to be American

Peggy Li, Columnist

April 28, 2016

Illustration by Claire Revere.  When Donald Trump first became a serious candidate for the presidency, many collectively exclaimed, “I’ll move to Canada,” with the smug, implicit assumption that Canada would even accept us. And when Americans visit a foreign country, for the most part they do...

Trump Manipulates Evangelicals

Sean Hannah, Columnist

April 21, 2016

Evangelical Christianity emphasizes love and a mission to spread the word of God, so it is blatantly ironic that Trump’s supporters are so ready to accept his proposed laws that limit Mexican and Muslim Immigration.

International Sport Competitions Hinder Latin American Development

Jose Coronado, Columnist

April 21, 2016

In my point of view Brazil made the mistake many latin americans, individuals, and nations, do – they tried to hard to put a good moment on exposition.

Reactions to North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law Detract from Bigger Issue

Ben Shoemake, Columnist

April 21, 2016

What interests me most, though, aren't the particularities of the bill or the conversations surrounding it, but the complete and total lack of perspective surrounding trans rights in general, which these recent events have served to make apparent.

Embracing the Unexpected

Peggy Li, Columnist

April 14, 2016

We like to think, as people, that we have a great degree of control over our lives.

Criminal Injustice

Alya Bohr, Columnist

April 14, 2016

When we tacitly accept these beliefs as truths, when we label those convicted of crime as categorically “evil” and then avert our eyes, we are doing a great disservice to the progress of our nation.

Cultural Awareness Shouldn’t Preclude Cultural Critique

Olivia Gilbert, Columnist

April 14, 2016

When taken to its logical conclusion, glossing over of cultural practices as “just different” presupposes critical discussion.

Fuccbois Have Rights Too

Peggy Li, Columnist

April 7, 2016

The way I see it, a major problem presents itself when people begin to say, “fuccbois all act a certain way.” Because how is that any different than the high school mentality of judging nerds for needing glases?

Frustation Takes Down Socialism in Latin America

Jose Coronado, Columnist

April 7, 2016

One common thread tying these Latin American countries’ politics together is frustration: all three socialist governments promised to be different from the previous right-wing governments. They promised to alleviate the socioeconomic plight of the poor, but have in fact exacerbated the issue.

Clinton Leads Sanders in Effort to End Racism

Ben Shoemake, Columnist

March 10, 2016

When Hillary Clinton called for greater accountability during her speech in Harlem, it was a groundbreaking moment.

Tinder and the Job Hunt

Katy Wills, Columnist

February 25, 2016

A simple cost-benefit analysis of the risk involved in applying for a job in light of the vast tinder experience lends itself to the helpful conclusion: the more jobs you apply for, the higher your likelihood of acceptance becomes.

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