The Frontrunners For the Presidential Election of 2016

Omar Bekdash ‘18

April 10, 2015

Immediately following the reelection of President Obama in 2012, talk of elections seemed to wind down and the predictions of news pundits seemed to finally cease. But soon after, many began to speculate about the possible candidacies...

A Tenuous Ceasefire: An Update on Ukraine

Hitha Santosh ‘18

April 10, 2015

Rubble and empty shell casings. Husks of buildings with shattered windows and crumbling walls. Tanks crouched along the horizon like huge, sleeping beasts. These are all scenes from the front lines in Donetsk and Luhansk, Ukraine,...

Keystone XL: Just a Pipe Dream?

Kathie Guo ‘16, Public Relations

April 10, 2015

The prominent and historic discussion of environment versus energy has manifested in the present day with the argument over TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline. One major misconception in this debate is that TransCanada is...

Postcards to Iran

Saamia Khan ‘18

April 10, 2015

On March 9, 2015, forty-seven senate Republicans personally signed an open letter to Iran’s top leaders, including Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. The letter came at a time when an upcoming deadline...

A New Chapter in US-Cuba Relations

Alexa Saylan ‘18

April 10, 2015

For over 50 years, constant tension and the brink of nuclear war characterized relations between the United States and Cuba. However, new agreements between the two countries signal the thawing of these icy Cold War hostilities. On...

Immigration Reform through Executive Actions Angers Republicans

Omar Bekdash ‘18

February 20, 2015

In response to Congress’ inaction towards immigration, President Obama issued a series of executive actions designed to reform the current immigration system. The president makes himself very clear: he will not back down on...

Obama’s #SOTU: The State of the Union

Saamia Khan ‘18

February 20, 2015

On January 20, 2015, the sixth anniversary of President Barack Obama’s inauguration, Obama took a moment to address the United States. Following his State of the Union, approval ratings increased to a two year high of 50%, showing...

The Ferguson and Garner Decisions: Protests That Shook a Nation

Sarah John ‘16

February 20, 2015

Late last year, protests sprang up across the United States in an effort to shed light on and combat racially motivated police brutality. This movement specifically gained momentum from the Ferguson and Eric Garner decisions,...

The Guantanamo Debate

Hitha Santosh ‘18

February 20, 2015

When most American citizens think of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, a US-run prison on the shore of Cuba, they picture high fences, coils of barbed wire, and lines of men in orange jumpsuits. But if President Obama has his...

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