The Boy Who Cried Fake News

By Hind Berji As America confronts the reality of living in an era dictated by a hashtag president, it’s becoming more and more difficult to navigate the plethora of news about Trump. The slew of argumentative fallacies and hysteria that has been thrown out by this president and his administration…

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Peeling Off the Immigrant Label

By Jack Gabriel Alien. Illegal. Lazy. Criminal. Bad Hombre. The labels that undocumented immigrants are forced to wear go on and on. Now with Trump as President and his bombastic claims that a wall will be built on the border, the immigration crisis is back in the spotlight masking undocumented…

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American Exceptionalism

By Jack Gabriel America used to be great. Or at least, that’s wh my history courses have taught me. We were great when we declared our independence from the tyranny of the British Empire in 1776. We were great when Andrew Jackson defeated the British in the Battle of New…

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The Morning After

By Christelle Ram The morning after the 2016 elections I woke up with a headache, bloodshot eyes, and an aching neck. I think I’ll refer to it as a political hangover—after all, each of the symptoms paralleled the dreaded morning-after effects. I hesitated to open my eyes, but I could…

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He-Who-Must-Be-Named: Talking Trump

Written by Daniel Udell In the present-day political climate, Donald Trump appears to be analogous to a bizarro version of Voldemort from the Harry Potter novels. In the fantasy series, citizens of the wizarding world fear to speak Voldemort’s name, for decades only referring to him as He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. Toward the…

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Too Polite for Politics

Written by Scott Novak Our culture tells us that political debates should be off the table for polite discussions. But Scott Novak argues that in a time of fervent polarization, increased political dialogue between friends and family may be exactly what we need to save our democracy from itself. There…

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