Saturday, May 18, 2024
Like a superhero that has gone into retirement, President Obama has been absent from politics since his term as president ended in 2016. However, this does not mean that he has completely abandoned politics. In fact, the former president has indirectly been involved in attempts to ensure that he leaves a legacy behind to combat the opposition long after...
Over hundreds of years, in spite of their earnest academic origins, traditional Greek letter fraternities have since become infamous for their involvement in the ongoing issue of collegiate sexual misconduct. Fraternity life has played a large role in the facilitation of the toxic culture regarding sexual harassment and assault against women for countless years. Just last week, three female...
In 2018, “the number of homeless people in Riverside County decreased by 4 percent” compared to the year before. Clearly, this is a good sign: reducing homelessness is imperative to providing these individuals with the support and resources they need to reenter the economy and live a productive life. For these reasons and more, it is important to continue...
2018 saw a large increase in the amount of Asian and Asian-American representation in pop culture, most notably with the premiere of “Crazy Rich Asians,” Hollywood’s first movie with an all Asian cast in 25 years. In addition to this highlight, there have been other noteworthy milestones for Asians in the film industry. Pixar released the short film “Bao,”...
Always somewhere in the midst of the public eye, pop singer Ariana Grande has recently found herself once more in its center after displaying a photo of her latest tattoo online. Written in Japanese, the tattoo was meant to pay homage to her most recent single, “7 Rings;” however, according to her many followers who are fluent in Japanese,...
In the past few weeks, the Commonwealth of Virginia has been ravaged by another racial controversy. On Feb. 1, 2019, a yearbook from Governor Ralph Northam was released to the mainstream media. This yearbook photo originated from a right-wing news outlet, which revealed the governor, then a medical student, wearing what appeared to be blackface. Only a few days...
Disney’s recent lobbying efforts have extended copyright laws far past their original expiration date. As a result, Mickey Mouse will not enter the public domain until 2024, and Star Trek won’t enter the public domain until 2060. In addition to these setbacks, works from 1923 only just recently became public domain as of this year. According to Stanford University...
In 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed in his State of the Union Address that “the need for collecting large campaign funds would vanish if Congress provided an appropriation for the proper and legitimate expenses of each of the great national parties.” Nearly 112 years ago, upstanding politicians like President Roosevelt feared the corrupting nature that lobbyists were having over...
The United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) is a union that consists of approximately 33,000 teachers based around the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The goal of this union is to help teachers, but most importantly, according to the UTLA, is to “do what's best for the classroom and the kids in them.” Recently, thousands of these L.A....
Coinciding with the thirtieth anniversary of his execution, the late convicted serial killer, Ted Bundy, is rising once more into the limelight. While a consistently contentious subject since the 1970s, this year has seen a resurgence in popular discourse surrounding him. Undoubtedly, it can be largely attributed to the recent release of the new film, titled "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly...