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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Ethnic Studies courses should be a requirement for high school students

  A bill recently introduced by Assemblyman Jose Medina, (D-Riverside), a former ethnic studies teacher, seeks to make ethnic studies a high school graduation requirement in California. The bill, AB 2772 passed the Assembly floor...

Off the Feed: Vlogging —the “Real” reality TV?

With the advent of on-demand viewing services like Netflix and Hulu, it’s rough out there to be a burgeoning television show. But somehow, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” successfully navigated through this precarious territory...

Unknown territory ahead as the president claims he can pardon himself

On June 4, President Donald Trump tweeted that he had the “absolute right” to pardon himself, a novel and unprecedented legal claim that he apparently considers his constitutional right. His attorney, Rudy Giuliani, has...

What Mexico Can Learn From Venezuela in Upcoming Elections

Times are changing and they are changing fast. Emerging leaders invoke nostalgic memories of what the world used to look like and draw attention to each respective country’s “glory days”. Candidates and executives such...

Why Brazil shouldn’t battle criminals with a broken justice system

As one of his campaign promises, Brazil’s president-elect Jair Bolsonaro said he would push for a stricter crackdown on criminal activity by retaliating with higher levels of police brutality. Brazil has steadily declined in...

In the name of diversity – except Asian-Americans

  In an effort to further combat college applicant processing based on race, the Trump administration is investigating Yale University, which has received accusations of discrimination against Asian-American applicants. Around a month ago, the Justice...

In a time of crisis, el-Sisi has kept Egypt afloat

In late 2010, a series of uprisings against oppressive regimes across the Middle East began in full storm. Also known as the Arab Spring, social media spread this spirit of rebellion to several nations....

Trump’s visit to Iraq is a distraction from America’s shaky foreign policy

On Wednesday, Dec. 26, President Donald Trump made an unannounced visit to al-Asad Air Base in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump stayed in the base near Iraq’s...

Guns and Brazil: Bolsonaro seeks a simple solution to a complex problem

On Jan. 15, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro publicly signed a temporary decree essentially making it easier for civilians to purchase and own firearms. His actions were an attempt to fulfill one of his major...

Unfair competition with the Sun? Trump’s folly and the danger of tariffs

  On Monday, Sept. 17, Donald Trump imposed 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion worth of products imported from China, including goods like toilet paper and seafood. Although sizeable, these tariffs are merely the tip...