The Russian Anti-LGBT Sentiment Explained by Parts

By Paulina Anaya Cuevas. Warning: This article is likely to be considered controversial among readers for its content. It is the twenty-first century and many things have definitely changed. Fashion. Lifestyle. Nutrition. Borders. We ask for world peace and plead to end world hunger. We start wars, we end wars. Women are objectified. Feminism is…

Taking A Bite Out Of Shark Week

By Ashley Goodman. After weeks of bolstering hype with dramatic and sometimes blood-soaked advertisements, Discovery Channel has finally kicked off its 29th annual Shark Week, which began on July 23 and will continue through July 30. This year, Shark Week will premiere in over 220 countries around the world. The week of shark festivities is…

A Woman’s Dollar

By Engelberta Yue. The year is 2017, yet still, a woman’s dollar is only worth 80 cents as compared to a man’s. Even more shocking is the fact that those numbers came from the United States – a country with one of the highest “quality of living” ranks. Globally, a woman’s average earnings are just…

Not so soup-er: The case against donation drives

By Ida Kao. Every year at my school, the Student Council Association does a food drive, providing Thanksgiving Baskets for families in need. They send out lists to clubs to gather foods like rice, cranberry sauce, boxed stuffing, peanut butter, crackers, and canned soup. Each club assembles and decorates the cardboard boxes before struggling to…

Accent(ed) Troubles

By Smriti Haria. In case, you haven’t guessed it, this piece is about accents. Yes, I mean accents – the very typical feature of everybody’s speech that is frequently stereotyped and mocked to elicit giggles. If you meet an Indian girl of average height speaking loudly in a multicultural accent, I assure you that she…

Satire Wins Out Over Traditional Media

By Ida Kao. The rise of Trump has meant the rise of news– fake or not. From intentionally false leaks from the White House to mixed messages sent by staff, it seems that mainstream journalism is taking a hit. That’s not to say the administration has benefited The New York Times or The Washington Post—…

5 Traditions that Question Humanity

By Subah Bhatia. The world is all but a perfect place. Religion, culture, and tradition are three of the holiest and most misused forums. Over the years, once sacred aspects of life have been reduced to justify the inhumane practices and stereotypes that are not only hard to counter, but almost as hard to believe….

Dear America, Sincerely, A Woman

By Engelberta Yue. Dear America, When you were an infant and struggled to walk, I was there. I held your hand and cleaned the vomit and unsanitary means aboard the vessels as you sailed across the seas. I saved you from my father when it came down to your head between his club and the…

What’s Next With The Dakota Access Pipeline?

By Sharnita Sanders. While a great number of people were against the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, President Donald Trump didn’t hesitate to make his favor of the project clearly known. In fact, one of his first orders as president was to push for the continuation of the pipelines construction. During his first days,…

East Vs. West

By Ruhi Sah. “People from Asia and Africa are exactly the same as us, here, in New York.” My friend sipped her sprite with conviction and continued. “There’s this program that lets you talk to people from all over the world, right? And I started talking to some kids in Afghanistan, and they seemed exactly…

Resurge of Protectionism in Trade?

By Paulina Anaya. Post-World War II, free trade became important in the rebuilding and stabilizing processes of each country, pushing for globalization. We rely on globalization to sustain the current world market, which consists of consumer and producer countries. The richer nations are usually consumers, meanwhile developing countries (most likely with a high unemployment rate,…

What is Next for NATO and Russia in the New U.S. Administration?

By Matthew Yang. Many new and controversial changes have come to the world in the months since Barack Obama left office. With the Republican Party back in power after eight long years of Democratic leadership, various policies that Obama set in place are being heavily scrutinized and criticized, if not rescinded entirely. Since the early…