Anthony Scaramucci’s Appointment as White House Communications Director

By Deven Upadhyay. Anthony Scaramucci is America’s new communications director. What does Scaramucci contribute to the Trump Administration? SEAN SPICER WAVES GOODBYE TO THE WHITE HOUSE On July 21st 2017, Sean Spicer shocked Americans with his startling decision to relinquish his role as White House press secretary. The now-resigned press secretary announced the news shortly…

How Sessions Failed To Woo Trump

By Sheharbano Jafry. When Donald Trump announced his desire to seek the presidency of the United States on June 16, 2015, his decision was met with unsuppressed laughter from all sides of the political spectrum. No one would have ever conceived that New York’s “Donald” would pursue a career in politics, especially for such an…

The Travel Ban Lives On

By Adanya Hicks. On July 19th, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled on restrictions against the entry of family members and against refugees entering the country. The Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s decision to relax the current travel ban against several predominantly Muslim countries. The ruling allows grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other…

We Should All Be Aware

By Kaitlyn Fischer. Domestic violence and sexual assault are topics that many people intentionally avoid. Not just because of the horrifying facts and realization of it all – like the fact that a quarter of women in the United States suffer from domestic violence – but because the stigma associated with it is truly astonishing….

Liu Xiaobo Leaves a Legacy that the Chinese Government Fears

By Cadence Quaranta. On July 15, just two days after Liu Xiaobo’s death, a small group of family and friends were seen gathered around the famous Chinese human rights activist’s casket, each bowing three times before the body, silently mourning.  After the cremation, Liu Xiaobo’s wife, Liu Xia, clutched her husband’s ashes tightly.  Chinese government…

Macron: France en Marche!

By Paulina Anaya. It’s on! Macron has officially put France en Marche (On the Move) after winning the 2017 French Presidential Elections against Marine Le Pen, his primary rival. After an ambitious trajectory and a surprising rise to the top, Emmanuel Macron became France’s youngest Head of State since Napoleon Bonaparte. 2017 is definitely not a…

North Korea’s Nuclear Threat: An Upcoming Sixth Nuclear Test

By Paulina Anaya. It’s official: North Korea has threatened the United States with a nuclear attack if the Western country doesn’t terminate provocative actions in regions of interest to the North Korean regime. Recent US military activity has been deemed of high defiance to Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s supreme ruler. “We’re prepared to respond to…

South Korea Impeaches its (ex) President

By Sanho Kim. Korea: A Country to Watch Korea has a short history of democracy compared to other developed countries. Until the rush in the 20th century, when its gates were opened and western ideas finally made it into the country, Korea’s Joseon Dynasty and its predecessors have always been traditional monarchies. There were no…

A Trump-ed Military

By Paulina Anaya. Trump’s announcement of a forecasted increase in military spending has been much awaited, though perhaps not in the most welcome manner. Trump’s presidency has no doubt been controversial, and his public statements don’t fall far behind either. Monday’s announcement presented a 10% increase in military spending. Out of a hundred dollars, 10%…

Exploding Politics: Samsung Involved in South Korea’s Mass Scandal

By Sanho Kim. It has been a few months since Korean politics fell into turmoil. Starting from President Park and her alleged abuse of power, the shocking revelations and exposures of corruption have stacked up. Uproars and massive protests — literally thousands of people flocked to the streets of almost all major cities in Korea…