Jacob Chernow, Mar 21, 2023
Racism and the Prison-Industrial Complex: Disparate Impacts of Policing, Sentencing, and Mass Incarceration
Jack Barber, Mar 1, 2023
Martin Bourdev, Jan 19, 2023
San Francisco Mayor London Breed Announcing the Abundant Birth Program . Background Women have never been more involved in the workforce than today. Since the industrial revolution and before, women worked in textiles and service industries, but never competed with men for the same careers. Women now hold over half of all jobs in the country and comprise the majority of college ...
Star Yu, Jan 12, 2023
Significance of the Supreme Court The Supreme Court has made several controversial decisions since the conservative bloc takeover. Many of those decisions can have far-reaching impacts that affect legislation and, consequently, the people's rights and freedoms. New precedents are set each year, yet few of the sixty-six cases that were heard during the 2021-2022 term made headlines . One ...
Raymond Durr, Jan 8, 2023
With rising polarization, congressional gridlock, and increasing mistrust of political institutions, division has become a fact of life in American politics. Although numerous social and economic factors encourage division, the recent rise in political polarization can be—at least partially—attributed to a recent development: social media. Social media and the internet at large create ...
Payton Smith, Jan 6, 2023
One would think that the highest court in the land can be relied upon, but with 44% of Americans having an unfavorable opinion of the Supreme Court, it is clear that the court has lost the public’s trust. Judicial supremacy, set into motion by Marbury v. Madison (1803) and solidified by Cooper v. Aaron (1958), is the precedent that the Supreme Court’s rulings are the ultimate interpret...
Zhanna Galstyan, Jan 4, 2023
Work hard in high school to get into a good college. Work hard in university to be accepted into a high-ranking master’s program. Upon completion of your master’s, be guaranteed a variety of job offers to choose from. Presented with this narrative our entire lives, many students such as myself buy into it without realizing that the benefits of attending university in the U.S. often do ...
Jack Garland, Jan 17, 2023
On October 16, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials from across China converged in Beijing for a historic meeting. Every five years, the CCP holds a week-long conference to set its leadership and outline its policy agenda. It is usually a routine affair meant to project the CCP’s power, but at the 20th National Congress, premier leader Xi Jinping broke traditions, forcefully removing his ...
Megan Elliott, Jan 15, 2023
In August 2022, just minutes before outgoing commissioner Michelle Bachelet’s term ended, the UN Human Rights Council released a long-awaited and vehemently opposed report on human rights abuses in China . The report, which included interviews with dozens of Muslims in the region and public documents, suggested that the Chinese Communist Party is responsible for severe human rights violat...
Megha Gupta, Dec 31, 2022
One of the most pressing international issues in today’s world is the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the subsequent destruction of the international norms of conquest and border sovereignty. The blatant attempt by Russia to disregard Ukraine's authority and storm the country’s borders disrupts the decades-long status quo of state sovereignty upheld within the inter...
Caroline Hsu, Dec 27, 2022
With its involvement and large contribution to defeating the Axis Powers in both World War I and World War II, the United States has established itself as the superpower of the Western Hemisphere. On top of its military success, the United States quickly rose to power in the last century to become the world’s largest economy. After becoming a recognizable force, the United States began interferi...
Nathaniel Catlin, Dec 18, 2022
On December 17, 2010, a fruit vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi would set himself on fire after being harassed over his lack of a merchant’s permit and ignored by his local officials when he applied for one . Bouazizi’s self-immolation cemented him in the annals of Tunisian history as a symbol of defiance against the authoritarian Ben-Ali regime that controlled Tunisia for 20 years. It ...