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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Wilcox’s silence on sexual violence discussions is deafening

The #MeToo movement has brought the topics of sexual violence, assault and harassment to the forefront of public discussion in recent months. Yet, despite this movement’s prominence and the necessity for the campus community...

Lawsuit raises questions regarding American Samoan citizenship

American Samoan John Fitisemanu filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of State on Tuesday, April 10, alleging that the department’s policy of not granting birthright citizenship to American Samoans violates the 14th...

The conservative counterpoint to climate change

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has been the target of media attention as the ethicality of his decisions as pilot of the agency have come into question. This scrutiny conceals a much larger issue about...

Teachers’ walkouts in Oklahoma should inspire more education investment across the US

The recent teachers’ walkout in Oklahoma, which follows a series of teacher protests and walkouts in other states in past months, has highlighted yet another example of how some schools in this country receive...

Trade war, what is it good for?

In early March, President Donald Trump announced he was imposing a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports into the United States, promising that “trade wars are...

The “Peace Olympics” and the possibility of diplomacy

The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics are now over. Clouding the atmosphere of the games were the tense relations between North Korea and the United States, a staple of media broadcasts since the election of...

Canada’s limits on free speech must be clarified

In an effort to prevent the agenda of the far right from spreading, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau created a national financial budget specifically targeted toward combating racism. The prominence of the far-right isn’t...

Facebook must better protect user data from exploitation by third parties

The recent and complex scandal involving Cambridge Analytica’s use of 50 million Facebook users’ ill-gotten data has, understandably, left many with concerns about the privacy of the information they provide to social media platforms...