From Blue to Red: An Evaluation of the Evolution of the Democracy of the Turkish Republic

By Mina Erten | Art: Gradient of Democracy by Manya Tam | December 11, 2017 A downfall of humankind is that no matter the amount of forewarning, we are creatures that learn best through experience and identifying the problem and its consequences with the self. If this were not true, then politics in the 21st … Continue reading From Blue to Red: An Evaluation of the Evolution of the Democracy of the Turkish Republic

Kneeling Tall: Protests, Patriotism, and Police Brutality in Trump’s America

By Samuel O'Brient | Illustration by Manya Tam | December 11, 2017 These days, most news articles about the NFL have less to do with actual football and more to do with political turmoilWhen San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee during our national anthem last year, no one likely could have foreseen … Continue reading Kneeling Tall: Protests, Patriotism, and Police Brutality in Trump’s America

Climate Change Refugees: Legitimate Status or Just Child’s Play?

By Arianna Cooper | December 11, 2017 The metaphorical force of the canary in the coalmine. [1] Climate Change: a change in weather patterns altering the global temperature for an extended period of time due to certain human activities.    Climate change is a popular crisis in the environmental and conservation field. The topic has … Continue reading Climate Change Refugees: Legitimate Status or Just Child’s Play?

A Reflection on the 2016 Presidential Campaign and My Decision to Digitally Isolate Myself

By Moyna Ghosh | Illustration by Monya Ghosh | December 11, 2017 Summer of 2016 “In 2004, I cast my vote for John Kerry, and when I found out he lost, I was overcome by despair. I realized that, yes, participating in a democracy can be exhilarating. But it can be heartbreaking, too.” - Aasif … Continue reading A Reflection on the 2016 Presidential Campaign and My Decision to Digitally Isolate Myself

Anarchy: From Nihilism to Nationalism to Nazism

By Joseph Hille | December 11, 2017 Think about the news media you are exposed to and the academic articles you read regarding contemporary political trajectories. On the left, one likely reads many critiques of neoliberalism; while on the right, the same is likely true for socialist ideals. This is the case in any system … Continue reading Anarchy: From Nihilism to Nationalism to Nazism