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 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 century would paint a drastically … 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 Art: Untitled By Manya Tam 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 the incredible controversy that … 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 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 been picked over by … 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 Art: Hillary For... By Moyna Ghosh 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 Mandvi, Indian American … 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 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 of differing political beliefs: … Continue reading Anarchy: From Nihilism to Nationalism to Nazism

The Millet System & Minorities in Israel/Palestine

By Mimi Brown The question of democracy in Israel/Palestine is perhaps one of the most contentious questions regarding the concepts of empire and state legitimacy of modern history. There are numerous collective memories of the physical land and a wide spectrum of historical and political narratives to which the state's citizens and individuals worldwide subscribe … Continue reading The Millet System & Minorities in Israel/Palestine

Reorienting Pornographic Politics

By Chloe Sariego “The ‘sexual mosaic’ of modern society is a dynamic network in which the optimization of power is achieved with and through the multiplication of pleasures, not through their prohibition or restriction.”   Spargo, T., 1999. Foucault and queer theory. Concern regarding pornography and the effect on women is a notorious issue among … Continue reading Reorienting Pornographic Politics