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
By Arianna Cooper The metaphorical force of the canary in the coalmine.  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?
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
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
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
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
By Sofia Collins “You don’t have to stay in your country if you don’t want to, but to want to stay and not be able to because of not finding a job, that is sad.” Gabriela Puig, 30, current Puerto Rican resident I frequently miss the the taste of coffee, rich with highly nuanced … Continue reading Voices from Puerto Rico