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Anthony Buonopane

Anthony Buonopane
Real Life

Teen Rahsaan Ison’s Story Shows the Corruption of New Orleans Education

When most kids get expelled from school, we think they usually did something bad, right? But could you imagine getting expelled from school for crossing underneath a train to avoid being late? Well, it did happen at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), a prestigious art school, to a bright young man named Rahsaan Ison, a few years ago. Crossing. Underneath. A. Train. I had the privilege of spending a week in New Orleans for

Op-ed

Marijuana Legalization Is a Benefit to America, Jeff Sessions is Not

Jeff Sessions is the definition of an anti-marijuana “advocate” and has been throughout his entire career. His time as the Attorney General has been no different. Sessions announced on Thursday the role back of an Obama-era policy that called for states where recreational marijuana was legal, to have attorneys focus on cases other than marijuana prosecution. And it makes no sense, on multiple levels, highlighting Sessions personal agenda to combat marijuana legalization. For starters, this

Politics

What the GOP Tax Bill Means

If you consider yourself an average American, then you were asleep last night as the Senate passed the GOP tax bill on a vote of 51-48. This is one of, if not, the biggest tax break for wealthy Americans in history. And as middle and lower class Americans continue to struggle, this bill is extremely troublesome. But why? While it is true that almost immediately, Americans in every tax bracket will get some sort of

Real Life

#StandWithKeaton Is A Reminder That Bullying Needs To Stop

If you haven’t seen it by now, the video of a young boy named Keaton Jones from Knoxville, Tennessee is alarmingly troubling. Jones, visibly shaken, describes how he was single-handedly bullied with children making fun of his nose and pouring milk on him. The boy asked why people enjoy being bullies and stripping people of joy, providing the raw truth of what bullying in schools does to children. In her Facebook post, his mother described

Politics

Here’s Why Michael Flynn’s Guilty Plea is Important

If you’ve ever watched a crime show, you know that when a prosecutor is looking to convict a powerful person, they work their way from the bottom up. In real life, it seems evidently true that this pattern exists. As Robert Muller, former FBI director, continues his independent investigation on Russian collusion and its ties to the Trump administration, each arrest or guilty plea has led closer and closer to Trump himself. First, former campaign

Politics

There’s a Young Conservative To Look Out For, And It’s Not Tomi Lahren

By now if you haven’t heard of Tomi Lahren, then welcome to the internet for the first time. Lahren is an up and coming conservative political commentator that was featured on The Blaze until she came out as pro-choice (in which she was fired). Since then, Lahren has still been a prominent voice in the conservative media, becoming a contributor for Fox News, among other things. Many see her as the future of the conservative

Politics

We Need To Be Just As Critical to Sen. Al Franken As We Are To Roy Moore

I really can’t believe that I have to write this: It is NOT an acceptable excuse to say that Al Franken has been a diligent and progressive congressmen on Capitol Hill to excuse his sexual assault scandal, nor the photo of him grabbing a sleeping woman’s breasts on a USO tour. That is inexcusable, intolerable, and merits ground for Franken to lose his senate seat. However, he’s already said he won’t resign. There needs to

Mental Health

Dear U.S. Cellphone Providers, Be Like Bell

Canada, with polices such as universal healthcare, has been known to be a progressive country that puts health first. And so do their companies. #BellLetsTalk day is a monumental day in Canada each year that raises money and awareness towards mental health awareness by donating five cents for every tweet or retweet using that hashtag. In three months, Bell, a wireless provider, will once again donate millions of dollars as they end up doing every

Op-ed

We Need to Be Critical of the DNC and Hillary Clinton

Before I start, Hillary Clinton would have been a better president than Donald Trump can ever be. That is incredibly obvious, but I wanted to state that. However,  what former Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair Donna Brazile just said cannot be ignored. Brazile publicly acknowledged that the DNC primary was rigged in favor of the Clinton campaign.  So what is the back story and how did it get like this? Simply, the DNC was broke. The Clinton

Politics

Homeownership: An Overlooked Aspect of Systematic Oppression

This country has and always will be fixated and sensationalized on the idea of owning property and pursing the “American dream.” But in modern talks about systematic oppression, we almost never talk about its role in segregation. So let’s backtrack: to understand this complex dynamic between political racism and homeownership, it is essential to know what the New Deal was. This was the economic reform policy issued under President Franklin Roosevelt following the Great Depression,

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