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Mia Boccher

Mia Boccher
Op-ed

Op-Ed: Senator Klobuchar is a Bad Boss, But You Only Care Because You’re Sexist

The New York Times ran an article on Minnesota Senator Amy Klobucher on Friday, depicting the treatment over her an aide that misplaced her fork. The senator, once told she had no fork, scolded the aide, used a comb she had on her person, and once finished with her salad, made the aide clean it. The article punctuated other incidences involving Senator Klobucher, such as her throwing objects such as binders at her aides, and

Op-ed

Pope Francis Needs to Wake Up

Pope Francis concluded a Vatican meeting on sexual abuse with strong words, yet has made no plans moving forward. Victims of sexual assault conducted by bishops and other members of the Catholic Church expressed being angry and upset on the little Pope Francis did. Bishops and those of the clergy who have been accused of sexual assault were called by their alleged victims to be barred from serving within the Church itself. That was not

Feminism

Remembering the Ladies Over 200 Years Later

President Trump’s State of the Union address touched on many issues, and resolved for a better relationship within the political parties in the government. Trump even spoke of the largest female body serving in Congress, which drew appreciation from everyone present. Yet, the reason of why women were suddenly running for office was not even mentioned. Spurred on by the #MeToo movement, by issues regarding immigration and race, these women joined Congress because they felt

Op-ed

Op-ed: We Need to Cancel Burnout Culture

The New York Times recently published a piece about the millennial generation engaging in #hustleculture. Clocking in 18 hours, the younger generation is apparently looking for meaning now that religion is no longer prevalent and work is that drive. Notably absent from the article is the increase of burnout. Burnout is defined loosely as exhaustion, alienation from work due to stress and frustration, and reduced drive to work. It is a deep focus on work

Politics

The History of Transgender Military Service and How the Ban Changes It

The Supreme Court approved Trump’s plan yesterday to restrict transgender individuals from serving in the military. This 5-4 decision overturns the previous decision by lower courts in numerous states to prohibit the ban as discriminatory. How does this ban impact transgender people serving currently? What changes? To answer that question, the history of transgender military personnel needs to be talked about. In the 1900s, when an individual was identified as a gay man or lesbian

Race

The Cyntoia Brown Story Brings Awareness of Domestic Violence

Cyntoia Brown was granted parole after serving over 10 years in prison for murdering a man who bought her for sex as a 16-year-old. This means that Brown will be released in August for parole supervision, and reducing the initial 51 year wait for parole. The Tennessee governor’s office granted her clemency, but it also brought a fresh perspective on a case that affects millions of Americans and people around the world. Every 9 seconds

Op-ed

Op-Ed: Elizabeth Warren Should Not Be President if You Don’t Want Another Trump

It will be over a week since Senator Elizabeth Warren has announced her bid for the 2020 presidential election. She has revealed many things since announcing this: that she is actually not Native American, that she has a few ideas on what she would do in office, and that she is one of the first Democrats to openly announce her candidacy amidst rumors of Joe Biden returning. Is Elizabeth Warren ready for the presidency? 56% of

Op-ed

The Power and Privilege of the White Frat Boy

Jacob Walter Anderson accepted a plea deal on Monday. This meant he would not be registered as a sex offender, and would not serve any jail time after being accused of leading a drunk girl in a secluded area, raping her repeatedly, and leaving her face down to suffocate in her own vomit. He was a former president of Baylor University fraternity, and the judge reportedly has been lenient on cases  over the years involving men

Politics

TIME’s Person of 2018 Continues To Be A Political Statement

Time magazine released the 2018 Person of the Year Tuesday morning on the Today show.  The Guardians are what TIME called the group of people selected: Jamal Khashoggi, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, Maria Ressa, and the Capital Gazette. The selected people are all reporters who have been jailed, indicted, or murdered because of their profession.  Time named the Guardians, and added a short statement: the War on Truth. The War on Truth, according

Op-ed

Is the Death of a President More Important Than the Death of Millions?

December 1 is World AIDS Day. It is meant to honor the millions of lives lost to the AIDS virus and to encourage people to help those who are living with it today. It was also the day after former President George H. W. Bush passed away. News outlets dedicated the day to honoring the memory of the former President instead of focusing on the epidemic that has been plaguing Americans for decades. The epidemic

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