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Ce-Lai Fong

Ce-Lai Fong
Politics

Okay Democrats, Let’s Not Blow This…

Yesterday Democratic upstart Jon Ossoff, won 48% of the popular vote for Georgia’s 6th congressional district, which did not win him the seat, but did earn him a chance to win on June 20th. Ossoff is hoping to fill the seat of Tom Price who is the new head of the Department of Health and Human services under the Trump administration. Yes, the same Tom Price who is opposed to the Affordable Care Act, is

Feminism

Superior Play and Unequal Pay For the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team

The game seemed over long before the refs called time. In the 54th minute, Tobin Heath sank in the United States’ fifth goal, the last of the 2015 Women’s World Cup. Prior, Carli Lloyd had dominated the first half with three goals and Lauren Holiday also slipped a ball past the Japanese goalkeeper. The night ended with the United States Women’s National Soccer Team as the undisputed best team in the women’s soccer world, winning

Politics

European Nationalism, What Could Go Wrong?

My fellow Americans, it’s time to start paying attention to world affairs. March 15th was the Dutch Parliamentary election day, where votes were cast for members of the 150 seat assembly. If you aren’t aware, the populist and nationalist platform that Trump ran on is not currently US exclusive, Netherland’s Geert Wilders also utilized the same tactics. Wilders is the founder of the Party for Freedom (PVV), a right-wing political party that espouses anti-Islam, anti-immigration,

Entertainment

And That’s What You Missed On Glee

Two years ago, Glee ended it’s six season run. Glee left the air with 6 Emmy Awards, 4 Golden Globes, and a record setting 207 songs the Billboard 100. However beyond awards and singles, Glee also left a lasting impact and legacy that extends beyond the realm of television. Glee aired in 2009, just six months after Prop 8 (a measure banning same-sex unions) was passed in California, so it meant the world to me.

Politics, Uncategorized

Nice Job Trump, You Played Right Into China’s Hands

It’s hard to deny that China has become an economic and political power, making the Chinese the most dominant nation in Asia. Many political leaders, including Trump, have noticed that China’s growing power in Asia is weakening the US foothold in that part of the world. It has the second largest economy in the world and has the second largest military budget in the world, which could potentially raise concerns for the current number one placeholder.

Entertainment

It’s Not Too Late To Hop On The Sweet/Vicious Train

Last night, MTV’s Sweet/Vicious came to a beautiful, bittersweet season end. If you are not familiar with the series, it follows two female protagonists, Jules and Ophelia on their quest to bring justice to rapists and offenders of sexual assault on their college campus. Jules is a bubbly, stereotypical blonde sorority girl by day, but a badass justice doling vigilante by night. The show’s plot tackles Jules trying to cope with the aftermath of her

LGBT+

Secretary of State John Kerry Apologizes For LGBT Discrimination

Secretary of State John Kerry released a statement on January 9th apologizing for the discrimination of LGBT employees in the State Department. The apology followed after Kerry received a letter from Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland asking for an official apology for the Lavender Scare. The Lavender Scare was a massive purge of homosexual government employees that took place during the 1950’s as a result of the Cold War. This was due to the fear that

LGBT+

Women’s Hockey Takes a Step Forward

When you think of hockey you probably think of huge guys beating the hell out of each other on ice, not the groundbreaking progressivism that’s taking place in women’s hockey. In an unprecedented decision, the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) has issued a statement accepting the rights of athletes to express their own gender identity. This official stance by the NWHL was brought on after Harrison Browne came out as a transgender man. The 23

LGBT+

Transgender Boy Kicked Out of the Boy Scouts for Being Trans

The Boy Scouts of America are often associated with ideal values for a young American male. According to their official website, Boy Scouts are dutiful, brave, loyal, kind, friendly, and revenant. However, time and time again, the Boy Scouts of America defy their own values in order to allow discrimination in their ranks. Historically, the Boy Scouts have had membership controversy over race and religion, but in more recent memory there was a controversial rule that

Op-ed

The 10 of the Most Socially Conscious Music Videos of 2016

1. Declan McKenna- Paracetamol Eighteen year old Declan Mckenna is known for his political tunes that criticize social norms and negligent powers. Paracetamol tackles the issues of LGBTQ+ representation and attitudes toward the LGBTQ+ community. The song was written by McKenna in response to Leelah Alcorn’s suicide and the video follows the friendship of two teenage boys.  2. Anna Wise – BitchSlut Anna Wise’s video isn’t complex or dark, but the simplicity allows the lyrics

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