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Eva KW

Environment

Meet India’s Forest Man: The Man Who Planted an Entire Ecosystem by Hand

In the most northeasterly reaches of India, in the state of Assam, lies a forested river island larger than Central Park. It is teeming with wildlife, including rhinos, the endangered Bengal Tiger and a herd of wild elephants. It features trees so thick that they shocked rangers from India’s Forest Department when they first stumbled upon the small jungle. Most notable, however, is that four decades ago, before a young Mishing tribesman took to the

Politics

Did Oprah Winfrey Just Indicate a 2020 Presidential Run?

Rumours are swirling in the wake of Sunday night’s Golden Globes, specifically surrounding Oprah Winfrey. The reality star delivered a speech upon accepting her Cecil B. DeMille Award that might have hinted at her intentions to run for president in the 2020 election.   “I want all the girls watching here and now to know that a new day is on the horizon. And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of

Politics

Senator Orrin Hatch Just Announced His Retirement, Paving the Way for Trump-Critical Romney to Take His Place

This Tuesday Utah’s senator and current president pro-tempore Orrin Hatch announced that he would retire by the end of the year. At 83-years-old and with over four decades in office, he is the longest-serving Senate Republican in U.S. history. This announcement comes after his return home for the holidays, where an honest talk with his family prompted him to announce his retirement: “After much prayer and discussion with family and friends I’ve decided to retire at

Politics

Will Current Senator of State Rex Tillerson be Replaced After Less than a Year in Office?

Rumours of Rex Tillerson’s departure from his position as U.S. Secretary of State have been swirling ever since this past Thursday, when Trump avoided answering questions about Tillerson’s future at the White House by simply answering, “He’s here. Rex is here.” Even before this Thursday, however, there had been reports of the two men’s clashes: Tillerson publicly denounced Trump’s response to the Neo-Nazi march in Charlottesville, saying the President “speaks for himself,” and the two

Politics

21 Youth Are Suing the U.S. Government About Climate Change

In a recent move to battle climate change, twenty one youth ranging in age from ten to twenty-one years are suing the U.S. government. The case, Juliana vs U.S. Government, argues that the U.S. government’s support of fossil fuel industries violates the youths’ fifth amendment rights to life, liberty and property. The plaintiffs accuse the government of discrimination, citing that those who have the most to lose in terms of climate change are also those

Real Life

Must One Travel to Find Themselves?

The dinner that night was memorable. Imagine the scene: in a cozy corner of one of Barcelona’s more renowned restaurants we sat, all seven of us, crowded around the wooden table, celebrating my cousin’s recent accomplishment  over mouthfuls of tomatillo pan and pulpo. In June, he left his lifetime home in the United States and moved to Barcelona. He now  studies Spanish in whatever time is left over after caring for two roundy young boys. It

Real Life

What Does It Mean to Come From Someplace?

What does it mean to be from someplace? For some, the answer is as simple as the place they were born and raised. However, it is commonplace to live in many locations the course of a lifetime, and with that, the question of geographic identity becomes more and more muddled. But the intent of the question often is less about geographic residence than about clan affiliation and cultural ancestry. And it serves the very human

Real Life

Is Our Generation the Most Boring One Yet?

Is our generation really the most boring one yet? This is the question I pondered as I filed my way out of my history classroom and into the crowded halls. The context: my history teacher had stood waving a battered copy of Dark Continent: Europe’s Twentieth Century, explaining to the class that by reading books such as the one he held, one could enrich oneself and thereby further one’s understanding of history. According to him,

Feminism

The Rampant Sexism in Scientific Fields Needs To Be Adressed

Science has traditionally been considered a man’s field: most scientific achievements are accredited to men, and the best-known scientists are male. Physics is a particularly male-dominated field, and female physicists often experience bias, unequal opportunities and a lack of support. As female scientists become more accepted, however, their opportunities are slowly widening. But this does not mean that things will be equal between male and female scientists for a long time. The disparity in the

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