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Jessie Graham

Op-ed

Taking the United out of the United States

The most abiding fact about the Trump era is that it has made America evaluate ‘political’ assumptions. The most relevant example is the midterms, where the only conspicuous assumption is that American politics has never been more divided, and less understood. Never mind what is to come, but how did we even get here? CNN will tell you that midterms mean impeachment, and FOX will tell you that midterms mean 2020. Trump and his political

Mental Health

How Well Do Fashion Universities Tackle Mental Health Awareness?

The world raised awareness for mental illness on October 10, being defined as World Mental Health Day. In the United Kingdom and countries alike, social media was fluttered with powerful quotes, and resources for those who battle with mental health issues of all kinds, bringing awareness to the stigma that is mental health. The movement to tackle mental health in universities has, however, not been retrogressive. U.K. universities such as the University of Bristol, have

Op-ed

Political Opinion Has Turned Into a Civil War

Long gone are the days that political ideologies or identities were perceived as chatty or characteristic, the days that debates about reoccurring history and current events don’t turn completely maddening. Honestly, do we read books about the concepts and structures that is modern political identity? Or do we just frame a sense of myopia as virtue, and praise figureheads who represent strong political opinions that are nothing but an emblematic, fiery tweet? In politics, in

Op-ed

Trump Didn’t Really Defeat Journalism, Silicon Valley Did

Despite the daily routine of attacking the media and journalists, I am tired of giving Trump the victory of quintessentially ‘defeating’ or ‘ruining’ modern journalism. Though Mr. Trump did play his part, and managed to continuously paint the media as the ultimate adversary, and wage a cultural war on designated outlets such as CNN and The Washington Post, the real laceration of freedom of speech may have already happened long before he became president. One

Politics

How Much Political Power should CEO Activism Have?

Our faith in politicians when it comes to morals, ethics, and overall trust has deteriorated in recent years. Perhaps this sentiment of political distrust isn’t new, however in this current age of complete political ambiguity and need for fundamental leadership, we have turned to people with almost as much power as the politicians; the CEOs. The million and billionaire chief executives seem to be more inclined to take powerful social stances on many issues relating

Op-ed

What Bitcoin Has To Do With The Opioid Crisis

As Bitcoin continues to grow and expand, so does the opioid crisis. The deaths are piling up, as do online sales and new merchants are continuing to pop-up. Both cryptocurrencies and the opioid crisis are extremely prevalent in our future and present and both intertwine in more ways than one. Creating an issue that is spiraling out of any authority’s control and becoming even more out of reach because of the deep, dark web. What

Politics

What Will Come of History’s Biggest Data Leak?

The Panama Paper leaks continue to reveal new findings of the world’s most elite and important figures. In many ways, this is the most important and most historic form of journalism in modern society, as us regular taxpayers continue to learn a truth that has been out of sight for years; rich people live under a different set of rules than non-rich people. In many ways, this is completely legal. However, it tests the boundaries

Politics

What Should We Fear More in the Current Digital Age? Russia or Facebook?

Despite the 2016 American election, the UK Parliament is not asking Facebook about the Influence Russia had on Brexit voting. Facebook, which has now become extremely powerful on a global level, has recently acknowledged Russian efforts to influence the national election in both the US and in France.The New York Times found a recent study that shows that there were ‘13,493 suspected “bot” accounts that appeared to send out automated messages related to the referendum in the run-up to the vote b

Op-ed

The Bigger Picture Behind Guns: A Culture War

Before Trump, there was a fear that populism was going to take over the GOP. That fear is now in full swing, as populism has won battles when it comes to guns, building walls and trade policies. Populism was a term widely used in the 1800s when America’s populist movement divided the Democratic Party against the Republicans. During the 50s, journalists birthed the term to describe everything from fascist to communist movements in Western Society.

Politics

The United States And the Iran Agreement: Haven’t We Learned From Iraq?

The reason anyone who is a modern Republican is critical towards the Iran Deal is because of one reason: power. Instead of thinking of how to remain the powerhouse hero, the U.S. should decide who the lesser evil is: Assad or ISIS. Acknowledging that power is limited in politics means prioritizing. This means putting aside ego and greed and making compromises with regimes you may not like, to put more pressure on the ones that cause the

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