In the United States, white supremacy has been on the rise since Barack Obama’s presidency and saw a huge surge since the beginning of Donald Trump’s term in office. It’s not hard to see why, either. When the country’s first black president was inaugurated, anger was incited in white supremacists. They started to make this anger known, and when infamous white supremacist Donald Trump took office, their anger was justified. These white supremacists felt like
On February 15, President Trump declared a national emergency on the border with Mexico to access the $5.7 billion that Congress refused to give him for his promised southwestern border wall. The declaration resulted from a two-month long government shutdown that was essentially the accumulation of the President’s temper tantrum over not getting exactly what he wanted. The thing is, there are far worse emergencies in the U.S. than border control at the southern border.
Recently, I accepted a position as a committee chair for the honors newsletter at my university. We had our first meeting, and I found out that all of my writers are men. This did not intimidate me. In fact, it made me feel even more in charge than I’d already felt. I led the meeting and held the attention of my writers the entire time. It was empowering. However, as the meeting began to end
One year ago, a gunman opened fire on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He killed 17 students and faculty and injured 17 others, making it the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history and the 18th school shooting in 2018. In the weeks following the shooting, students from MSD began to organize. They created #NeverAgainMSD just days afterwards and started mobilizing. If they wanted to see any change be made in the realm
A huge conversation in the media lately has been about the inevitable doom of climate change. And, it’s true. If we don’t shape up our act by 2030, we will reach irreversible climate change. The majority of the change that has to come in the next eleven years is up to governments around the world and large corporations, both of which majorly contribute to climate change and rising global temperatures. However, there are things that
On Tuesday, the Trump administration issued a new federal regulation that officially bans bump stocks. The firearm attachments enable semi-automatic rifles, which are legal in the U.S., to fire like machine guns, which are illegal. They are most notable for being used in the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, which was the deadliest mass shooting in the U.S., in which a gunman used them to kill 58 people and wound hundreds of others in a span
On Nov. 28, the man who killed 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen on June 18, 2017 pleaded guilty to raping and murdering her on her way back to her community mosque from breakfast early that morning. The man, Darwin Martinez Torres, admitted to all eight counts in a plea deal that will help him avoid the possibility of the death penalty, BBC said. However, the plea deal will impose a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
On January 19, President Trump spoke at the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. via satellite. It was the first time a sitting president ever addressed the march since it was established. Trump praised marchers for helping women and giving them “life itself.” He said he was “honored” and “proud” to be addressing those at the march. He told the marchers that “because of you, tens of thousands of Americans have been born
A new type of male birth control is set to be tested in 2018. More than 400 couples in six countries will participate in a clinical trial that will test a gel contraceptive. The men will rub the gel that contains synthetic hormones in their armpits and on their shoulders once a day. Researchers will track the gel’s effectiveness as the hormones build up in the men’s bodies. Last year, a similar clinical trial was
On Monday, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a bill passed by Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled legislature that would have restricted the performance of abortions to 20 weeks after a pregnant woman’s last menstrual period. At a press conference before vetoing the bill, Gov. Wolf called the bill a “vile assault on women’s abilities to make their own decisions about their own healthcare.” Wolf signed the veto paperwork in a public ceremony in Philadelphia City Hall and said