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Nikky Garaga

Nikky Garaga

The 2018 Women’s March: Revolution Doesn’t Give Up

Another year, another milestone for women. The Trump Administration’s first year in office brought scandal, investigation, outrage, one legislative win and ended in a government shutdown. Today, over 300 rallies in every U.S. state show that the resistance has never forgotten what they stood for. Oddly enough, the President himself decided to tweet this support for the protests today, confusing some about the true intentions of the march. Beautiful weather all over our great country,


Trump’s Ignorance Is Damaging the U.S.’s International Relations

Donald Trump has recently garnered huge backlash about his “sh*thole” comments regarding Haiti and Africa. Although he had denied it, members of his own party have shared that they heard the comments firsthand. Haiti’s ambassador to Washington, Paul Altidor, spoke out about how Haitians don’t deserve to be seen as immigrants set on running the U.S. out of their resources. Trump’s blow was also hardened by the fact that news came on the anniversary of

Real Life

Is My Culture Dying? Second Generation Anxiety

From birth, I’ve had to wrestle growing up with my American and Indian cultures. My entire family is made up of immigrants, but I was born in the United States. I am a citizen and the U.S. is my home. Growing up, I was extremely ashamed of my Indian culture and would refrain from telling any of my school friends that I was a Hindu, practiced Kuchipudi Dance, celebrated ethnic holidays at my temple often and


Twitter Has Been Banning Alt-Right Users

Since about election time, Twitter has been suspending its alt-right users on the basis of spreading hateful conduct. The latest was @bakedalaska, a far-right troll who gained a substantial following during the 2016 presidential election. He used inflammatory language and exaggerated ideas to garner attention to himself, which eventually caught the attention of the Twitter staff, suspending him for violating Twitter’s conduct policies. The user was notorious for being a Nazi sympathizer and even said: “I have


Seven Important Names To Know In Trump’s Cabinet

With the President and his Cabinet dominating most American news coverage, it’s difficult to keep track of who’s who. It is important, however, to know some names in Washington, even if they haven’t achieved a major legislative goal almost a year into the presidency. These are the people in Trump’s cabinet who’ve had the most media coverage around their position. Vice President: Mike Pence The former Governor of Indiana, Pence is somewhat of a token


I Translated Trump’s Tweets So You Don’t Have To

Donald Trump is undoubtedly many things: a bigot, easily offended, a curious shade of orange, but he is perhaps most notably one thing: obsessed with Twitter. He speaks, and word goes out to 40.2 million people –excluding the followers I have a strong suspicion that he bought to seem more famous. But it’s common knowledge now that when Donald Trump says things, it’s most likely in a low-self esteem induced cry-scream session. You know, the

Real Life

5 Ways You Can Help in Light of the Las Vegas Shooting

In the wake of the Las Vegas Shooting, many will be or already are sending their love or prayers to the victims and their loved ones. While that is a great gesture, it doesn’t actually do anything. What will help, though, is to become active and do what you can to help the victims. Donate to the Victims Over 515 people were injured in Las Vegas. Many of them have opened GoFundMe’s or other crowdfunding programs to


This Is What Living In North Korea Is Really Like

Scary rhetoric is regularly exchanged between North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and American President Donald Trump. Between threats of “Fire and Fury’ and regular ballistic missile tests, lie the lives of 24 million North Koreans; all with families, friends and loved ones. Life in North Korea is about schedule and following the law, or perhaps, not getting caught if if you don’t. Power is off-and-on at best, and food is becoming increasingly scarce. People

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