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Vedika Bhaumik

Op-ed

Is Jimmy Carter One Of The Weakest Former Presidents Of America?

From 1977 to 1981, Jimmy Carter served as the 39th president of the United States. During his presidency, he had a huge focus on human rights and even attempted to intertwine human rights with foreign policy. Even though his advocacy for civil liberties was well-liked among many, he proved to be a weak leader, putting the United States in economic and diplomatic turmoil. For instance, Carter admitted the Shah of Iran into the United States

Op-ed

Sean Hannity: Trump’s Biggest Cheerleader

Sean Hannity is one of the most prominent and influential commentators at Fox News, making over 35 million dollars annually. With a net worth of 80 million dollars, you probably think he did something spectacular right? Wrong. So how did this guy from New York become one of the best-paid and most famous people in the media? It’s pretty simple: his show Hannity. Hannity is widely known among both liberals and conservatives across America. It

Real Life

Bernie Madoff: One of the Greatest Fraudsters in American History

About nine years ago, on Mar. 12, 2009, Bernie Madoff pleaded guilty to committing one of the biggest frauds in America. Madoff pulled off something called a “Ponzi Scheme,” a scam where there are multiple groups of investors who are essentially paying for each other. So the second group of investors pay for the first and so forth. The excess money is pocketed by the person running the scam and in this case it’s Bernie Madoff.

Op-ed

Opinion: The Deal With the Death Penalty

The death penalty is one of the most controversial topics in the United States today. Some say that “The death penalty fails to recognize that guilty people have the potential to change” while others say “murderers deserve to die”. Arguments over the death penalty have been going back and forth for years on end, with no clear compromise between the two. I want to note that most of the people who deserve death penalty have taken away people’s lives.

Real Life

The Most Corrupt Company in the United States Works for the Government

Over the past decade, there have been numerous fad diets and trends that supposedly yield many health “benefits”. Companies and even the government have been lying to us. The government has been telling us that being overweight is our fault. For “sitting inside all day” and not being active. However, many people are heavily exercising and losing little to no weight. So what’s the problem here? The problem what we are eating. Living a healthy

Feminism

The Problem With Extreme Feminism Today

Let’s first take a look back at the history of feminism. There were three main waves of feminism: The first wave started in the 1830’s and lasted till the early 1900’s. In this stage, women wanted the same rights as men. However, in this wave, they mainly focused on political equality such as voting rights. Though there were colored women involved in feminism, this wave was mainly dominated by white, middle class women. The second

Op-ed

The Main Issues With Our Justice System

What is the point of our legal system? To bring justice? Is justice for all possible? There are many factors that can skew our justice system to be inequitable. Would a black man living off of welfare get as much fair justice as a white CEO of a big, influential company? One of the factors that plays a substantial role in our justice system today is race. Practically everyone involved with the justice system, whether

Op-ed

Dear Schools, Cheating Starts With You

“When students cheat on exams, it’s because our School System values grades” more than it does learning. —Neil deGrasse Tyson Nowadays, our SAT score is more important than our character. In today’s society, schools’ objectives and the educational stereotypes that are implemented in students’ minds are the reasons to blame for a students’ lack of integrity. Our education system is not 100% concerned with student growth. We are force-fed information, expected to memorize it and

Op-ed

Charter Schools Are Robbing Public Schools

Charter schools are supposed to benefit education. However, they divert resources from traditional public schools, resulting in public school students losing access to resources and opportunities, which is not benefitting education. These cuts harm public school programs in three ways. Firstly, public schools cut enrichment programs in the arts, depriving students of the opportunity to explore potential passions. According to Susan Zoller of the United Teachers of Los Angeles in 2016, “The declining enrollment in

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