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Helen Ehrlich

Politics

Hello, Mr President: Bernie Sanders

Personal Background: Senator Bernard “Bernie” Sanders was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York by low income Jewish immigrant parents. Sanders attended Brooklyn College in 1964, and then went on to study at the University of Chicago where he gained a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. During his time in Chicago, he joined the civil rights movement and joined the march on Washington. Sanders spent time after college living in a kibbutz. After his return,

Feminism

Why This Women’s March Sign Means So Much to Women and Girls

The 2019 Women’s March was a controversial one. While the march was riddled with scandal, boycotts and accusations of antisemitism, there was one picture of a sign that caught the attention and stole the hearts of women all around the world. The viral photo features a man holding a sign with the phrase “She’s someone’s sister/mother/daughter/wife” crossed out so that only “She’s someone” remains. This simple gesture of crossing out the commonly used phrases of  “she’s someone’s

Feature, Op-ed, Politics, Race, Real Life

Antisemitism in America: Undeniable, Dangerous & On The Rise

America is rapidly becoming a more and more dangerous place for Jews. With recent attacks, rallies, and complacency from the White House, it’s more clear than ever just how extreme the hatred towards Jewish people has become. White and Christian supremacy hate groups function on the belief that Christians and whites are above all others. According to the KKK website, “Non-whites who reside in America should be expected to conduct themselves according to Christian principles

Op-ed

Gen Z is Here, and They’re Going to Fix the World’s Mess

Baby boomers structured the system. Millennials disrupted the system. Gen Z is here to fix the mess. Though the starting point of Generation Z (“Gen Z”) is highly disputed, it dances anywhere between 1995 and 2005, meaning millennials watched the birth of YouTube, and Gen Z experienced the dawn of Vine. Millennials enjoyed being the trophy generation, handed participation certificates left and right. Gen Z were forced into an academic, physical and digital world more

Politics

How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Instagram Livestreams Represent the Changing Face of American Politics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the democratic socialist from The Bronx, New York, is one of the most closely watched Congressional Freshmen and is bringing a change to interaction with her base via social media. With her relaxed demeanor and inspirational messages, many consider her Instagram live cooking sessions as the fireside chats for a new generation. AOC has been live streaming to her now millions of Instagram followers since the beginning of her campaign. At her very

Politics

Karen Pence’s New Job is Not Surprising and Not Okay

Karen Pence, the Second Lady of the United States, has come under harsh criticism this week after she began working at a private Christian school that bans gay and trans students and mandates its employees refrain from supporting or engaging in any form of an LGBTQ+ lifestyle. The school is in Northern Virginia, a diverse and predominantly left-leaning area, which was credited for turning VA for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 elections. Former second lady

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