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How Carlos Ghosn’s Arrest Exposes Corporate Money Hunger

Just recently, Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Nissan, was arrested and charged with “falsifying financial reports in under-reporting his compensation, and with breach of trust in having Nissan shoulder investment losses and making payments to a Saudi business,” according to AP News. He was released on bail, only to be arrested again just a few days ago. His prospects are looking dim, as the French government is currently ignoring his pleas for help. This scandal has shaken

International

Why Colonials Needs to Be Taken Into Account in Notre Dame’s Rebuilding

The famous Notre Dame Cathedral caught fire on Monday. Fortunately, due to the church being under renovation, multiple artifacts had been removed from the site and placed in the Louvre museum.  The over-800-year-old church is guessed to have burnt down from the center of the roof, and the damage is so intense that even $1 billion dollars raised from France’s billionaires may not help. However, President Emmanuel Macron has called for the cathedral to be

Op-ed

Donald Trump’s Ambush On Rep. Ilhan Omar

Ilhan Omar garnered remarkable support in the state election for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District in 2016. She was later applauded by the public when joining U.S. House of Representatives in 2018, leaving her in the history books for monumental firsts. Most notably, she became one of the first two Muslim-American women elected to Congress. She represented diversity in the political community, which made a push for her appeal. But among this support, Omar has persistently faced

LGBT+

Why Cis People Should Make Their Pronouns Known

The beginning of my email signature reads like this: I am cisgender. I have never had anyone question my femininity when looking at me or my name. I have never been called by the wrong pronouns, yet still include my own in my emails and just about every one of my social media accounts, as well as announce them in every possible way when meeting new people. What are personal pronouns? The hyperlink in my

Op-ed

Those Living in Poverty Should Not be Held Accountable for the Environment

There has been evident progress regarding the environmental movement in the United States. Initiated in the 1960s, this modern initiative has been ingrained into society and has spurred debate over issues such as climate change, veganism, etc. Inherently, this movement is most prominent in more affluent communities. Unequivocally, it is quite difficult to be within the reigns of poverty and extensively contribute to the global urge to “Go Green!” in a world that does little

International

Guam Youth Congress: The Importance of Youth Politics and Policymaking

The Guam Youth Congress was created in 1975 by then-Senator Carl T.C. Gutierrez as a training ground for Guam’s future leaders. Today, representatives from the island’s villages and schools gather to discuss and debate issues that plague our island. Christian Valencia, the Speaker of the House of Guam Youth Congress, believes that the organization provides the youth with an avenue to voice their concerns about issues that affect them and their communities. It gives them

Op-ed

Can The Green New Deal Actually Be Considered Socialism?

In the past few months, the creation of the Green New Deal has sparked a debate across the country. Climate change and its mitigation have finally become hot button discussion topics, which greatly adds to the momentum of the Sunrise Movement and the climate action movement in general. But at the same time, the Green New Deal has received widespread criticism both as a document and as a doctrine. Most recently, Senate Majority Leader Mitch

Real Life

What It Feels Like To Be Plagiarized

Plagiarism is something that is widely performed by students around the world. It is simple to carry out, and is quite helpful to those that don’t get caught doing it. Many people tend to get higher grades and are commended by their classmates for not being apprehended. That made plagiarism sound really good didn’t it? Tempting? Amazing? Getting a better grade with no effort and no consequences? Well, the truth about it is much uglier

Politics

Hello, Mr President: Jay Inslee

Personal Background: Inslee grew up in Seattle Washington, where his father was a high school teacher and his mother, a sears sales-rep. He attended the University of Washington as an undergrad student, and then Willamette University for Law School. He worked as an attorney and then a prosecutor for several years before he became involved with grassroots organizing. His activism began when he became involved in the fight against funding cuts for rural Washington Schools.

Politics

Hello, Mr President: John Delaney

Personal Background: Born on April 16, 1963, John Delaney was raised in eastern New Jersey to a working-class family. His father was an electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and worked tenaciously to support Delaney and his sister throughout their childhood. This situation translated directly into Delaney’s contemporary campaign, which emphasizes the need for employment opportunities amongst the middle and lower classes. Despite his family’s financial constraints, Delaney was accepted and ultimately able

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