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Hello, Mr President: John Hickenlooper

Personal Background: John Hickenlooper was born February 7, 1952, in Narbeth, Pennsylvania and went on to graduate from Wesleyan University where he earned a B.A. in English and a  Masters Degree in Geology. Hickenlooper continued with a career as a geologist until he entered the business world when he co-founded the Wynkoop Brewing Company in 1988. In 2003, he was elected as the 43rd mayor of Denver. Hickenlooper served two terms, resigning in 2011. As

International

A Beginner’s Guide For Voting In The Indian General Elections

The 2019 Indian General Elections are here, which means it’s time for every Indian who is 18 and above to exercise their constitutional right to vote. For many of us, it is probably our first time. So in order to make things easier, here is a handy guide of things to keep in mind before you go out and vote at your nearest voting booth: We’re Electing MPs, Not a Prime Minister:  It’s easy to

Politics

Journalism Is the Riskiest Job in Erdogan’s Turkey

Ever since Trump took office, the term “fake news’‘ have become quite popular around the globe and it started a ripple effect where it began to be used by everyone. Trump began to target the left-wing media who did not agree with his views and claimed that their broadcasting is simply fake news. At first glance, this term might look harmless, however, with further inspection, you will come to the realization that a much bigger

Op-ed

Teens React To Changing The Voting Age

With the current issues that affect teenagers such as gun control, racial equality, mental health and environmental safety, many young individuals are eager to express their constructive opinions and proposed solutions. Some others even go further and attempt to lower the voting age. Keanu Salas, a junior at George Washington High School, believes that the voting age should be changed to 16. Since students take history classes which encompass the current status of the U.S.

Real Life

Quoting John Lennon in Your Instagram Bio Isn’t Enough – Activism Through Social Media

In 2018, all the information in the world is at our fingertips. The news is a quick tap away, or even the flash of a notification; in an instant, millions of people know the most recent event or decision. With social media, millions have the opportunity to have an audience. Their audience may be their Grandma, or it may be 500,000 people that they have never met. There many benefits of social media in activism.

International

Post-Bolsonaro Brazil and How It Is Not Working Out

Brazil’s election had a rough but expected outcome, Jair Bolsonaro was elected for president. He hasn’t begun his presidential term yet, but even from behind the political scene of Brazil he has already managed to cause trouble. His campaigns, now and before the elections always circled around corruption, about how he and his family are “decent and honest” people and that he was unlike any other politician in the Brazilian scenery. That speech conquered a great

Politics

A Hope For Pakistan: Prime Minister Khan Addresses Nation

On the 17th of August 2018, Imran Khan was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Last night, Imran Khan addressed the nation as the Prime Minister of Pakistan for the first time, passing an hour-long across-the-board, televisual speech. To the rear of a recitation from the Holy Quran and the playing of the national anthem, the Prime Minister inaugurated his address by thanking his supporters who stood beside him throughout his 22 years

Politics

Meet Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Young Socialist Who Just Won Her Congressional Primary

In an shocking upset, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, defeated ten-year incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th Congressional District. A woman of color and socialist activist, she previously organized for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign and worked as a staffer for Senator Ted Kennedy, demonstrating both tenacity and political experience. Though her previous contributions to campaigns must be noted, her personal experiences being raised and living in the district she campaigns in offers a greater insight to her

Feminism

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,

Politics

The Congressional Review Act: The Bill That Could Save Net Neutrality

As many people know, on Dec. 14, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal Obama-era internet regulations, otherwise known as Net Neutrality. Net Neutrality provided the basic guidelines to keeping the modern open internet unbiased and available. The board members who voted to repeal the act blatantly ignored the wishes of thousands of citizens in order to further their own belief system. Some other government officials have expressed their own disappointment in the repeal

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