opinion

Venezuela 101
Myrna Corvalan-Vasquez | 10/31/2021

Venezuela has been purposefully misunderstood to fit within frameworks. This a position that can be held regarding any country considered outside of traditional Western culture and history.

France Today?
Myrna Corvalan-Vasquez | 09/16/2021

To French people, France isn’t racist because it says it isn’t. The French motto is “Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité” so how could a state, which holds these values as its motto,...

It’s Your Problem Too
Maria Kholodova | 09/13/2021

The Russian political crisis concerns everyone. But not according to the authorities. It manifests itself in a clear movement towards an even more authoritarian and controlling government.

Places
Maria Kholodova | 09/05/2021

I was a close contact of someone who tested positive for Covid-19. To UC Berkeley, I am ‘unvaccinated’. I am not. During the summer, I received both doses of the...

French Identity – pt.2
Caroline Levin | 08/19/2021

France, the country, increasingly looks different. With a non-white population taking up more visibility than a couple decades back, questions are being raised concerning what French identity means.

Afghan Withdrawal
Elijah Glantz | 08/07/2021

The American War in Afghanistan, American president Joe Biden announced, would conclude on September 11th, 2021 - the twentieth anniversary of the catalyst of the Afghan War, September 11th, 2001.

Voiceless Bliss
Maria Kholodova | 08/05/2021

Russians wake up for work, wait patiently for their lunch break, wait impatiently for the driver in front of them as their car muffles R-rated insults. Set apart by their lack...

A Mother’s Strength
Irini Spyrou | 08/02/2021

She grabbed her daughter, desperate to hold her small, squirming body down. Both were exhausted, and Haila was unable to remember the last time that she had slept through the...

French Identity – pt.1
Caroline Levin | 07/19/2021

Heavy beat music playing through the speakers surround a stage for a potential DJ set, drinks at the open bar, an all-round young diverse crowd… the energy somehow feels like...

Liar’s Poker
S.R. Landon | 07/14/2021

A raging burst of mendacity clouds the nation’s skies.  A loser pretends to be a winner.  Can’t accept what happened and just let go. The question is who we’ll find...