opinion

What For Tomorrow
Lydia Tadross Marks | 06/20/2021

The COVID-19 pandemic seems to be, finally, winding down in the U.S.  A mass effort to distribute vaccines and ensure vaccinations across the country has led to a rapidly plunging...

Sacrificing Himself
Marley Fortin | 06/18/2021

What is A Prayer for Owen Meany? It would be easier to say what it isn’t. First and most plainly, it’s a book by John Irving, published in 1989. On...

A Manufactured Reality
Maria Kholodova | 06/16/2021

During the pandemic, I stayed in France. Once back in Moscow, however, the contrast couldn't have been clearer. The main difference: France still believes there is a pandemic.

Stuck At Home
Lillie Laing | 04/01/2021

When the pandemic erupted last year, concerns about homeless vulnerability to the virus were severely debated. Another worry was raised when the stay-at-home order was sanctioned. 

Nelson’s Journey
Elijah Glantz | 02/05/2021

When I got to know him, I was shocked to find out this inconspicuous looking young man in his mid-thirties working in the healthcare industry had served 17 years in...

U.S. Russia 2021
Elijah Glantz | 01/05/2021

Russo-American relations will likely sour under the incoming Biden administration. ‘Good’ or ‘improved’ relations with the Russian Federation may not be in the United States’ best interest.

Domestic Abuse
Isabella Ranzlov | 12/30/2020

As 2020 comes to a close, the breath everyone seemed to be holding is being let out.  It’s been a year of change. Governmental, social and even environmental change has...

environmental impact
Lydia Tadross Marks | 12/30/2020

At the beginning of the pandemic, the shift in human activity was dramatic. Cars were off the road, people stayed home, and the world was quiet. Our water and air...

Digital Darkness
Elijah Glantz | 12/29/2020

In mid-December, one of America’s largest hacks on record occurred . The U.S. Treasury and Department of Defense reported an attack-of-unknown-magnitude on their servers and data centers.

Coral Dilemma
Elijah Glantz | 11/15/2020

Fiery Cross Island, a manmade outpost in the South China Sea, serves as home to a complex military installation with high-end radar and missile defense systems and a small platoon...