opinion

Female Revolution
Aya Goraieb | 12/27/2019

I am not a writer, not a scholar, not even a student: I am a Lebanese woman. This text is an ode to all the Lebanese women of this revolution,...

1960s Are Today
S.R. Landon | 11/25/2019

In the 1960s, from Paris to Prague, Woodstock to the Isle of Wight, young people spoke out in protest.  Today's students are again a significant force.  Their resources must be...

Hong Kong Upheaval
Caroline Levin | 11/18/2019

After five months of ongoing street protests, the momentum has shifted. Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement has made major gains in the Chinese territory's district council elections...

Lebanon Awakening
Samir Makdisi | 11/12/2019

Lebanon’s political system's designated ethnic roles has it forever locked into partial paralysis. Popular uprisings that began in October mark a major turning point in the country’s history...

The Butterfly Effect
S.R. Landon | 11/07/2019

Anything refreshingly straightforward in life can be equally perplexing.  Rather than seeing things as they are, we see them as we are.  So, unhappy people might believe any change has...

Bolivian Election
Amaury Lannes | 10/31/2019

Rural Bolivia is primarily inhabited by an indigenous population. After Evo Morales, Bolivia’s first indigenous president was overthrown, a vicious conflict erupted throughout the country...

No Allies, No Friends
S.R. Landon | 10/15/2019

Today’s post-WWII world was built on a cornerstone of defense treaties and free-trade pacts.  Strength grew from alliances for common goals.  It has been quite reckless to cast all this...

Columbine Revisited
Isabella Ranzlov | 10/10/2019

Twenty years, four months, and twenty-five days ago, a tragedy occurred. Our country watched in horror, as fifteen people died and twenty-four were wounded. Everyone's life was in shambles...

Save The Endangered
S.R. Landon | 10/07/2019

The Endangered Species Act not only protects nature but helps nurture threatened species.  But the current administration has begun to strip away protection for so many incredible forms of life...

Hate Crime Epidemic
Caroline Levin | 09/26/2019

Although times have changed, the underlying philosophical thread that serves to assume we hate because we fear or because we believe to be victims of our own version of history...