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How To Properly Critique Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy

How To Properly Critique Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy

By Emily Dai, Opinion Editor September 22, 2020

Since the recent passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, many progressives are debating the best ways to remember her and discuss her legacy. An outpouring of news outlets released articles...

Voter Suppression Has Always Been a Problem

Voter Suppression Has Always Been a Problem

By Emily Dai, Opinion Editor September 16, 2020

As the November presidential election approaches, the logistics of voting have become increasingly politicized and contentious. This comes after months of President Donald Trump casting doubt on mail-in-voting...

President Trump Has No Clue What He’s Doing

President Trump Has No Clue What He’s Doing

By Kevin Kurian, Deputy Opinion Editor September 15, 2020

In the 1970s, investigative journalist Bob Woodward relied on extreme cloak and dagger tactics to uncover evidence that implicated then-President Richard Nixon in the Watergate scandal. So deep and extensive...

Trump’s WeChat Ban Is Xenophobic

Trump’s WeChat Ban Is Xenophobic

By Ashley Wu, Editor-at-Large September 10, 2020

After the news broke that President Donald Trump was set on banning TikTok in America, the app’s myriad of devoted followers spoke out against the injunction with semi-religious fervor. Proponents of...

The Reprisal of Bush V. Gore Threatens Our Elections

The Reprisal of Bush V. Gore Threatens Our Elections

By Emily Dai, Opinion Editor September 9, 2020

During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many have expressed interest in vote-by-mail because of the health risks associated with large crowds at polling places. In response, President Donald Trump repeatedly...

Democrats, You Don’t Have to Hand It to George W. Bush

Democrats, You Don’t Have to Hand It to George W. Bush

By Emily Dai, Deputy Opinion Editor May 5, 2020

Former President George W. Bush shared a message on Saturday, May 2, across his social media platforms calling on Americans to put aside partisan differences amid the coronavirus pandemic, and Democrats...

DACA Recipients Deserve Aid

DACA Recipients Deserve Aid

By Gabby Lozano, Deputy Opinion Editor April 28, 2020

Fearing deportation from federal agencies like the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and failing to distribute protection to immigrant workers are just two of other examples of how the United States...

How Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Shapes the Supreme Court

How Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Shapes the Supreme Court

By Emily Dai, Deputy Opinion Editor April 27, 2020

Since launching his presidential campaign in 2015, the nation has been inundated with inflammatory, anti-immigrant rhetoric catalyzed by President Trump. Publically, Trump has called undocumented Mexican...

NYC Public Schools Are Failing English Language Learners

NYC Public Schools Are Failing English Language Learners

By Asha Ramachandran, Deputy Opinion Editor April 23, 2020

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, New York City public schools have transitioned to remote learning for the duration of the school year. For many students who are immigrants or the children of immigrants,...

Yes, Stay-at-Home Orders Are Legal and Necessary

Yes, Stay-at-Home Orders Are Legal and Necessary

By Emily Dai, Deputy Opinion Editor April 20, 2020

The nation witnessed a collision between public health and political struggles last week, as thousands of people exploded into open protest on the streets of Michigan’s capital. The event, “Operation...

Necessity of Ensuring Safety of Essential Workers

Necessity of Ensuring Safety of Essential Workers

By Gabby Lozano, Deputy Opinion Editor April 14, 2020

Millions of essential workers have continued to work during the pandemic and have kept the country running day after day. But by doing so, many are putting themselves and their families at risk, since...

Do Not Trust the Supreme Court to Protect Your Right to Vote

Do Not Trust the Supreme Court to Protect Your Right to Vote

By Emily Dai, Deputy Opinion Editor April 13, 2020

During these trying times of a global public health crisis, Wisconsin and the courts have failed to protect voters. The Supreme Court refused to extend the deadline for absentee ballots in Wisconsin’s...