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Don’t Forget About Iraqi Women When War Occurs

Don’t Forget About Iraqi Women When War Occurs

Recent tensions sparked between the United States and Iran will threaten the mental and physical state of Iraqi women and girls.
Gabby Lozano, Deputy Opinion Editor Jan 29, 2020

Since the 1980s, the United States has continued to meddle in Iraq and Iran. The constant invasions, coup d’etats and forced instillations of Western principles of government...

Stop U.S. Base Relocation in Okinawa

Stop U.S. Base Relocation in Okinawa

The Japanese government should recognize the results of the Okinawan referendum and stop any U.S. base relocation in the prefecture immediately.
Jun Sung, Deputy Opinion Editor Nov 5, 2019

Last December, the Japanese government started landfill work in Okinawa as part of its efforts to relocate the U.S. military base from Futenma to Henoko. This plan is in response...

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US Politicians Don’t Know How to Deal With Hong Kong

The fight for democracy in Hong Kong deserves better than the political maneuvering and schemes of U.S. politicians.
Alexandra Chan, Staff Writer Nov 4, 2019

Images of a rally outside the U.S. embassy in Hong Kong peppered local news outlets and social media in September. Protesters clad in black waved U.S. flags, asking the supposed...

Redefining Environmental Activism

Redefining Environmental Activism

Environmental activism uses a broad definition of environmentalism that foregrounds those with privilege. By narrowing down this definition and making it more inclusive, the 21st century environmental movement can finally globalize.
Nicole Chiarella, Contributing Writer Oct 14, 2019

Environmental activism is not unique to the 21st century. For hundreds of years, countless individuals have fought for a cleaner and healthier Earth. The late 1890s experienced...

DNA Collection Program Demonizes Migrants

DNA Collection Program Demonizes Migrants

Americans must recognize that the new U.S. immigration policy of DNA collection is a racist step toward genetic mass surveillance.
Jun Sung, Deputy Opinion Editor Oct 7, 2019

Soon, U.S. immigration officials will be allowed to start collecting DNA samples of detained migrants. Supporters of this argue that the program is necessary to find people posing...

What the Puerto Rican Government Owes Its Women

What the Puerto Rican Government Owes Its Women

Puerto Rican women are being attacked. Despite protests, the government has only just begun to tackle the problem — but it may not be enough.
Sofia Martinez Rivera, Staff Writer Oct 4, 2019

A video began circulating Twitter last week and further inflamed an already-heated discussion regarding the lack of protection for victims of domestic violence in Puerto Rico....

Latino Journalism Deserves Better

Latino Journalism Deserves Better

Newsrooms claim to want more diversity. So why do they keep shutting down Latino voices?
Melanie Pineda, Editor-at-Large Sep 30, 2019

I grew up watching the news in Spanish. I would walk home to my abuelita’s after school every day, where Univision would constantly be playing in the background. Whenever a telenovela...

The Plight of International Student Journalists

The Plight of International Student Journalists

International students are facing the economic consequences of the increasingly divisive rhetoric surrounding immigration in the U.S.
Ramisa Rob, Staff Writer Sep 20, 2019

As an aspiring journalist from Bangladesh residing in the United States, it feels reassuring to me to see organizations like the “National Association of Black Journalists”...

South Africa’s Gender-Based Violence Needs Our Attention

South Africa’s Gender-Based Violence Needs Our Attention

South African women have something to say. It’s time we listened to them.
Neil Dittrich, Contributing Writer Sep 15, 2019

This past week, my social media feed has been ablaze with friends and family voicing their outrage about the escalation of gender-based violence back home in South Africa. The...

Ending Afghanistan Starts at the University

Ending Afghanistan Starts at the University

As a forever war drags on, students must understand their historic importance in stopping conflicts and pick up their contemporary responsibility to oppose the war in Afghanistan.
Cole Stallone, Opinion Editor Sep 13, 2019

Eighteen years ago, the United States began preparing for war. Supported by 88% of Americans at the time, the Bush administration rushed into a conflict in Afghanistan that has...

The US-China Trade War, Explained

The US-China Trade War, Explained

The escalation of the trade war negatively impacts the working class.
Diya Jain, Deputy Opinion Editor Sep 12, 2019

At first glance, it is easy to miss just how far-reaching the negative impacts of the U.S.-China trade war are. What started off as a race to be the leading global power in 2011...

The Nuances of Donating Clothes

The Nuances of Donating Clothes

Although donating clothes is a common way one can give back to the community, it can have potentially devastating impacts worldwide — in one particular case, in Zambia.
Clare Shiraishi, Staff Writer Sep 10, 2019

When we donate to Goodwill or Salvation Army, it is with good intentions — to help people in need and to be more sustainable in how we dispose of unwanted clothing. However,...