The Privilege Blame Game in College Debate

The past March, the debate duo Ruffin and Johnson from Towson University was the first female African American team to win the national championships for CEDA, the Cross Examination Debate Association which is the main organizational body for collegiate debate. The two went against another African American team from Oklahoma University. For the past few […]

On the State of Dolphins in Singapore

Singapore, a country long known for its record of human rights abuses from the suppression of freedom of speech to the use of capital punishment, now finds itself entangled in an animals’ rights fiasco. On the 22 November 2012, Wen Wen, a male dolphin who was on a three hour flight from the Philippines to […]

Chick-fil-A “war” creates animosity between opposing sides of gay marriage debate

In my hometown state of California, the gay marriage debate is a big deal. Otherwise known as Prop 8, the right to same sex marriage has a flurry of loud, proud supporters—though the opposing silent majority has won the debate every time elections come around. When this whole Chick-fil-A situation arose, I knew it would […]

Yale Invites Criticism for its Foray into Asia

About 2 years ago, Yale University, in New Haven, CT, ‘climbed into bed’ (I quote Yale Daily News) with what many consider one of Southeast Asia’s most despotic authoritarian-democracy regimes, Singapore. The Ivy League college had partnered with the National University of Singapore to create Yale’s satellite campus and Singapore’s first liberal arts college (LAC), […]