What You Should Know About Gaza

The argument that Gaza is not an American concern because it does not affect the public directly can be put to bed as a New York crowd in Times Square gathers to protest the atrocities happening in Gaza this very moment. What You Need To Know About What Is Happening in Gaza: What Triggered this […]

Chicago’s Reaction to Gaza’s Plight

Over ten thousand individuals flooded the streets of Chicago this Sunday to protest the siege on Gaza and occupation of Palestinian land, and to urge US policy-makers to stop sending aid to Israeli troops. This was the fourth mass protest in the city this summer. Each protest has garnered more and more attendees. Buses left […]

What to Know about the Hobby Lobby Case and Its Effects

A craft store would seem the last setting for such an extensive debate involving religious convictions, workers rights, and body rights, yet the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision has propelled an outburst from America’s citizens as the perpetual debate over religious rights continues. The onset to this debate began with the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision […]

The Crimean Peninsula is Soon to Be a Part of Russia

Recent talks between Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov only served to re-establish the well known fact  that USA and Russia are vehemently opposed to one another on the crisis in Ukraine. Lavrov has said there is “no common vision” between the two nations for the future of Ukraine. Following […]

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), […]

Recounting “Six Four”, Tiananmen

(AP Photo/Sadayuki Mikami) “Today’s June 4th? ‘Six Four’ is the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Protest in 1989.” That was how I was reminded of the event yesterday; my mother stopped in the middle of her daily chores by that date. Without looking up a single news source, she continued knowingly, “Hong Kong will have […]