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Rothchild recounts grim scenes from Gaza

Rothchild recounts grim scenes from Gaza

Brooke Patterson
March 6
Filed under International Commentary, World

For more than half a century, the people of the small independent Palestinian territory, Gaza, have been constrained to living under military rule in an environment that has been decimated by missile attacks from outside nations. Recently, Gaza has been besieged by Israeli assaults, forcing its citizens ...

Global Commentary: Muslim ban follows shameful history

Katherine Yearwood
February 22
Filed under International Commentary, World

Last month, President Donald Trump signed an executive order barring certain immigrants from predominately Muslim countries from entering the United States. Although the ban was recently suspended, immigrants took to the streets Thursday to respond to the anti-immigration sentiment and show the U.S....

Hurricane season is over: Cuban-American student recalls the ramifications of Castro’s life, death

Hurricane season is over: Cuban-American student recalls the ramifications of Castro’s life, death

Bruce Boring
December 7
Filed under International Commentary, World

Nov. 26, 2016 is a day that I will never forget. It is a day that no Cuban-American will ever forget. It is a new day of hope for the future of Cuba and our people. Fidel Castro was a man who set out on a mission to save our country from being exploited by criminals and corruption. I hear the stories ...

An American abroad: Observing the new presidency while overseas

Katie Cusick
November 16
Filed under International Commentary, The Liberal Think Tank, World

“I’m sorry. I am so sorry for your loss.” My friends from Norway, the United Kingdom and France said to me as I assume my seat in class. Here in Paris, France where I am currently an exchange student, it’s rainy and gray once again, but today the feeling of somber fits the tone of the day too we...

Opinion: Overage, still restricted

Patricia Negrón
October 28
Filed under International Commentary, World

Puerto Ricans have been American citizens since the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, also known as the Jones Act granted citizenship. The first time I visited the Hub was to look at colleges when I was 22. I brought my license from Puerto Rico as my form of ID. I figured since it was passable for the...

Opinion: Consent should be mandatory

Patrick Holmes
October 7
Filed under International Commentary, World

By Patrick Holmes Consent. It should be assumed as one of the basic rights of a human being but more often than not, consent is glanced over and forgotten. Or worse, ignored. “For me consent means that I can say yes or no to something I have understood,” said by Elise in a video article by...

Opinion: How millions are living in fear

Opinion: How millions are living in fear

Patrick Holmes
October 2
Filed under International Commentary, World

By Patrick Holmes   War is not something typically thought about on a daily basis by most Americans, however, many Syrians and Iraqis live in constant fear of the control they are oppressed by and the never-ending list of rules that keep them on a leash. They are almost never safe. Safety...

Opinion: Is ‘defeat device’ a problem for corporate culture?

Opinion: Is ‘defeat device’ a problem for corporate culture?

October 2
Filed under International Commentary, World

By Nickolas O'Malley   The recent scandal involving the German carmaker Volkswagen has far-reaching consequences for the environment. It sets a precedent not unlike the one set by BP in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. BP had caused catastrophic damage to many ecosystems,...

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