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Long-term plan needed for crisis in Venezuela

Lindsey Schwalm, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2019


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Throughout Venezuela, tensions are rising as humanitarian crises have worsened with the fight over who should lead the nation. U.S. President Donald Trump and President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro have been going head to head, as growing opposition in Venezuela has been trying to remove Maduro from...

Democracy relies on respectful debate

Nicole Marrone, BIPP Intern

February 21, 2019


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Religion, money, and politics. The three big ones that your parents banned you from discussing with strangers and at the dinner table. You don’t want to cause a problem. You don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings by having a different viewpoint. It’s inappropriate. After growing up in an environm...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is redefining politics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is redefining politics

Ben Borrok, Senior Writer

February 14, 2019


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If the 2016 election and its aftermath taught us anything, it was that the Democratic party was in desperate need of a facelift. The strategies of the past were not working, as the fate of the country fell into the hands of President Donald Trump. Despite Democrats reassuring themselves that Hillary...

Think twice about Madeleine Albright

Griffin Perrault, Senior Writer

February 14, 2019


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aEarlier this month, the University’s Class of 2019 identified former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright as its commencement speaker for their upcoming graduation ceremony on May 19. In an email addressed to all students, faculty, and staff, University President John Bravman called the choice “outstanding,”...

Editorial: One year later: Still a long road ahead

February 14, 2019


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One year ago on Thursday, a man carrying a semi-automatic weapon walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and murdered 17 individuals. The victims included students Alyssa Alhadeff, who was known for her soccer and debate skills, Luke Hoyer, remembered by his friends for his dry sense of humor, and...

State of the Union 2019: The public policy implications of Trump’s promises

Annie Maley, BIPP Intern

February 14, 2019


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President Donald Trump delivered the State of the Union Address on Feb. 5 to a Congressional chamber filled to the brim with a diverse audience of astronauts, congresswomen emulating suffragettes, ICE agents, and Holocaust survivors. While incorporating the classic messages of unity and patriotism...

Governor Ralph Northam needs to step down

Zach Murphy, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2019


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The history of the United States is one marred by past atrocities. Whether it is the institution of slavery, Jim Crow laws, or the rampant imperialist policies of the 19th and 20th centuries, America’s prior actions are by no means mere footnotes of the past. Recently, the past horrors of this nation...

The rise of democratic socialism and its ill-fated American future

Harry Simons, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2019


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Socialism certainly carries a stigma. Perhaps it is because history tells us it is a failed system. The Soviet Union collapsed, China now has a market economy, and North Korea, Cuba, and Venezuela have disastrous ones. Yet, in recent years, the socialist system, preaching communal ownership with a...

Ann Coulter: Bannon, Part II?

John Geba, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2019


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Whatever decision a president makes, there will inevitably be a cohort of people who are ready to either tear their agenda apart or remain loyal to all policy decisions. If the news of Ann Coulter’s (supposed) contributions to U.S. President Donald Trump’s current administration is true, it would...

Wellness: Cure or Curse?

Wellness: Cure or Curse?

Lindsey Schwalm, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2019


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Focusing on wellness can be the key to helping you unlock a better version of yourself, but can also be used as a way for others to harm and manipulate your health for profit and pleasure. With the start of the new year, everyone’s minds are geared towards creating a healthier lifestyle and achieving...

Miko Peled: Where to draw the line

February 8, 2019


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Author and Palestinian rights activist Miko Peled came to the University to speak at the invitation of English Professor Michael Drexler on Feb. 7. The lecture was supported by the University Lectureship Committee and co-sponsored by six academic departments: English, Geography, International Relations,...

The Jussie Smollett attack: Hate in America

Ben Borrok, Senior Writer

February 8, 2019


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“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was the victim of a hate crime on Jan. 29 in Chicago. He was beaten, had an unknown chemical substance poured on him, and then the attackers put a noose around his neck and yelled, “This is MAGA country!” Smollett is black and openly gay, making him a vulnerable...

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