Democrat Perspective: Everything will be alright

Democrat Perspective: Everything will be alright

As election results across the country continue to be reported, one thing is very clear: Democrats have won the House, and Republicans have expanded their majority in the Senate. Regardless of political affiliation, it is important to keep something in mind: everything will be okay. I’m disappointed, as I’m sure my left-leaning peers are as […]

Mistreatment of the majority

When people across America sit staring at their screens, watching a needle move left or right and dots on a diagram turn red or blue, it becomes easy to wonder if people are voting for the candidates themselves or just for their party. With few notable exceptions, Democrats and Republicans are the only real option […]

Students react to the outcome of midterms

Students discussed the outcomes of the 2018 midterm elections and their interpretations of the California propositions. Peter Sykes ’19, a first-time voter, said that he appreciated being able to directly participate in an election and viewing the effects of his actions. “It was interesting seeing [the outcomes],” Sykes said. “I was able to contribute to […]

U.S. Belong With Me

U.S. Belong With Me

After scrolling past what she expected to be just another photo on Taylor Swift’s Instagram, Rebecca Frischling ’19, co-president of La Femme, was struck by a caption commenting on the then-upcoming midterm elections. Once the initial shock of reading a politicized statement made by someone who was previously apprehensive to talk about politics passed, Frischling […]

We Want Change: The Perspectives of Socially Liberal and Fiscally Conservative Students

We Want Change: The Perspectives of Socially Liberal and Fiscally Conservative Students

As the U.S. midterm elections drew closer, Will Berlin ’19 said he was becoming nervous. Despite a number of new candidates rising to prominence, none of them seemed to have moderate tendencies. For Berlin, who identifies as socially libertarian and fiscally conservative, neither political party seemed to align completely with his views. Berlin shares some […]

Political State of Mind

Political State of Mind

“Son do you know why I’m stopping you for,” music artist and Grammy-winner Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter rapped in his 2004 song “99 Problems”. “Cause I’m young and I’m black and my hat’s real low.” For Jay-Z, music has always acted as a medium to address social and political currents; in “99 Problems,” Jay-Z comments on […]

Blending Intersectionality with Politics

Blending Intersectionality with Politics

A gay man of color, an undocumented immigrant and victim of religious persecution and a single mother making minimum wage are examples of the intersection of social, political and economic identities and beliefs. Intersectionality is “the complex, cumulative manner in which the effects of different forms of discrimination combine, overlap or intersect” according to Merriam-Webster. […]

Tele-devisions

Tele-devisions

Laughter blared in the background as Ava Benavente ’20 watched the latest episode of Saturday Night Live come to a close. Before the screen went black, a key figure caught her eye: Alec Baldwin, covered in deliberately orange fake tan, a cheap blonde wig and a distinct facial expression emulating President Donald Trump. Benavente said […]

Leaders of Today and Tomorrow: Voteless but not voiceless

Leaders of Today and Tomorrow: Voteless but not voiceless

Luis Rodriguez had never imagined that walking out of his school could change history. Fifty years ago, in March of 1968, 13-year-old Rodriguez led his classmates to walk out of Richard Garvey Intermediate School in protest of Mexican-American treatment in schools. Now known as the Chicano Blowouts, or the East Los Angeles Walkouts, these walkouts […]

The Indu-sputed truth: Part 3

Jared Kushner fails to disclose his cards to Xi Jinping in game of Go Fish — Jared Kushner fails to disclose his cards in a tense game of Go Fish with Chinese President Xi Jinping, almost causing a US-China War. Jinping was reportedly considering rolling in the tanks after he discovered the betrayal. “What kind […]

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