Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Poses a Threat to the Democratic Party

Payton Selby, Columnist

February 1, 2019

Filed under Opinions, Politics

Since the 2018 Midterm Elections, a wave of progression seems to have fallen over the Democratic party, energizing millennial voters and further engaging many into politics. The new Democratic freshman congressional class is the...

Trump’s Wall: Reinforcing Social Divides with Concrete Dividers

Phoebe Lariccia, Columnist

February 1, 2019

Filed under Opinions, Politics

Five billion dollars. Imagine what you could do with that money—Would you buy a couple mansions with bowling alleys, movie theaters, and twelve-car garages like 21 Savage? Provide clean water to every developing country? Create...

The war on capitalism: Why we should not support socialism

Will Wallace, Guest Columnist

March 5, 2018

Filed under Opinions, Politics

In recent years in the United States, capitalism has come under attack. The primary opposition or “solution” presented to capitalism is socialism. I am here to explain why socialism is not only impractical but utterly greed...

U.S.-North Korea relations grow icy amidst Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Annie Kong, News Reporter

March 5, 2018

Filed under News, Politics

On Feb. 9, nearly 3,000 athletes from around the world gathered in the Olympic stadium in Pyeongchang county, South Korea, for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics, kicking off 16 days of competition between 92 count...

Grammys, Golden Globes reach new heights of politicization

Meimei Xu, News Reporter

March 5, 2018

Filed under News, Politics

On Jan. 7, actors and actresses appeared in all black at the 2018 Golden Globes awards in solidarity with the Time’s Up movement for victims of sexual assault. In her acceptance of the Cecil B. DeMille award, entertainment ic...

An argument for political moderates

Ella Bradford, Columnist

March 5, 2018

Filed under Opinions, Politics

When my sister returned home from college for a brief family dinner for my father’s birthday, she began to fill the conversation with expressions of great extremism. In an achingly cliche turn of events, she had left home a t...

#MeToo movement rises

Meimei Xu, News Reporter

January 26, 2018

Filed under News, Politics

When the New York Times first reported rape allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein on Oct. 5, 2017, many felt that a new era had begun. Then, on Oct. 15, actress Alyssa Milano wrote on Twitter, “If you’ve been ...

Why the repeal of net neutrality is a good thing

Charlie Benedict, Opinions Editor

January 26, 2018

Filed under Opinions, Politics

I do not care about net neutrality. I hope it gets overturned, and here’s why: How many hours do you think US citizens alone have given social media companies for free? Billions upon unperceivable billions. We capitulated to th...

The Time’s Up movement affects Westminster students

Drew Norman, Columnist

January 26, 2018

Filed under Opinions, Politics

Last Sunday, the Golden Globes were a sea of black. Everywhere you looked, black tuxes, black dresses, and black heels populated the red carpet, were being talked about on every news network, and were being written about on ever...

Politics of NFL kneeling controversy

Meimei Xu, News Reporter

December 1, 2017

Filed under News, Politics

It started with a simple action. To protest police brutality toward African Americans, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began sitting during the playing of the National Anthem in August of last year. On...

America heads one step closer to a left wing dystopia

Charlie Benedict, Opinion Editor

November 3, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Politics

In late July, former Google engineer James Damore circulated “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” a contentious memo into an internal Google server, ­­­spurring left-wing fury over his alleged thought crimes. The ...

Killing DACA to MAGA? I don’t think so.

Drew Norman, Columnist

September 29, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Politics

The Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program, commonly known as DACA, allows illegal immigrants brought into the United States as children a chance to apply for a renewable two-year escape from deportation and makes them elig...

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