American politics

Twitter shouldn’t be a platform for propagating hate

Two weeks ago, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the US, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent Jaboukie Young-White changed his Twitter name and picture to resemble the FBI’s official profile, and tweeted, “Just because we killed MLK doesn’t mean we can’t miss him.”Continue...

Governmental inaction forces youth to carry the burden of social change

In today’s political climate, youth activism has become the new norm. From Greta Thunberg to the “March for Our Lives” organizers, young people are fighting for systemic change with an urgency governmental leaders lack.Continue...

Kanye West’s politics aren’t personal, they’re his art

Kanye West made headlines last week—even more than usual—after visiting the White House to meet with his current political idol, President Donald Trump.Continue...

Why Brett Kavanaugh got appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court

Brett Kavanaugh, a man accused of multiple counts of sexual assault, has been appointed to a lifetime position on the Supreme Court of the United States of America. This is reality, and it isn’t something that can be undone.Continue...

I miss the old Kanye: free thought gone too far

Earlier this spring, Kanye West rapped, “We ain’t made it off the plantation,” calling himself a ‘slave’ to fan expectations after professing admiration for right-wing causes. The rapper subsequently tweeted in late April, “the mob can’t make [him] not love” Donald Trump, a president known for institutionalizing racism.Continue...

March For Our Lives touched on more than just school shooting violence

This Saturday marked a new era for gun control.Continue...

Jane the Virgin gets political

With humble roots as a North American take on classic Hispanic telenovelas, Jane the Virgin has grown into a show that hits hard on political issues.Continue...

Why Martin Luther King Jr. Day is different in 2018

Every year, the United States takes a moment to recognize Martin Luther King Jr.’s influence and achievements on what is known as MLK day.Continue...

Oprah for President?

As an American citizen and a politics major, my eyes rolled to the back of my head when I heard Oprah was being considered as a legitimate presidential candidate for 2020.

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Taking my seat: Politics and Hollywood

Ready for it? I wasn’t. In case you missed it, Taylor Swift released her sixth studio album titled Reputation last Friday.Continue...

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