The College Admissions Scandal: Infuriating But Not Surprising

By Tanner Weigel, Staff Writer When news broke last week that U.S. federal prosecutors were charging 50 individuals across six states for their involvement in a college admissions scandal, I felt sick to my stomach. I thought about how this news would affect the spirits of thousands of college applicants who will be finding out […]

The Direct Listing and the Future of Going Public

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By Amanda Cardini, Editor-in-Chief Last year digital music platform Spotify went public in a bold, unconventional way. The company filed its IPO through direct listing rather than through the traditional method of using financial experts to underwrite the IPO. The move set a precedent for future tech firms, with the media crediting Spotify for “reinventing […]

Le Coquelicot (Poppy) Magazine

By Billy Pierre, Staff Writer What if everything had started with reading a novel? With an international contest of poetry? With the meeting of two laureates, today great friends? If the beginning of such a story seems too good to you, it’s not a fairy tale. At least, it is no longer a myth. In fact, this is […]

Crisis in Venezuela

By Tanner Weigel, Staff Writer The crafting and execution of foreign policy is not an easy gig. In the United States, the actions of the current and previous two Presidents certainly speak to the complexities of international relations. And where these leaders’ intentions may have been noble, the realities of war and diplomacy have no […]

Paradise Lost: The Camp Fire

By Bryce Bower, Editor-in-Chief It was a normal Thursday morning. I woke up to get ready for my strategy class and grabbed my phone to check the news. Instead I was met with a text from my mother, which read, “big fire headed our way, hospital evacuating and so are we…” Now, living in Northern […]

The 2018 United States Midterms

By Tanner Weigel, Staff Writer With the whirlwind 2018 U.S. Midterms now behind us, the expected furor of cable-news punditry has materialized. With members of both parties giving their own spin, what, if any, conclusions can we draw from the election results? To be sure, Democrats went into this election season on offense. History was […]

The Shifting Sands of Arizona Politics: The Case of Rodney Glassman

By Tanner Weigel, Staff Writer For the first time in 2010, I was old enough to vote in the U.S. midterm elections. A lifelong resident of Arizona, the choices before me were Republican John McCain, and Democrat Rodney Glassman. Glassman was a relatively unknown, having served briefly on the Tucson City Council prior to attempting […]

The Death of Quality, Part I

By Bryce Bower, Editor in Chief Instant gratification and the ever-quickening pace of technology has degraded the quality of content in news, entertainment, and writing in general. We want more and we want it now. When the only thing people want is a quick blurb, there is no incentive to write anything thoroughly researched and […]

Corruption: Is Haiti on the Path to a New Revolution?

By Billy Pierre, Staff Writer The events of May 1968 represent the most important social movement in the history of France during the twentieth  century. These events occurred at the end of the Thirty Glorious [Years] (Les Trente Glorieuses), which was the three-decade period following the Second World War during which France saw a rapid […]

Spain’s Historical Reckoning

By Tanner Weigel, Staff Writer Flying west out of Madrid Barajas Airport a year ago, one object stood out clearly to me in the distance as our plane ascended: a massive granite cross. Perched in the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range, this 500-foot (150-meter) cross sits atop a basilica hewn directly into the mountain face, […]