The Failure of American Public Education

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By Amanda Cardini, Editor-in-Chief There have been several times in my life where I’ve thought why didn’t I learn this in school? I’ve often had this thought in regards to life skills like personal finance; why did it take going to college to learn key tips for managing money when many high schoolers could immensely […]

How America Legalized Bribery

By Bryce Bower, Editor-in-Chief You hear the term “lobbyist” all the time in the news, but I would wager most Americans don’t even know what one is. As a youngster I always assumed lobbyists were people who were paid to march outside of senators’ offices holding picket signs, and yelling about how important the meat […]

Do Not Believe All Alleged Victims

By Tomiwa Adeyemo, Staff Writer I was in the thick of writing my previous article on automation and universal basic income when news broke about a story I had been following closely: Jussie Smollet had been charged with filing a false police report. The decision by the Chicago Police Department to charge Smollet stunned many […]

Is Universal Basic Income Inevitable?

By Tomiwa Adayemo, Staff Writer In my previous article, I discussed income inequality and its potential consequences, and argued that addressing tax avoidance should be the first step in addressing income inequality. This week I would like to discuss yet another proposal that deals with income inequality: A Universal Basic Income, a proposal where each […]

The Consequences of Government Shutdowns

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By Amanda Cardini, Editor-in-Chief 2019 kicked off to a rough start with the U.S. government shutting down for the longest time in history, spanning a total of 35 days from December through January. As of this writing, the government has reopened, but on a temporary deal, which will expire on February 15. At that time […]

A Simple Step to Address Inequality

By Tomiwa Adeyemo, Staff Writer The American dream is the concept, or national ethos that says that no matter where you come from or who you are, if you work hard and take advantages of the opportunities available here, you can achieve your dreams and one day find yourself at the top. There’s just one […]

Was Khashoggi’s Death the Catalyst for Change in Saudi Arabia?

By Bryce Bower, Editor-in-Chief The murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi last October sent shock-waves throughout the world. The Crown Prince’s involvement was a big wake up call, and relations between the West and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia were in a state of flux. Germany and France ceased all weapons sales to the country. […]

The Choices Before Us

By Tanner Weigel, Staff Writer With a finite number of wakeful hours in any given day, we as humans are constantly forced to make choices about how to spend that time. And the options are endless. Do I wake up an hour early in order to fit in a run? Do I keep eating the […]

An Attitude of Gratitude

By Tomiwa Adeyemo, Staff Writer On October 21st, I signed up as a volunteer for an app I saw on Twitter called “Be My Eyes.” It’s an innovative idea, a free app that “that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call.” (Be My […]