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 […]

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 […]

This is Not a Drill: The Alert in Hawaii and Chaos in the News

by Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer   On Saturday, January 13, at 8:07 AM, an alert message was unexpectedly sent out to cellphones throughout the state of Hawaii. However, unlike the inclement weather warnings and similar notices typical of the mobile alert system, this notification carried a serious and terror-inducing message which read as follows:   […]

NPR needs YOU!

By Chris Barton, Co-Editor “You’re listening to KJZZ, and this is the KJZZ member drive. The great programming that you hear every day on the radio is made possible by tax-free donations from listeners like you. We know you depend on public radio to help you understand your world, and we depend on you to […]

Putin, Trump, and 4 Signs You’re in a Bad Relationship

By Mary Grace Richardson, Co-editor Like most things with Trump, it started with a tweet. In June 2013 he asked his Twitter followers, “Do you think Putin will be going to The Miss Universe Pageant in November in Moscow – if so, will he become my new best friend?” Naturally, because Putin knows how to […]

Desperation Rises in America’s Prisons

By Chris Barton, Co-Editor There are things that I really wish I could stop writing about, and chief among them are prison uprisings. It is hard, both logistically and emotionally, to look behind the walls of the compounds where over two million Americans try to survive in a demeaning and dangerous system. But the problems persist, […]

Neutrality Is Not an Option: #deleteUber and Preemptive Politics

By Chris Barton, Co-Editor Last Friday, our new president signed an executive order which banned immigration from seven majority Muslim countries and blocks all Syrian refugees indefinitely. The responses to the ban were immediate, impassioned, and divisive. Chaos erupted as immigration officials tried to parse through the unclear order; travelers were detained at airports; protests […]

Liberalism Is in Retreat: Uncertainty Is in the Air

By Julio Espinoza, Staff Writer It’s almost two weeks since the Trump Administration took office and the effects are already felt in the U.S. and abroad. There is uncertainty in the air, and perhaps the legitimacy of our country will diminish even more than when we went to war in Afghanistan and Iraq during the […]

The Women’s March and Why It Matters

By Mary Grace Richardson, Co-editor  The magic of the Women’s March that took place last Saturday went beyond the bold messages, creative signs, and enthusiastic chants. Inspired by the sheer numbers, genuine compassion, and noteworthy diversity, there was a larger feeling that this important moment was not just for the marchers, but for everyone they […]