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Politics, World

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/05/why-donald-trump-chat-taiwan-leader-country

This is the Way Wars Start

  “This conceivably is the way wars start,” said MSNBCs Rachel Maddow in regard to Donald Trump’s call with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen. Considering the delicate balance of U.S.-China relations, Maddow’s assumptions are understandable. Times have changed, though, since 1945 when the Kuomintang fled mainland China to Taiwan in order […]

by Gracie Huntsman × December 6, 2016 × 0 comments

Social, World

The world according to news companies - http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/11/how-three-decades-of-news-coverage-has-shaped-our-view-of-the-world/281613/

“What Is Aleppo?” and Other Atrocities

When I first told my brother that Castro had died, he was heartbroken. But it wasn’t because of a deep connection with the former leader of Cuba. He thought I was talking about Starlin Castro, the New York Yankees’ star shortstop. After clarifying that I was talking about Fidel Castro, […]

by Elisa Bayoumi × December 6, 2016 × 0 comments

Politics

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Will the Real Donald Trump Please Stand Up?

Sweeping this year’s election in stunning fashion, Donald Trump redefined the face of American politics. Through his anti-establishment comments, total disregard for political correctness, and controversial rhetoric, he revolutionized the future of political campaigning.   However, throughout the election, his comments lacked consistency with many of his previous views.  Did […]

by Jason Kwak × December 5, 2016 × 0 comments

Business, Local

The Shocking Wealth Discrepancy Between Blacks and Whites in DC

The Shocking Wealth Discrepancy Between Blacks and Whites in DC

The average white family is thirteen times more wealthy than the average black family. Nationwide, white families have on average, minus debt, about $142,000 in savings and assets. On the other hand, the average black family only has $11,000 in surplus. If these numbers don’t disgust you, I’m not sure […]

by Zach Harris × December 5, 2016 × 0 comments

Film, Social

It’s Getting There, Folks: Star Wars and Diversity

It’s Getting There, Folks: Star Wars and Diversity

I am a huge fan of Star Wars.  I really enjoy all the movies, and will watch any of them at any time.  However, I am also a promoter of diversity in films, and Star Wars has not always been the most progressive in that sense.  For a franchise spanning […]

by Cecelia Moran × December 5, 2016 × 0 comments

Sports

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos (5) isn't sure if his game winning field goal went through the uprights during overtime of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, in Denver. The Chiefs won 30-27 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)  ORG XMIT: COMY

I hate kickers, and you should too

Kickers should not be in the NFL.  Well not exactly, but they should not have the impact on the game that they do now. In no way am I trying to take away from their talent; they are some of the best athletes in the world. But next time football […]

by Daniel Albrittain × December 5, 2016 × 0 comments

Sports

Why I am okay with the Yankees doing some losing in 2017

Why I am okay with the Yankees doing some losing in 2017

The first time I can actually remember seeing the Yankees play, I was 4 years old and the Bronx Bombers were at the height of their dynasty. I’ve been hooked ever since. It was 2003, and the Yankees were in the World Series for the sixth time in eight years. […]

by Joey Semel × December 5, 2016 × 0 comments

Environment

A Bad Day for the EPA

A Bad Day for the EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an organization that has protected our environment for the last 46 years, is now being compromised by one man– Donald Trump. The EPA plays a pivotal role in protecting the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate we rely on, and Myron […]

by Declan Cetta × December 5, 2016 × 0 comments

Sports

The Dallas Cowboys: A New Era

The Dallas Cowboys: A New Era

The Dallas Cowboys are 11-1 after week 13 and have the best record in the NFL. The Cowboys have had an incredible run which was recently punctuated by the team’s hard fought two-point victory over the Minnesota Vikings to clinch a playoff spot. The team is led by two of […]

by Joshua Fraser × December 5, 2016 × 0 comments

Health, Psychology

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Our American Heroes are Suffering from PTSD, What Can We Do to Help Them?

We are often reminded how important it is to stop and appreciate those who are overseas fighting for our country, and rightfully so, but how often are we reminded of all the work citizens do within our country? Especially those who suffer from PTSD. Although they aren’t in war literally […]

by Katherine Donofrio × December 5, 2016 × 0 comments

Sports

Professionals? Who needs them?

Professionals? Who needs them?

  I got there with a friend. I won’t tell you how fast he drove. Two friends got there early to set up a tailgate, and they brought burgers and hot dogs for the occasion. They also brought Potomac flags, drums, noisemakers — anything to help us be loud for […]

by Joey Semel × November 27, 2016 × 0 comments

Politics, World

http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2015-10-27-icc-plays-hardball-with-south-africa-on-al-bashir/#.WCsnBJMrKTc

Justice Is [Not] Color Blind

The United Nations’ International Criminal Court tries villainy in the international community: genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Now the court itself is facing charges of a more destructive force: racism. Three African nations have left the ICC due to alleged bias against African nations. The evidence is against […]

by Elisa Bayoumi × November 15, 2016 × 0 comments