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Finding a caretaker for the President

Finding a caretaker for the President

December 6, 2017

This year has been the most politically disruptive year of my college career  — and I have el presidente Donald Trump to thank for that. No one in the United States or across international borders can ...

Net neutrality hangs in the balance

Net neutrality hangs in the balance

December 5, 2017

The internet we have all grown up with is now in danger by the people we elected to watch over it. And our generation — the millennial generation — needs to make its voice heard. We have known the ...

Betsy is making campuses even more unsafe

Betsy is making campuses even more unsafe

October 3, 2017

Sexual assault and harassment are prevalent on college campuses, and the decision by Secretary of Education Betsy Devos on Sept. 22 to withdraw former President Barack Obama’s letter from Title IX will make it even more so. The changes to Title IX will make victims of assault less likely to s...

Congress must pass immigration legislation for 11.3 million undocumented immigrants

Blake Pinto, contributing writer

March 2, 2015

Filed under Opinions

The time has come for Congress to discuss the problems with our immigration policy and produce legislation to address it. It’s not an issue with simple solutions, and wading through the complexities of fixing our broken immigration system is not an easy job. But that's what Capitol Hill is for, and the clock is ticking. Legislators should take the first step of at least discussing reform, setting aside partisan politics...

On immigration, Obama has the law and Reagan on his side

Hunter Paul, contributing writer

February 24, 2015

Filed under Opinions

Last Monday, I was furiously pecking away on the keyboard at a law firm where I work as a paralegal, hoping to prepare all the evidence and finish a petition on time for an immigration case — that is, until a federal judge ruined everything. The case involved a client who had been in the U.S. since the age of 14. He had lived here for over 20 years, attended middle and high school here, and suffered through all the same...

President Obama’s faulty view of radical Islam

Daniel Sunkari, first-year journalism major

February 19, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

When President Obama spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast last week, he decided once more to deny any relation between terrorism and radical Islam. “Unless we get on our high horse and think that this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ,” Obama said. “In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified...