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Meet the 2020 democratic candidates

Meet the 2020 democratic candidates

Lakshanyaa Ganesh, Oishee Misra, Emily Xia, Swara Tewari, and Neysa Singh

November 15, 2019

The result of the 2016 Presidential election was met with shock by many. The 2020 Presidential election, therefore, captures many Americans' attention, and the Democratic Party claims that their ultimate goal is to remove current President Donald Trump from office. It's hard to tell whether any of th...

Immigration in the United States: A broken system

Immigration in the United States: A broken system

Lakshanyaa Ganesh and Oishee Misra

October 26, 2019

Reflecting on our experiences with America’s legal immigration system

Positivity Podcast Ep. 1: Democratic debates

Graphic | Oishee Misra

Lakshanyaa Ganesh and Oishee Misra

September 22, 2019

t’s easy to resign to dismay while attempting to stay informed about the latest news around the globe. That’s why opinion editors Lakshanyaa Ganesh and Oishee Misra discuss the silver linings that emerge from the seemingly limitless “bad news” shared daily.  On episode one, they discuss the...

Time for the U.S administration to speak up

Time for the U.S administration to speak up

Stuti Upadhyay

February 25, 2018

#MeToo. #TimesUp. The campaign has swept through the nation. It’s in the press, it’s on social media, it’s printed on t-shirts and written on signs. The campaign echoes the demands of thousands of people who are coming together for change. But little does it matter if the most powerful people in...

FCC’s new plan threatens net neutrality

FCC's new plan threatens net neutrality

Andrea Perng

December 12, 2017

n November 21, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai announced a plan to eliminate net neutrality. Without it, Internet service providers (ISPs) could restrict websites like Facebook and YouTube, charging their customers monthly fees to access websites in packages. Civilians and ...

How Las Vegas changed us (or didn’t)

O'Neill poses with his uncle after a successful duck hunting trip in Ville Platte, Louisiana. The pair reached the maximum number of ducks to hunt: 18.

Jai Uparkar

October 8, 2017

n Oct. 1, 2017, the deadliest mass shooting in the United States took place at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas during a Route 91 country music festival, where 58 people died and 489 were injured. The shooter, Stephen Paddock, was in possession of 47 guns, 12 of which were equipped with bump stocks that essentially act as machine gun...

Word on the Street: Immigrant

Word on the Street: Immigrant

Avni Prasad

March 10, 2017

my Chua, author of Battle Hymn of a Tiger Mother and a Chinese immigrant, scolded her oldest daughter Sophia for making fun of someone for having any kind of foreign accent. “Do you know what a foreign accent is? It’s a sign of bravery,” Chua said. That’s what being an immigrant was to...

A day without a woman: How its success tinged with failure for a weird aftertaste

A day without a woman: How its success tinged with failure for a weird aftertaste

Vivian Chiang

March 8, 2017

Decked out in all of the red clothing we could possibly grasp out of our closets (which, sadly, ended up being socks, a headband and a bright bandana), we lept up in excitement to see what we thought would be the dawn of a new day. A day without a woman. On 1/21, we marched. On 3/8, we strike. Join us in making March 8th a #DayW...

A final look at Obama’s eight year presidency

Official portrait of President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, Dec. 6, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Vivian Chiang

January 23, 2017

As Barack Obama's time in the White House officially comes to an end, it's hard to pinpoint all that he has done for America during those eight years. Here are some of the most significant things Obama has done for us during his two terms as President – the good, the bad, and the ugly. ...