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President Trump waves to the crowd at a rally.
November 19, 2020

At a campaign rally in 2016, President Donald Trump declared, “The silent majority is back, and we’re going to take our country back.” In response to the Black Lives Matter protests last June, he...

In Defense of Subjectivity in Journalism

In Defense of Subjectivity in Journalism
November 19, 2020

Is “Black Lives Matter” a partisan slogan? Is “a white officer shot a black man” more or less objective than political euphemisms like “an officer-involved shooting?” Journalists struggle to...

Meatpacking Companies Fail to Protect Workers During COVID-19

Workers in a hog slaughter and processing plant use hooks and other tools.
November 19, 2020

COVID-19 has devastated the meat processing industry. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported 16,000 infections and 86 deaths among meatpacking workers - and this is likely a...

Nobel Prize in Chemistry Honors the Growing Power of Women in Sciences

November 5, 2020

Only 57 women have been awarded a Nobel Prize out of more than 900 recipients. This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry was, for the first time, awarded to an exclusively all-female team for their remarkable...

Why I Vote

Why I Vote
October 21, 2020

One of my earliest political memories, when I was only seven years old, was the ratification of the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which allowed the voting age across the United States to be...

Why Wearing Masks Isn’t Political

October 8, 2020

Recently, Trump hosted the Republican National Convention at the White House, and the only thing more astonishing than the fact that his speech was incredibly mundane and boring, was the fact that he openly...

The Social Dilemma: Social Media’s Impact on Society

October 8, 2020

2020 has been a year of exacerbating political polarization and widespread misinformation, including inaccurate reports regarding the coronavirus. Social media’s unregulated platforms and unfettered...

Legacy and Impact of Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the American Justice System

October 8, 2020

The “Notorious RBG” was a force to be reckoned with. On September 18, 2020, former Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away after shaping a new life for American women. She fought for not only women’s...

Trump’s vs. Biden’s Economic Plan for the Presidency

September 23, 2020

Given the current COVID-19 crisis in the United States, a lot is riding on who gets elected in November. The major candidates (Joe Biden and Donald Trump) have very differing economic views on healthcare,...

Kamala Harris Is No Mistake

Democratic nominee Joe Biden announced Senator Kamala Harris would serve as his running mate in mid-August.
September 23, 2020

Democratic nominee Joe Biden made headlines mid-August when he announced Senator Kamala Harris would serve as his running mate. His monumental, albeit expected, decision to choose Harris – the first...

“Tough on China”: Clash of Civilizations or Political Feint?

March’s stock market fall was a glimpse of what might happen if China’s trade relations with the rest of the world collapsed.
September 10, 2020

As November approaches, all eyes are on the United States presidential election - more specifically, how Democratic nominee Joe Biden and President Trump will address the novel Coronavirus. COVID-19 has...

We Are One Community

May 28, 2020

Upon my arrival at Hotchkiss in the summer of 2011, as the spouse of an incoming math teacher with three small children, I realized this was to be an eye-opening experience. I grew up in a smaller conservative...

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