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The Power of Art in Activism

The Power of Art in Activism

Encompassing both of the words "affect" and "effect," a new term has been coined capturing the emotional and political essence of artistic activism: æffect.
March 16, 2021

In the summer of 2020, activism took shape in diverse forms, most notably within the Black Lives Matter movement. While many powered the streets in solidarity for basic human rights, some put pen to paper...

Intersectionality in Women's Rights

Intersectionality in Women’s Rights

Gwendolyn Patwardhan March 15, 2021

#bidenerasedwomen: a hashtag condemning yet another misogynistic politician for enacting a law encroaching on women’s rights? Or a hashtag revealing the continuing lack of intersectionality in feminism...

Opinion and Analysis: Anti-Asian Hate Crimes—Behind the Rise in Violence

Opinion and Analysis: Anti-Asian Hate Crimes—Behind the Rise in Violence

Meraf Sergoalem March 15, 2021

“Fight The Virus, Not The People!” is the chant that has grown in popularity among people protesting the overwhelming number of attacks on Asian Americans in response to the COVID pandemic. Asian communities...

Opinion and Analysis: Jumping the COVID Vaccine Line

Opinion and Analysis: Jumping the COVID Vaccine Line

Adela Simka March 14, 2021

Two months after the first U.S. COVID-19 vaccination, Americans have watched—with growing ire—as wealthy and well-connected individuals exploit the vaccine distribution system, jumping the queue to...

A Common Foe?

A Common Foe?

How pots and pans became tools of protests: details on the impact of the recent military coup in Myanmar
Nicholas Corral March 14, 2021

Nightly across Myanmar, protesters bang pots and pans, in protest of the February 1 military coup. The banging of pots and pans is already associated with warding off evil spirits but has become one of...

Opinion and Analysis: How January 6, 2021 Unraveled

Opinion and Analysis: How January 6, 2021 Unraveled

They were a rather odd collection of Americans—husbands and wives, CEOs and locksmiths, millionaires and the unemployed. Yet together, driven by divisive rhetoric pushed by an insidious media apparatus and encouraged by an obsessively self-centered president, they achieved a first in 207 years: a full-scale breach of the Capitol.
Akhilesh Balasingam, Katherine Anstett, and Irene Park January 12, 2021
They were a rather odd collection of Americans—husbands and wives, CEOs and locksmiths, millionaires and the unemployed. Yet together, driven by divisive rhetoric pushed by an insidious media apparatus and encouraged by an obsessively self-centered president, they achieved a first in 207 years: a full-scale breach of the Capitol.
What Election Day Was Like for this Mitty Student Poll Worker

What Election Day Was Like for this Mitty Student Poll Worker

Aastha Prakash November 12, 2020
Aastha Prakash (Mitty '22) worked at a poll on November 3. Read about her fun and action-packed day inside!
An Election of Firsts

An Election of Firsts

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s projected victory over incumbent President Donald Trump brought with it a wave of historic firsts.
Akhilesh Balasingam, Irene Park, and Katherine Anstett November 11, 2020
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s projected victory over incumbent President Donald Trump brought with it a wave of historic firsts.
Election Security: Iranian and Russian Interference

Election Security: Iranian and Russian Interference

With most major media organizations projecting that Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States, many have speculated about foreign interference in the 2020 presidential election.
Anish Bhadani November 1, 2020
With most major media organizations projecting that Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States, many have speculated about foreign interference in the 2020 presidential election.
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