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Deaths of Adam Toledo & Daunte Wright Trigger Protests

Deaths of Adam Toledo & Daunte Wright Trigger Protests

To many, Floyd’s case had become a symbol for broader systemic issues within our police force. But just as the trial had started, the March 29 fatal shooting of Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old Latino boy, took place in Chicago.
Anish Bhadani May 11, 2021
To many, Floyd’s case had become a symbol for broader systemic issues within our police force. But just as the trial had started, the March 29 fatal shooting of Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old Latino boy, took place in Chicago.
The Fairness in Womens Sports Act (Florida)

The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act (Florida)

On April 14th, the Florida House of Representatives passed The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, a bill that would ban female transgender athletes from competing on womens sports teams.
Reagan Such May 11, 2021
On April 14th, the Florida House of Representatives passed The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, a bill that would ban female transgender athletes from competing on women sports teams.
2021 College Admissions: Diversity Amidst COVID-19 Setbacks

2021 College Admissions: Diversity Amidst COVID-19 Setbacks

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced colleges to re-evaluate the way they choose which students they admit. This has produced a more diverse incoming class than any before it, especially at elite universities.
Nicholas Corral and Stella Park May 11, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced colleges to re-evaluate the way they choose which students they admit. This has produced a more diverse incoming class than any before it, especially at elite universities.
Bidens Afghanistan Pullout

Biden’s Afghanistan Pullout

In April of this year, President Joe Biden announced that the US will have pulled American troops out of Afghanistan completely by September 11th of 2021.
Gwendolyn Patwardhan May 11, 2021
In April of this year, President Joe Biden announced that the US will have pulled American troops out of Afghanistan completely by September 11th of 2021.
GA Voter Law v. Corporations

GA Voter Law v. Corporations

The new policies have significant geographical and voter demographic implications, as some new changes seem specifically tailored to expand access in smaller, rural counties, while ballot access has been further limited in more densely populated areas.
Elizabeth Joseph May 7, 2021
The new policies have significant geographical and voter demographic implications, as some new changes seem specifically tailored to expand access in smaller, rural counties, while ballot access has been further limited in more densely populated areas.
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 Womens 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...

Vaccine Rollout Slower than Expected

Vaccine Rollout Slower than Expected

This relief brought by the COVID-19 vaccine is unfortunately undercut by recent developments in the vaccine rollout scheme, where vaccine distribution is woefully behind schedule, largely due to the fact that the supply for the vaccine has not yet met the demand. 
Rahul Ramarao January 26, 2021
This relief brought by the COVID-19 vaccine is unfortunately undercut by recent developments in the vaccine rollout scheme, where vaccine distribution is woefully behind schedule, largely due to the fact that the supply for the vaccine has not yet met the demand. 
Making Amends: Efforts to Fix the Racial Injustices of America by MacKenzie Scott

Making Amends: Efforts to Fix the Racial Injustices of America by MacKenzie Scott

Mackenzie Scott has tapped into her vast assets for a more philanthropic mission, inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement that started to build momentum this summer. 
Emilia Rodriguez January 17, 2021
Mackenzie Scott has tapped into her vast assets for a more philanthropic mission, inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement that started to build momentum this summer. 
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