#WhyIDidntReport: Why Ford’s Timing Is Understandable and Not Suspicious

ByAFIA EAMA September 24th, 2018 “Ford waited 20 years to share her trauma with another person and waited 30 years to seek professional help regarding it.“ Christine Blasey Ford has become a familiar name discussed in the news. Ford, a…

Reactance: When Protesting Can Do More Harm Than Good

By MIKAL MANN and KAITIE EDDINGTON August 2nd, 2018 “Productive protesting just requires a different approach: engagement with the other side. “ Although it may seem it started after Donald Trump was elected, protesting has always been an American institution…

Once Upon a White Male Professor

By JANIS MAHNURE May 12, 2018 “This brilliant man who was intrigued by me but not enough to hear me out. Just enough to reel me in and spit out his reality.” Disclaimer: This is about my personal experience, and…

Why You Should March for Science This Month

By VANSHIKA CHOWDHARY April 6th, 2018 “We need to make sure that science is not silenced – it is the driving force of human progress and innovation.” On April 22nd, 2017 (Earth Day), thousands of scientists and science advocates around…

Why do Muslims want rights when they are a minority and denying rights when they are a majority?

By SAIMA USMANI February 28th, 2018 “I am a Muslim who demands my rights as a citizen of my free and amazing country, and I do not agree with denying any minority their rights. “ Muslims, you would be surprised…

Women’s March: What Was Addressed and What Was Amiss

By Zara Khan January 22, 2018 “Unfortunately, this isn’t the United States alone, several issues still remain silently folded away–ones that Americans often fight for women outside of the US.” 2017 was the year of women. From the first Women’s…

Dear America: You Make Me Feel Oppressed

By NIHAN AHMAD December 8th, 2017 “September 11, 2001, the day The World Trade Center fell, that day was the happiest day of my year. At least, as much as I can remember.” Dear America, I’ve been meaning to write…

The Prison Industrial Complex: Lining Up Pockets by Locking Up People

By ITTECA KHAN November 28, 2017 “The overlapping interests of Government and Industry that use surveillance, policing and imprisonment as solutions to economic political and social problems.”   The Prison Industrial Complex is a structure of society which helps maintain…

#MeToo: Is It Enough to Stop Sexual Harassment

By ALYSSA SATARA November 15, 2017 “It’s a bold declarative statement that ‘I’m not ashamed’ and ‘I’m not alone.’” Since last October, 16 women came forward accusing Donald Trump of sexual assault. Almost every woman is familiar with the echo…

The History of The Rohingya People

By CHAM TAN November 2, 2017 “The Rohingya have always been persecuted and oppressed because they are considered to be ‘stateless,’ and are not recognized by the Myanmar government. The Bangladeshi government refuses to help them because they see them…

Why do Black Americans Support Trump?

By AARON ELLIS October 12, 2017 ” Despite the claims from his camp that polls show him owning over 40% of the Black and Hispanic vote, many of his polls have used skewed stats, like small sample sizes to seemingly…

Questions for My Fellow Gun Owners

By MIKAL MANN October 9, 2017 “I believe we can find a way to both respect the second amendment and adopt policies that will curtail gun violence.  “ I am a gun owner who has a few questions for my…

Trump’s Impeachment: Is it Even Possible?

By ERIC SAUND September 24, 2017 “But suppose the outrage burns itself out, and viewership becomes acclimated as people tire of learning that Trump has bombed yet another refugee camp, or hosted Miss Universe at the White House wearing a…

Bring You Inner Sexual Predator to Work Day

By AMINA RANA September 22, 2017 “If you’re a woman who hopes to hold any job at some point in your life, there is a good chance you’ll be assaulted.” If you’re a woman who hopes to hold any job…

DACA: Has America Officially Forgotten Humanity?

By AMINA RANA September 11, 2017 “In remembering the “forgotten Americans” President Trump has managed to forget humanity itself.” It can be argued that the POTUS has repeatedly crossed this line, but the removal of DACA has spawned unique outrage…

Is it Possible to Completely Ban Guns in America?

By PAUL THEODOROPOULOS September 5, 2017 “A bill to repeal the second amendment would have to pass both the House and Senate of our congress first – by a two-thirds majority in each. This alone is a very high bar to…

Why Can’t I Be Ugly?

By NIDA ALI August 24, 2017 “Advertising has promoted a view of women that is appealing to the male gaze, so much so, that women have begun viewing themselves through the dominant male gaze.” Advertising is defined by Merriam Webster…

Can a Person Be Fully Muslim and Fully American at The Same Time?

By SAIMA USMANI August 15, 2017 “If you are proud of who you are and you think that the US of A is the center of the world then you are already fully American.” What does it mean to be…

Full Bellies Don’t Revolt: Why Poor People Do Not Deserve Welfare

By WILLIAM BETEET July 30, 2017 “This isn’t a question about what people deserve, it’s about what the state can provide its citizens. “ In a hundred years everyone will be on welfare. If machine learning technology continues to improve…

New Healthcare Bill: Takes Away Insurance From Millions of Americans

By REV 21 Staff Writer June 24, 2017 “This bill innately divides America’s health care system into two parts: one in which the healthy and wealthy are provided a system because they can afford it, while the unfortunate citizens who…