Written by Vera Ting First off, here’s a warning for some upcoming spoilers to this film, if you haven’t seen it yet! 2018 has come and gone, and with this year’s award season already in full swing, it seemed fitting to talk about this year’s most underrated film: Boots Riley’s Sorry To Bother You. The […]Read More Sorry To Bother You Is The Most Underrated Film of 2018
Written by Najwa Jamal It is not hard to look around today and realize we are in the midst of constant tension between the people and the state. Naturally, protest seems like a first step at absolving these conflicts. Passion and anger begin to fuel you. Those emotions whither away almost as quickly as they charged you. Headline […]Read More The Age of New Protest
Written by Najwa Jamal This is a letter to myself, and more importantly, to whoever is listening. Horror. Panic. Anxiety. Will I live to see my children grow up in a world consumed by climate-caused destitution? A world full of poverty, food shortages, environmental decimation, a complete and utter obliteration of all things as we […]Read More A Letter to Those Responsible
Written by Maeve McKaig Although humans have been aware of the threat of climate change for decades, it seems as though the immediate need for action is just now sinking in with the recent publishing of the United Nations report and the U.S. National Climate Assessment. Unfortunately, it is alarmingly too little, too late. Scientists […]Read More Assessing Mental Health Under The Threat Climate Change
Written by Vera Ting Just days before Thanksgiving this year, five shootings took place across America. Given the recent slew of domestic terror attacks — which also includes a series of bomb threats and two other high-profile shootings in Pennsylvania and California — a reevaluation of the conversation on gun laws in America seems to […]Read More Where is the Conversation on Gun Rights Now?
Written by Blair Peppe Governor Cuomo has reached an agreement with Entergy (the company that owns the Indian Point nuclear power plant) to shut down operations by April 2021. The Indian Point nuclear power plant is in a sensitive area: 30 miles from Midtown in New york City, 65 miles from the Hudson Valley, and […]Read More Indian Point – A Symbol of Nuclear Energy in America
Written by Maria B. Bernedo Ever since his election, President Trump has not stopped when it comes to designing new ways to put the freedoms of Americans under attack. After withdrawing the United States from the United Nations Human Rights Council and retiring the US from the Paris Climate Accord, Trump’s latest destructive proposal comes […]Read More 14th: Amendments, Immigration, and Birthright