Apartheid, SJP Style

By Toren Arginteanu Towards the end of spring, various student groups at universities worldwide held events for “Israel Apartheid Week.” According to its website, “Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an international series of events that seeks to raise awareness of Israel’s settler-colonial project and apartheid system over the Palestinian people and build support for the … Continue reading Apartheid, SJP Style

Pennsylvania Gears Up for 2018 Election

By Adam Sherman As the nation is still adjusting to the starkly different policies of the Trump administration compared to the Obama White House, aspiring politicians across the nation are looking ahead to the next major election in 2018. For Pennsylvania, that means two critical elections - for our Governor and for one of our … Continue reading Pennsylvania Gears Up for 2018 Election

Violating the Privilege Binary

By Dominic Gregorio A couple months ago, I opened up about the intersectional oppression I face here at Penn. However, as the semester has progressed, I have meditated on my experiences. I have received sparse yet impactful criticism for my confessions, which I feel prepared to unpack. I have dug deeper into my identity, and … Continue reading Violating the Privilege Binary

The Liberal Case for Capitalism

By James Paron Usually, political debate with my peers ends in impasse, but I still do it, because an unquestioned viewpoint is never valid. As someone whose broader ideology began in fiscal conservatism, I have always asked with genuine curiosity why my liberal peers believe in their economic platform. And although I have yet to … Continue reading The Liberal Case for Capitalism

Film Review: “An Inconvenient Sequel”

By Toren Arginteanu Self-proclaimed "man who used to be the next president" Al Gore is releasing an "Inconvenient Sequel" to his award-winning 2006 documentary "An Inconvenient Truth." The trailer was recently released, and the film itself will be released later this year. Gore and his original film have been overwhelmingly lauded for his predictions that … Continue reading Film Review: “An Inconvenient Sequel”

Solid Walls vs. Flimsy Rhetoric

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) recently posted a message on Locust Walk comparing Israel’s border security operations to Donald Trump’s controversial political statements in an effort to convince people who dislike Trump to side against Israel and its prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. Unsurprisingly, SJP neglects to mention the persistent threat of terrorism against the … Continue reading Solid Walls vs. Flimsy Rhetoric