Why Gun Control is Not the Solution to Mass Shootings

By Connor Hart America has lost the ability to mourn. In the wake of the tragedy in Las Vegas on October 1st, there has been an outpouring of support and sympathy for the victims and their families. How do we know this? Numerous Twitter feeds, news articles, and conversations where our friends reference “what happened … Continue reading Why Gun Control is Not the Solution to Mass Shootings

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The Fate of DACA Residents

By Bryce Daniels During his campaign, President Trump promised to end DACA, an executive order signed by President Barack Obama in June of 2012. DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is an order that permits, with some restrictions, minors from other countries that had arrived in the United States to defer legal action against … Continue reading The Fate of DACA Residents

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

How to Approach Political Discourse: 5 Steps

There are many important issues on which conservatives and liberals disagree - issues like the best way to approach healthcare and the free market, for instance. However, is the best way to approach this discourse to call your friends and colleagues immoral or stupid on Facebook? Free speech allows us to voice our opinions in … Continue reading How to Approach Political Discourse: 5 Steps

Femi-Not-Quite: When Modern Feminism Fails to Champion True Equality

One of the most central bipartisan agreements is that words have meanings that are inextricably associated with ideas and movements. It is important to understand this concept because the agreement that words shape expectations is the basis for conducting politics. “Feminism” is once again a salient word uttered by everyday citizens. By pure definition, feminism … Continue reading Femi-Not-Quite: When Modern Feminism Fails to Champion True Equality

Intersectionally Oppressed: My First Semester at Penn

One semester under my belt at Penn, and I can tell it’s going to be a long ride. When I first made the excruciating decision to attend an Ivy League university, I knew what I was signing up for. I knew which identities I’d be carrying with me. I knew it’d be hard academically, of … Continue reading Intersectionally Oppressed: My First Semester at Penn