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Trump and the echoes of Watergate

Trump and the echoes of Watergate

By Andrew Fehribach, Opinion editor

May 24, 2017


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On May 9, President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, the man leading the investigation into possible connections between Mr. Trump’s campaign staff and Russia during the 2016 election. The firing seemed awfully familiar for all those who remember October of 1973. Mr. Trump’s White Hou...

Debate over the death penalty

Debate over the death penalty

By Jyotika Vallurupalli and Andrew Fehribach

May 8, 2017


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The death penalty is an increasingly archaic concept, so much so that the United States is the only Western democracy that continues to use it as form of punishment. It is a controversial topic that garners attention from around the globe and calls into question America’s moral values. The merits...

The thin line between sensitivity and censorship

The thin line between sensitivity and censorship

By Andrew Fehribach, Opinion editor

March 7, 2017


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On Nov. 15, the Accomack County school district in Virginia began considering banning the classic novels To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain for their constant use of the N-word. The incident began when a mother, Marie Rothstein-Williams, whose high school son ...

Race and America: a problem without an apparent end

Race and America: a problem without an apparent end

By Asha Ramachandran, Staff writer

March 1, 2017


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As Barack Obama’s presidency has drawn to a close, his legacy as the first black president is often lauded as a sign that racism is ending in America. As much as racially symbolic events matter, racism unfortunately extends far beyond the capabilities of one man, even a man of color in such an...

Disney wins big with Lucasfilm

Disney wins big with Lucasfilm

By Jyotika Vallurupalli, Co-editor

February 7, 2017


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Just after The Walt Disney Company’s purchase of Lucasfilm in 2012 for $4.05 billion, many people wondered just what Disney was paying for. The rights to make new Star Wars films? More Indiana Jones? Merchandising? Theme park rides? The movies had seemed to hit a popular and critical ceiling, and ...

Fear and anxiety across the Atlantic mirrors America’s own crisis

By Kate Longinova, Staff writer

January 9, 2017


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The year of 2016 is now in the rearview mirror. It brought many shocking events and it’s time to step back and take a closer look at two of the biggest surprises that 2016 left in its wake: the results of “Brexit” and the U.S. presidential election. They’re more similar than most people think....

Can a President Trump succeed?

Can a President Trump succeed?

By Clarice Pavlak, Features editor

December 13, 2016


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Americans are still shocked that a man viewed as extreme and politically inexperienced as Donald J. Trump could be elected president, leaving many fearful, anxious, and even hopeless about the future. Despite his insensitive comments about various minority groups, however, there is always a chance that P...

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