Reflections on the 2018 Midterms

ETHAN BOGGS The 2018 U.S. midterms took place on November 6th of this year. They were held in the middle of President Donald Trump's first term, with 35 of the 100 Senate seats and all 435 of the seats in the House of Representatives up for election. The United States has two major national elections—the... Continue Reading →

What to Look for in the Midterm Elections

GRACE KNUTSEN The United States midterm elections are an opportunity for Americans to express their satisfaction or dissatisfaction of the administration’s political landscape, and are held during the middle of a president’s term. This year, they will take place on Tuesday, November 6th. During midterm elections, all 435 seats of the United States House of... Continue Reading →

Controversy at the US Open

JOURNEY LIPSCOMB “Code violation: verbal abuse. Game penalty, Ms. Williams.” A bold call made by the renowned umpire Carlos Ramos in the US Open championship has sparked a controversy among the tennis world. Serena Williams, who some dub the greatest athlete of all time, faced Naomi Osaka, a 20 year old up-and-comer looking to be... Continue Reading →

#MeToo Movement

GRACE KNUTSEN #MeToo – it’s a social media movement and a form of social activism that’s gained momentum around the world, providing victims of sexual harassment and sexual assault a welcome environment to share their stories, find their voice, and re-gain their dignity. The #MeToo movement started innocuously enough with an October 15th Twitter comment... Continue Reading →

Conoce Tus Derechos Con Daca

EVELIA ZAPIEN RAMOS Por causa de la decisión de la administración del Presidente Trump, emociones y sentimientos sombríos y de rencor están presentes en varias personas. Primero y antes que todo, uno se necesita relajar. Fue una decisión asombrosa, y con ella carga bastante peso, pero no podemos actuar de manera congruente si uno no... Continue Reading →

A Letter to the President

JOURNEY LIPSCOMB To President Donald Trump and residents of the United States— It was November 8, 2016. The eyes of millions of American citizens were glued to their television screens as they watched the polls clock in, determining the next US President. Democrats across the nation began to lose hope as state after state was... Continue Reading →

The City of Brotherly Love

This article was written for Jcamp 2017, which you can read about here. The article was first featured here.  What’s in a name? In the case of Philadelphia, a lot. Named by William Penn in 1681, the founder of the Pennsylvania colony drew inspiration from the Greek roots: phileo for love and adelphos for brother. That’s how... Continue Reading →

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