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Recent protests in Nigeria have brought the issue of police accountability to the forefront of a social movement named, #EndSARS

#EndSARS Protests in Nigeria usher in a new era of police accountability

Aditi Praveen December 8, 2020

On Oct. 3, a video circulated on Twitter, and eventually became viral, of a young Nigerian man being brutally shot by a SARS officer. Over a period of five days, the video amassed 10,000 retweets, with...

Professional sports takes a knee in honor of Jacob Blake and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement

US sports pause during powerful protests

Romir Chandra, Soham Kinhikar, and Lauren Chen September 29, 2020

Shock rippled through Kenosha, Wis. on Sunday, Aug. 23 after the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, causing nationwide sports teams to protest police brutality and systemic racism. Officer Rusten...

The age gap between voters between countries is representative of youth voter turnout internationally.

State legislations restrict higher youth turnout

Sanjana Ranganathan, Opinions Editor August 4, 2020

Nine years ago, New Hampshire's Republican House Speaker William O’Brien promised to end voter fraud, proclaiming “kids voting liberal, voting with their feelings, with no life experience.” What...

Going into the 2020 elections, voters should consider policy positions on issues such as healthcare, the environment and the economy, rather than “electability.”

Prioritizing electability in politics eviscerates democracy

Sanjana Ranganathan and Vivian Kuang March 1, 2020

According to a Gallup poll from November 2019, 60% of Democrats surveyed prioritized a candidate with the best chance to beat the incumbent Donald Trump, even if the candidate differs from them on many...

Young voters have the opportunity to shape the 2020 election. Will they use it?

Young Americans should use their power to vote

Mehek Kandru, Public Relations Manager February 29, 2020

In March 1965, U.S. troops arrived on the shores of Da Nang, Vietnam, and the antiwar movement across the U.S. erupted in protest. Youth from across the country gathered with signs plastered with powerful...

The Citizenship Amendment Bill poses a threat to a secular India

The Citizenship Amendment Bill poses a threat to a secular India

Aditi Praveen and Drishti Upadhyaya February 19, 2020

On Dec. 11, 2019, the Rajya Sabha, India’s upper-house Parliament, passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill. The bill intends to fast-track the citizenship of Hindu, Jain, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsi, and Christian...

Meme culture and sympathy

Drishti Upadhyaya, Features Editor February 8, 2020

On Jan. 2, Donald Trump declared Iranian general Qasem Soleimani dead on American orders. A potential war — possibly even a third world war — became a new threat in the present.  World War III...

The Chinese government is using the prevalent social media platform, WeChat, to censor information and control users.

Let’s chat about WeChat

Lauren Chen, Managing Editor November 30, 2019

Ask almost anyone in China, 2019; they’ll know WeChat is everywhere. Known in China as Weixin, WeChat was created by the Chinese tech giant Tencent. Boasting over a billion users, WeChat is a combination...

Trump administration repeats the cycle of book burning

Drishti Upadhyaya, Features Editor October 6, 2019

History repeats itself as the Trump administration ventures into book burning, though not in the literal sense.  Trump and his administration have enforced xenophobic laws since first coming into power....

Speaking the truth on free speech

Speaking the truth on free speech

Kavin Kumaravel and Vivian Kuang May 30, 2019

“Free speech” has never been free. Common conceptions of free speech have always been based off the notion that speech affects each individual equally and that each individual has the same access to...

Decolonizing the Indian LGBT+ reform movement

Decolonizing the Indian LGBT+ reform movement

Pranav Chillappagari, Public Relations Manager May 7, 2019

Being religious and being queer can often times come into conflict with each other. I am often told that my religion does not justify a “certain, unnatural way of life.” But as a Hindu, I find this...

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