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Queer Time Episode Ten: Government and Politics

Queer Time Episode Ten: Government and Politics

Maddy Ting, Zachary Khouri, and Mikayla Nguyen

May 15, 2019

On the season one finale of Queer Time Podcast, Maddy and Zach discuss the LGBTQ community's relationship with government and politics. They cover the finalization of Donald Trump's military trans ban, an overview of the Supreme Court and cases regarding sexuality in the workplace, and the pros, cons...

A Brief History of a Long War: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

A Brief History of a Long War: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Zachary Khouri, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019

Introduction 116,074 lives. That’s how many the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has ended. Most have heard of the conflict, but few know what it means — for Palestinians, for Israelis, and the part that the U.S. plays. It’s a story that spans generations and marks one of the longest conflicts in modern history.  Here in America While 48 percent of American adults sympathize with Israel, only 13 percent are in support of Palestine. However, this leaves 39 percent of the populace unaccounted for, a 39 percent who only know the bare details of the conflict, if at all. Despite many Americans' views on Palestine-Israel, the midterms of 2018 made way for the first Muslim Palestinian woman, Rashida Tlaib, to be sworn into office this year using the Quran.  However, she has faced numerous criticism from Israeli lobbyist Adam Milstein after voicing support for Palestinian activists and calling for the impeachment of President Trump. Yet, according to CNN, Tliab is aware of her critics. "My mere existence, I realize, no matter my positions, even if I didn't say anything about any issue after I won, just complete silence from me, I would still be a target," Tliab said. Although the U.S., has, over the years, been key to the progression of the conflict, they have, as of late, taken a step back. Meanwhile, in Europe, France has drafted an initiative and the UN a resolution, both of which are...

North Dakota oil spill shows Trump’s incompetence

North Dakota oil spill shows Trump’s incompetence

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017

On December 2016, there was an oil spill in North Dakota, and almost no one cared. The pipeline which caused the spill, owned by True Companies, was originally thought to have released only 4,200 barrels of oil into the state's water supply. However, recent reports show that the spill is actually...

Xenophobia is nothing new, but there is hope

Xenophobia is nothing new, but there is hope

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017

It seems like every day when I turn on the news Donald Trump’s administration is finding a new way to attack immigrants and minorities. On Jan. 27, Trump signed an executive order banning Syrian refugees as well as travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, after advocating for a “complete an...

Abort Trump’s polices, not foreign aid

Abort Trump’s polices, not foreign aid

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

January 31, 2017

In the past week, President Trump has signed a flurry of vague, alarming executive orders turning back the clock on Obama's eight years of work, from "lessening the burden of Obamacare" to removing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and to implementing a ban on seven Muslim-majority countries. Amidst mass protests and public outcry, however, one act is being forgotten. Trump also signed an executive order bringing back the "Global Gag Rule," a policy implemented under the Regan administration in 2001, which states that the U.S. will not give to any foreign aid organization which provides or "promotes" abortions. This policy is nothing but an attack on women on from all over the world.

Michelle Obama’s legacy will not be forgotten

Michelle Obama’s legacy will not be forgotten

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016

While Michelle Obama may be leaving the White House, her legacy never will. On Nov.4, 2008, Michelle became America's first African America first lady - a historical moment in a country who's Civil Rights Movement led my Martin Luther King and Malcolm X only ended a mere 48 years ago. Throughout the eight years she has been in the Whitehouse, Michelle has been a model to women and girls all around the world, and a reminder for everyone of the true power and potential of a woman.

Trump is president; Get over it

Trump is president; Get over it

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

December 1, 2016

From the first day since Donald Trump's presidency was announced, tens of thousands of people have been pouring into the streets to protest the Electoral College's decision. They advocated for a recount of votes, called the Electoral College unjust, and held up signs reading "Love trumps hate" and "...

Pushing Trump out of the spotlight

Pushing Trump out of the spotlight

Editorial Staff, Site Editors

September 22, 2016

We thought Americans would come through. We thought Americans would be smarter than this. In order to continue being a distinguished news site that offers its audience important local and national news, we must cover the 2016 presidential election to its full extent. This means ending our “Tru...

Make America great again by silencing Trump

Make America great again by silencing Trump

Editorial Staff, Site Editors

March 2, 2016

Any publicity is good publicity, and Donald Trump is by far the most publicized candidate in the 2016 presidential election. Almost every news site in the nation is constantly covering Trump's every move. This media boost gave the man who everyone originally thought was running as a joke more than...

Donald Trump as the modern-day Sith Lord

Donald Trump as the modern-day Sith Lord

Justin Som, Staff Writer

January 26, 2016

According to Jedi Master Yoda, fear is the path to the dark side. "Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. And hate, leads to suffering." In George Lucas's Star Wars franchise, the Sith are famous for their manipulation skills and capabilities of spreading hate. In fact, the high master of the...

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