Articles by Ramsha Ahmad
May. 12, 2017
New healthcare: a major scare
On May 4 the House of Representatives voted to replace the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. The American Health Care Act of 2017 passed the House with a 217-213 vote with all Democrats opposing the bill. Hotly debated with much controversy around the issue, the rights of people have essentially been ignored.
Apr. 7, 2017
An out-of-class experience
With Drexel’s fast-paced terms, spring break is a way to slow down and de-stress (besides, of course, final grades also being released). While some people plan vacations or choose to stay home and hibernate, there is also the option of Alternative Spring Break.
Mar. 3, 2017
Turning his back on the LGBTQ community
During his divisive campaign, President Donald Trump presented himself as more of a moderate by disavowing conservative Republican orthodoxy and making a promise to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.
Feb. 17, 2017
Warren’s speech war
Although the United States built itself around the promise of free speech, lately this fundamental American right has been in question.
Feb. 3, 2017
How the immigration ban will worsen unity
On January 27, President Donald Trump issued executive order entitled, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” a severe directive that restricts migration from seven Muslim-majority countries concerning “extreme vetting.”
Jan. 27, 2017
New secretary of education gets schooled
The Senate confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of education, took place Jan. 17. The hearing quickly became a heated, partisan debate, and the the general public was doubtful regarding her ability and competence.
Dec. 2, 2016
Trying to bridge the gap
The word “gentrification” has been passed around quite a bit recently in relation to University City as the neighborhoods around it are visibly changing, with college students moving in and the demographic shifting significantly.
Nov. 18, 2016
Ingrid Michaelson brings “Hell No” tour to Philly
Ingrid Michaelson brought her indie pop sound to the Fillmore on Nov. 14, leaving fans mesmerized by her lulling harmonies, singing and clapping along to all of the fan favorites, new and old.
Oct. 14, 2016
Second debate raises concerns
Most of the general public tuned in to watch the second presidential debate the night of Oct. 9, whether they were hoping for entertainment or yearned for something more serious … maybe even wary of the upcoming election.
Jun. 3, 2016
Tear jerker ‘Me Before You’ explores themes of love, sacrifice
Based on the best-selling novel “Me Before You” by Jojo Moynes, the highly anticipated romantic drama follows Louisa Clark, played by Emilia Clarke, an eccentric, spunky and (some would say) overly optimistic girl in dire need of a job after being laid off from her job of six years at a local coffee shop. Hey Game of Thrones fans, you might be a bit shocked to see Clarke without the blonde wig but yes, that’s her! I know you might be thinking, “Oh, this is the typical romantic-comedy where the poor damsel in distress falls in love with a wealthy boy and they reconcile their differences and play on the cheesy and oh-so cliche archetype of too many romantic flicks.” Well, not quite! There’s a twist … Louisa Clark, although quite idealistic, finds a job as a caretaker for the quadriplegic son of the wealthy Traynor family, Will Traynor (played by Sam Claflin). SPOILER ALERT: Will became paralyzed due to a motorcycle accident, and is completely bound to his wheelchair through which his only means of enjoying life are listening to his loud music and watching movies with subtitles in the confines of his own room.