Dec. 1, 2017
In real life, one size (or societal norm) doesn’t fit all
While on the campaign trail, President Donald Trump consistently criticized women, namely his opponent Hillary Clinton, based on their appearances. At a rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, he noted that Clinton’s appearance on the night of the presidential debate didn’t “impress him.” She was called a “nasty woman,” which has now become a feminist call for solidarity. Serena Williams has taken to social media to say that she has been called a man because she “appeared outwardly strong,” and has even been accused of using drugs due to her accomplishments.
Oct. 13, 2017
Media double standards in the Las Vegas shooting
On Oct. 1, the deadliest mass shooting in the United States since 1949 left 58 people dead and more than 500 injured at the Las Vegas Harvest music festival. Multiple headlines assumed that he was mentally distraught, or that he didn’t “fit the mass shooter profile.”
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.