By Emily Daniel, Colgate University
Hasan Minhaj, Sasheer Zamata and Trevor Noah are pushing viewers out of their comfort zones and making social justice center stage.
By Jacob Evans, Arizona State University
The Republican response to Obama’s Dodd-Frank Act, called the Financial Choice Act, undoes many of the safeguards put in place to prevent another recession.
By Sierra Emilaire, Southern Adventist University
Now that the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program is on the block, students like me have been forced to scramble for new plans to repay our loans.
Though much ink has been spilt decrying the social and political concerns of the structure, its ecological ramifications are jaw-dropping.
By Kathryn Parker, Fordham University
If you think topics like auto lending and Puerto Rico’s debt crisis can’t be funny, think again.
By Liam Chan Hodges, Franklin and Marshall College
The real danger posed by terrorism is psychological, which means that the media is responsible for its potency.
By Brianna Goff, Utah State University
Coach bought the designer to broaden its appeal to millennials, but the demographic has proved fickle in the past.
By Miguel Robles, University of Colorado Denver
Counter to Trump’s logic, his decision will harm the world economically, environmentally and diplomatically.
By Gaige Davila, UTSA
Instead of listing all the things Trump does wrong, let’s talk about what motivates him to do so.
The long-awaited health care plan isn’t just another piece of shoddy legislation—it’s downright dangerous.
On the bright side, the president’s tour of Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy and Belgium could have been worse.
By Jonathan Kim, University of Texas at Dallas
For decades, stigma has discouraged women from reporting sexual assault. But have even deeper taboos suppressed men from reporting theirs?
By Christina Vazquez, University of Central Florida
From diplomatic insight to fart jokes, the Catholic community had plenty to say about the meeting of world leaders.
The modern response to protests is to critique their participants, not their message, and these ad hominem attacks hurt both parties.
By Christine Ascher, USC
Britain has raised its threat level to ‘critical,’ and France has been in a ‘state of emergency’ for five years. Such precautions have ominous ramifications.
By Alli Guaman, Marymount Manhattan College
Not only does the search engine skew your results, but you may already be paying for a better alternative.
By Eric McInnis, Arcadia University
Despite the fact that voters across the aisle have expressed disdain for the Clintons, the DNC and the media seem to agree that doubling down is the answer.
By Devin Ross, Middle Tennessee State University
Created largely in response to counter alt-right violence, the ARA and other groups only escalate the fraught political atmosphere.
By Timothy K. DesJarlais, University of Arizona
By using the courts to combat Trump’s agenda, the DNC risks defanging the presidency that they hope to win back in four years.
By Mary Kiser, Trident Technical College
It’s time the press secretary realizes his true calling and contacts Melissa McCarthy.
By Isabella Waldron, Scripps College
After reports of the program’s cessation conflicted with the White House’s statement, the country is left wondering why women’s education is negotiable at all.
By Phillip Bugajski, Loyola University Chicago
Six things you need to know about Emmanuel Macron and the future of France.
By Kara Mercer, Northern Illinois University
Government has a system of checks and balances, so should the media.
Do you know the difference between news and clickbait?
There’s more to politics than the donkey and the elephant.
Diversity of perspective is a critical part of college, but not when it comes to empirical knowledge.
He recently deemed the organization no longer ‘obsolete,’ signaling a shift toward a more globalist policy.
You should be using Facebook and Twitter to spread information, not verdicts.
After saying goodbye to both Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes, the network stands poised to usher in a new era of conservative cable.
By Cassidy Leslie, University of Nevada Reno
Most millennials have never known a world without perpetual war, weekly shootings and extremist attacks.
Trump’s recent missile strike may have more to do with Pyongyang than Aleppo.
The conflict in the Middle East is a lot closer to home than you think.
Because it can’t be all bad.
By Rachael Seamands, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
The plan, dubbed the Excelsior Scholarship, is ambitious but imperfect. Here are its biggest drawbacks.
What would you do if your loved ones were drafted?
The petty bickering might be frustrating, but it was designed to be.
By Jessie Yang, The University of Hong Kong
After visiting with a few other foreign-exchange students, I couldn’t help but notice how similar the country is to another communist nation.
Supporting scientific innovation, especially the kind that saves lives and makes money, wasn’t a partisan issue before President Trump.
By Galen Patterson, California State University, Fullerton
Why Americans hate Russians and Russians hate Americans, in a nutshell.
By Jasmin Suknanan, Stony Brook University
If you only read the title of this article, please don’t share it.
By Payton Ramey, University of Central Florida
If you think admitting your privilege is self-effacing, then you’re in for a pleasant surprise.
With sweeping cuts to the arts, education and sciences, and increased defense and fossil-fuel funding, Trump appears to be on the warpath.
Allen’s inflammatory remarks on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ prove that he still is a tool man.
Climate change might be just what the world needs.
By Emma Taubenfeld, Pace University
Catcalling, like other, more serious versions of misogyny, is a habit that men need to change, not women.
By Amna Ijaz, Collin College
Though Trump claims the news media is his enemy, much of his political platform would be nonexistent without their fearmongering.
What does the removal of Korea’s first democratically elected female president mean for the country?
In an historically ironic role reversal, Germany now appears to be the one stable country in a sea of demagogues.
By Alicia Drier, Roosevelt University
What Trump’s promise to decrease funding for the National Endowment for the Arts means for the United States.
By Kayla Kibbe, Connecticut College
In the eyes of Cooper Hefner, ‘Playboy’ and its nudity are bastions of self-expression that have empowered women for decades. How wrong is he?
America has always been proud, but its presidents have usually been humble. What will change under a narcissistic commander in chief?
The Republicans’ newly proposed plan promises increased choice and lower prices, but theorists predict otherwise.
One in every four prisoners on the planet is in an American jail. Why?
His promise to tell things the way they are has backfired so badly that even his supporters urge critics not to interpret him literally.
The people of Lancaster, PA, could teach Americans a thing or two about balancing politics and humanity.
By Kristian Porter, Northern Kentucky University
Honestly, I don’t know how anyone could criticize these photographs.
By Madeleine Ngo, University of Florida
The hypocrisy is getting pretty hard to ignore.
With demand for a more highly educated workforce increasing, perhaps free college isn’t as radical as opponents argue.
Since you were probably a teenager when it debuted, here’s everything you need to know about the ACA and its Republican-proposed replacement.
Based almost entirely in what would today be called alternative facts, anti-Jewish sentiment is an age-old response to the misleading worldview caused by us-them binaries.
An in-depth look at the controversy that might result in the biggest political scandal in American history.
Though ostensibly progressive, Gabbard opposes the removal of Al-Assad from Syria and has been endorsed by a former KKK grand wizard.
The president plans to fund the $54 billion increase by cutting programs such as the EPA and foreign aid.
Boston, the most Irish city in America, is tarnishing its St. Patrick’s Day Parade with homophobia.
His obstinacy may be childish, but it’s also far more dangerous than it seems.
College students should be better than anyone at discussing ideas that they don’t understand.
The dystopian novels of yesterday are the political blueprints of today.
The country’s legacy of tolerance can’t continue to excuse its actions.
He may be doing Trump’s dirty work now, but the press secretary wasn’t always a joke.
New studies find that ethnicities have different experiences in America, but one factor unites all of them in their attempts at upward mobility.
In record numbers, illegal immigrants are going back to Mexico.
Myths and conjecture aside, the evidence is clear: Illegal immigrants are necessary for the labor market.
By Aaron Lynch, Front Range Community College
Allowing uninformed voting isn’t just irresponsible, it’s reckless.
Eight regulations that you should be familiar with before you take that first hit.
By Ashley Wertz, University of Pittsburgh
Though no stranger to performance art, LaBeouf may have outdone himself with his latest project.
Has racism blinded Trump’s administration from considering potential threats along the northern border?
With political tensions taut, a Trump presidency may well destabilize an already-delicate coexistence.
Despite routinely interrogating dissident writers, the government is losing its ability to control the message.
Like the fictional character, Conway followed a life path parallel to her greatest nemesis, Hillary Clinton, and despite being cast as the villain, she won.
Shopping with these brands helps fund women’s reproductive health and sends a message to the Trump administration.
DiCaprio’s involvement in telling the remarkable story of a Yellowstone wolf is a reminder that celebrities can use their fame for good.
Historically, Trump’s executive order looks almost tame.
Enforcing gun regulations is key, but not the ones you think.
Your fear of social interaction doesn’t have to keep you from getting involved.
From Simon & Schuster to Uber, are people really making a difference by voting with their wallet, or is it just a waste of a protest?
By Tyler Fitch, Florida State University
Everything that President Trump has accomplished, and tried to accomplish, in his first month of office.
By Flavia Martinez, Amherst College
In a time of social and political unrest, it’s time for young Americans to cross party lines, ask questions and engage in discourse.
Continually associating the two may actually make things worse.
In order to remain in the nation’s good graces, the media must take steps to put the American people first.
To what extent can a teacher’s political opinions show up in the classroom?
More than ever, discerning fact from fiction has become the responsibility of the reader.
Red or blue, conservative or liberal, it’s time that America puts stereotypes aside and unites as a nation.
By Tylah Silva, Emerson College
Despite the political battlefield that the media has become, this year’s Super Bowl commercials failed to impress.
By Rae-Kwon Andrews, Saint Leo University
In another episode of the perils of clicktivism, Uber was unfairly vilified for continuing service during the Muslim Ban protests.
How and why the presidency has grown stronger, and why it matters.
In an atmosphere where political activism is an expectation, social pressure is working counter-productively, instilling apathy instead of passion.
Whether or not their message is effective, discomfiting or timely, every American has the right to voice their thoughts.
With several Native American tribes dependent on mining and welding to support their families, there are mixed reactions to the Trump presidency and the Dakota Access Pipeline.
By Valarie Kiel, Texas State University
Live video-streaming seems to be at the root of a millennial-suicide epidemic.
For many years, feminism has been a dirty word, but could 2017 bring a necessary facelift to this decades-long revolution?
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