Saba Bazzi, Wayne State University
With a continued long and unpredictable experience with immigration and their existence in America, Arab Americans often struggle to reconcile their ethnic identity with their American identity.
Alina Edwards, Wellesley College
The female protagonists of several contemporary novels highlight some significant shifts in 21st-century culture.
Ally Xu, Northeastern University
One of the world’s richest men is set to acquire the massive social media platform. But not everyone is happy.
Brett Hintz, University of Texas at Austin
YouTube banned the Nelk Boys’ interview with the former president for dishonest comments about the Ukraine-Russia war and the 2020 election.
Trinity Crompton, Molloy College
Binge-watching this show became a rite of passage in early lockdown, but the newest episodes might make you question your old obsession with Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin.
Savannah McCracken, University of Arizona
The U.S. soccer team’s loss at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics revealed some Americans’ unpatriotic bias against them.
Sydney Smith, University of Pittsburgh
COVID-19 has laid bare many issues in our society, including the politicization of everything — like masking up.
Kirtika Sharad, George Washington University
While dealing with the current political chaos in America, the president-elect may also need to focus his energy on the tensions rising between the two countries.
Emily Jewett, University of San Diego
The new ‘free speech’ social media platform exposes the danger and violence of ultra-conservatism.
The sequel to the 2006 film has many outrageous scenes, but they’re lined with satire and criticism of today’s America.
Summer Brotman, University of California, Los Angeles
The comedic musical YouTube channel is taking on their biggest battle yet.
Sarah Gudenau, Oakland University
She’s the daughter of Kellyanne Conway, former counselor to President Trump, and the teenager’s familial connection to the White House has caused the public to fixate on her outspoken TikToks.
Anna Wurm, Texas A&M University
The recent chaotic political exchange between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is but one of many startling political conferences in U.S. record.
Abigail Adeleke, University of Miami
The 2019 undertaking, directed by Nikole Hannah-Jones, is facing backlash from people who disagree with its integration into American school systems.
Brian Xi, University of California, Berkeley
What can 55 cents get you? As it turns out, a trip across the country. A closer look into what the postal service looks like in developed countries around the world.
Starr Shapiro, Columbia University
This Instagram account has everything you need to know about current politics and social justice issues.
Ailun Shi, UC Berkeley
There can be a lot confusion around voting, but when the stakes are high, it’s important to know what’s going on. Here’s a quick guide.
Nora Markey, Wesleyan University
Through phone banking, social media and more, you can advocate for the issues that matter the most to you.
Farah Javed, CUNY Baruch College
The Republican National Convention may have been light on national unity, but it did provide plenty of humorous fodder for the internet.
Elias Khoury, University of Michigan
Although the 2020 Republican National Convention (RNC) came under unprecedented circumstances, the messaging was consistent: They don’t like Democrats.
The Democratic nominee’s environmental justice plans are similar to the Green New Deal, but he has yet to commit his support to the resolution.
The plan will rid Americans of apps, telecommunications carriers and cloud-based services connected to Chinese companies.
Chloe Hamer, Pitzer College
These influential and socially aware individuals are more than capable of running the Oval Office.
Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s collab isn’t as scandalous as the internet wants you to believe.
Caleb Mullenneaux, St. Olaf College
Mail-in ballots are crucial for many with disabilities, for overseas service members and especially during the pandemic. But Trump is claiming they’re for cheaters.
Madelyn Haasken, Bemidji State University
The Netflix docuseries takes a brutally honest look at the nation’s immigration policies, with first-hand accounts from migrants, refugees and even ICE agents.
Chase Cutarelli, Columbia University
The new book written by Donald’s niece exhumes decades of corruption and greed in the Trump empire, even before her uncle entered the White House.
Emilia Chavez, Rice University
Armando Ianucci’s new comedic sci-fi series, featuring Hugh Laurie, Zach Woods and Rebecca Front, seems eerily similar to the current political climate in the U.S.
Jackie Sizing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
With Election Day only being a few months away, Kanye West is extremely late in announcing his intentions to be a part of the 2020 presidential race.
Tess McGrinder, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
While citizens press for defunding, reallocating and reforming police forces internationally, leaders across the globe are being looked at to take action.
Eva Halvax, University of Arizona
Whether it’s to prevent the spread of COVID-19 or showing solidarity at a demonstration, donning the protective gear points toward an impulse to think of the greater good.
Nina Dutta, Occidental College
Drawing parallels from the AIDS/HIV crisis, the U.S. government should be held accountable and push past stigmas and prejudices in order to stop the pandemic.
Kathryn Milschewski, Carthage College
Whether the rest of us knew what was in store, Aaron Sorkin seemed able to predict it.
Claudia Ng, University of Texas at Austin
Whether it passes or not, this question has troubling implications for who gets a voice in the United States.
Candace Baker, University of Texas at Austin
His signature campaign promise is in dire straits.
Lexi Anderson, Pratt Institute
Just how far did the blue wave ride?
Marianne Quijano, Texas A&M University
Which is very bad news for Democrats.
Victoria Macias, University of California, San Diego
Kanye’s MAGA hat and pro-Trump rhetoric has left fans upset, America confused and everyone wondering: Where is this coming from?
Remember that reporter who covered the Watergate scandal? He’s back, and he’s got sources.
Maya Ramani, University of Virginia
If it’s hard to unpack why West backs the president, it’s because it makes no sense.
Cameron Andersen, New York University
At times, the funeral felt a bit like a roast.
Haley Newlin, Southern New Hampshire University
American shame, coming to an American city near you.
Jamie Lovley, University of Maine
#GrabYourWallet: 1. Ivanka Trump: 0.
Rebecca Crosby, American University
The president has, on an unrelated note, decided to largely avoid London during his UK trip.
She’s either totally clueless, or it’s something way worse.
A recent episode resembles the situation at the border a little too closely.
Study Breaks Staff
Has Melania Trump forever changed the American First Lady?
Karena Landler, Georgetown University
Trump’s surprising choice to pardon an old woman serving time for drug offenses is good news — but don’t expect big changes out of his administration.
He could pardon himself if he wanted to — not that he has to! — but he could.
Natalie Sonier, Wake Forest University
Here are 3 reasons why Meghan Markle, the new duchess of Sussex, would make for a better president than Donald Trump.
What does it mean to lose 1,500 children anyway?
Nola Hynes Brody, University of Houston-Victoria
America is witnessing a disaster unfold in real-time at the hands of Rudy Giuliani.
Sema’Jay Hall, San Francisco State University
The bromance nobody asked for.
Kayla Lichtman, Middlebury College
Breaking down the recent events surrounding Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and how they could impact democracy going forward.
Cleo-Symone Scott, Virginia Commonwealth University
Stormy Daniels, the adult film star embroiled in a sex scandal with President Trump, should not be dismissed due to her profession.
President Trump is notoriously known for using gun violence to draw attention away from the lack of gun control in America.
In response to the gun control protests at Washington, D.C., President Donald Trump proposed arming teachers. But would arming teachers change anything?
Erin Marie Winans, James Madison University
The current administration is endangering future generations by masking the correlation of human mistakes and climate change.
Adriana Luna, Northwest Vista College
It seems as if the ‘American dream’ might not be possible for all students.
Kayla Platoff, Maryville University
The 2020 election could be the chance for Democrats to choose the right presidential candidate based on political experience, not celebrity status.
Elizabeth Ivanecky, McMaster University
Though progress has been made in the most recent NAFTA negotiations, creating a better deal will require more compromise between the American, Canadian and Mexican partners.
Jake Deven, The University of Texas at El Paso
Democrats are hopeful that O’Rourke will defeat Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in the 2018 midterm elections and take over the largely red state.
Leslie Currie, University of Virginia
Yes, we’re only a week in. No, this list is not exhaustive.
Haileigh Galloway, Indian River State College
Whether you’re a full-time or dual-enrolled college student, you can look forward to some of these benefits resulting from the recent tax bill.
Megan Bender, Citrus College
Twitter’s new 280-character limit is all fun and games until the president starts to use it for his rants, insults and misuse of classified information.
It’s hard to have a conversation with those that have opposing views. Here’s how you can fix that.
Is Trump going too far to repeal and replace reforms under Obama’s administration? Or is he trying to make his own legacy as an American President?
Shashank Rao, University of Michigan
University of Wisconsin-Madison student Eneale Pickett is fighting systemic oppression one shirt at a time.
Brittany Sodic, University of North Texas
How Trump carefully crafted his public image from businessman to leader of the free world, and turned it into a nationally recognizable brand.
Otis Roffman, Beloit College
The far right’s favorite insult is a reflection of what scares them most.
Gaige Davila, UTSA
Instead of listing all the things Trump does wrong, let’s talk about what motivates him to do so.
Jacob Evans, Arizona State University
The long-awaited health care plan isn’t just another piece of shoddy legislation—it’s downright dangerous.
Miguel Robles, University of Colorado Denver
On the bright side, the president’s tour of Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy and Belgium could have been worse.
Kristian Porter, Northern Kentucky University
In more ways than one, the country seems to be spinning out of control.
Kara Mercer, Northern Illinois University
Government has a system of checks and balances, so should the media.
Timothy K. DesJarlais, University of Arizona
Vega, a law student at the University of Idaho, has seen firsthand how government persecution can lead to violence in migrant communities.
Devin Ross, Middle Tennessee State University
He recently deemed the organization no longer ‘obsolete,’ signaling a shift toward a more globalist policy.
Liam Chan Hodges, Franklin and Marshall College
Trump’s recent missile strike may have more to do with Pyongyang than Aleppo.
What would you do if your loved ones were drafted?
Galen Patterson, California State University, Fullerton
Why Americans hate Russians and Russians hate Americans, in a nutshell.
Phillip Bugajski, Loyola University Chicago
The Republicans’ newly proposed plan promises increased choice and lower prices, but theorists predict otherwise.
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.
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.
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.
Mary Kiser, Trident Technical College
The country’s legacy of tolerance can’t continue to excuse its actions.
Alli Guaman, Marymount Manhattan College
In record numbers, illegal immigrants are going back to Mexico.
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?
Instead of pursuing vague titles, schools should take concrete, implementable steps to ensure the safety of their students.
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.
Payton Ramey, University of Central Florida
Shopping with these brands helps fund women’s reproductive health and sends a message to the Trump administration.
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.
Rachael Seamands, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
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?
Tylah Silva, Emerson College
Despite the political battlefield that the media has become, this year’s Super Bowl commercials failed to impress.
Alicia Drier, Roosevelt University
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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