How a Bronze Statue Changed Wall Street

On International Women’s Day, the world woke up to images of a statue depicting a young girl standing defiantly in front of Wall Street’s “Charging Bull”. This statue, known as the “Fearless Girl”, was created by artist Kristen Visbal and installed by State Street Global Advisors to raise awareness about the lack of female representation... Continue Reading →

Music and Politics Are Best Friends

Many of us are music lovers, yet we often listen to songs without analyzing their lyrics or considering the societal implications that may result. For me, music provides an escape from the world’s problems, however, I also seek it to gain more clarity about a situation. As a political science student, I’m always tuned into... Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Question

As I stare at the blinking monitor on my computer screen, searching for a topic, I am somehow drawn to the Ultimate topic, or, as Douglas Adams--author of the irreverent and existential Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series-- calls it, The Ultimate Question: The Meaning of Life, the Universe and Everything. This is, understatedly, a complex question.  Not... Continue Reading →

An Open Letter to America

Dear America, I can’t pretend to understand what you’re going through right now, but I can guess that it might be scary. You’re confused, angry and hopeful about what’s to come. Maybe you feel nothing, and that’s okay too. I get it – you’ve been through a lot these past few weeks. Electing Donald Trump... Continue Reading →

Rob Ford: Hero or Villain?

I first heard of Rob Ford when he was running for mayor of Toronto. Like many others, I didn’t take him seriously. How could a man be so polarizing yet expect to earn the respect of one of Canada’s largest cities? Everyone considered Ford to be very outspoken and just plain loud. He was like... Continue Reading →

Cultural Contrast: Russian Adoption Bans

There appears to be a stark contrast between political Russian views and the viewpoint of the Western society towards adoption. This issue includes values upheld by both cultures, leading to conflict between the countries and in turn, impacting citizens of both populations. This prime example involves a decree of strict Russian bans preventing foreign same-sex... Continue Reading →

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