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When Protection Ends: Salvadorians Find Themselves Trump’s Immigration Targets

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

January 30, 2018

Imagine experiencing a 7.7 magnitude earthquake and losing everything that you’ve ever known: family, friends and personal possessions. Fast forward 17 years— you have lived in the United States since 2001 and have rebuilt your life. You have family, friends and a job. Then under a new admini...

Male birth control: glove it or snip it

Amaris E. Rodriguez, Opinions Editor

November 28, 2017

I remember listening to my doctor as she listed off all the possible birth control methods I could use, and I wondered if my boyfriend ever had these conversations with his doctor. As women, we have many different options for birth control (which is a positive thing), but rarely do we think about or d...

DNAinfo Shuts Down, neighborhoods go dark

Theresa Cherone, Writer

November 28, 2017

Founder and CEO of DNAinfo Joe Ricketts decided to shut down DNAinfo on Nov. 2, leaving many people jobless. Ricketts claimed DNAinfo wasn’t a profitable business, but the shutdown came suspiciously after DNAinfo and Gothamist formed a union.   This cannot be a coincidence. Ricketts didn...

Decolonizing English syllabus, more voices of color

Sarahy Lopez, News Editor

November 28, 2017

An anonymous petition created by undergraduate students in the Yale English Department recently asks the faculty to “decolonize” a two-semester course on major English poets that focuses on about seven white male poets: Geoffrey Chaucer, Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare, John Donne, John Milton, Alexan...

Two students’ take on objectification

Nihrien Prgma & Nicoleta Girloanta, Writer

November 14, 2017

American professional poker player and Instagram famous Dan Bilzerian posted a picture to Instagram on National Women’s Day on Mar. 8, which displayed Bilzerian in a hot tub with naked women bending over to represent a table. Bilzerian tweeted, “It’s National Women’s Day, be thankful, they are good...

Rate My Professor is cyber bullying

Grant Spathis, Writer

November 14, 2017

RateMyProfessor.com is a wonderful way to determine which professors fit your learning style, but it can also harbor something much darker. Like the rest of the internet, RMP can turn into a hive of cyberbullying and attacks against professors. The anonymity provided can serve as a breeding ground for ...

Give me my birth control

Sarahy Lopez, News Editor

November 14, 2017

The Trump administration is making it harder for women to get access to birth control, under the guise of “religious morals.” The Departments of Health and Human Services and Treasury and Labor will allow employers, colleges, and universities to deny contraception coverage if they have a “reli...

Embracing ‘Accents’: Denice Frohman

Embracing ‘Accents’: Denice Frohman

Cecilia G. Hernandez, Writer

October 31, 2017

In her red plaid shirt and black jeans, Denice Frohman passionately and comedically recited her poem “Accents” in the Angelina Pedroso Center on Oct. 17.   Frohman shared with us how her mother’s accent “got too much salsa to sit still,” and something in me clicked. Growing up with a Spanis...

Why I refuse to be silent: “Me Too”

Why I refuse to be silent: “Me Too”

Cecilia Hernandez, Staff writers

October 31, 2017

I logged onto my social media profiles on Oct. 15 and the words “me too” flooded my feeds. Moved by the allegations of decades of abuse perpetrated by powerhouse producer Harvey Weinstein, survivors of sexual assault and harassment shared their experiences online with the hashtag “Me Too.” T...

A Cautionary Tale from a Vegetarian

Sarahy Lopez, News Editor

October 17, 2017

Vegetarianism isn’t easy. Most people would say they wouldn’t be able to go without meat for more than a couple days, and that’s understandable. However, as someone who has negative reactions to red meat, I didn’t have much of a choice. Since I was a child, I dealt with stomach pain, cramps, bloating...

Celebrities remaining silent is cowardly

Celebrities remaining silent is cowardly

Amaris E. Rodriguez, Opinions Editor

October 17, 2017

Politics are a part of complicated and heated debates lately. It seems like every week President Donald Trump goes on a Twitter rampage. Recently his attention is directed to the National Football League players who choose to protest police brutality and racism by kneeling during the national anthem. ...

Can’t survive on seven and twenty-five

Can’t survive on seven and twenty-five

Hailey G. Boyle, Arts and Life Editor

October 17, 2017

Anyone who worked in retail will tell you that it is a nightmare. The long hours, the mind-numbing tasks, the interactions with customers that are a punishment from Hell, and all for a chicken-feed of a paycheck. Target recently announced t it will raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020....

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