The Urgent Need for Youth Representation

Why do we need Youth representation in government? Now more than ever, there are many huge questions facing our country, and often, it feels like there are no good answers. But there may be a place where we can find answers: young people. Now, you may think, “Why do we even need people younger than […]

False Balance: How Always Being Objective Makes Media Less Truthful

What is false balance? One YouTube comment on a video about normalcy bias, asks, “Why do they care how journalists talk?” I care how journalists talk because it is their job to be trusted gatekeepers of truth. There’s something threatening this responsibility. False balance, as described by The Guardian’s David Robert Grimes, is “when journalists […]

“Pro-Life”? Give Me a Break

Introduction Conservatives love to talk about being “pro-life.” By that, they mean that they are opposed to abortion (The partisan gap in views on this issue is wider than ever.) Republicans claim that abortion is murder. I strongly disagree with that view, but I respect their stance; people are free to disagree on controversial issues. […]

What’s Wrong With Critical Race Theory?

Introduction Republicans want to ban critical race theory from being taught in public schools while Democrats want to use it to pass policies that further their agenda. But what is critical race theory? And should it be taught? While both sides have been quick to politicize it, critical race theory is an important subject due to […]

The Critical Race Theory Is Not A Direct Attack On You As An Individual

The Critical Race Theory, which has been used by sociologists, focuses on the racism that is embedded in institutions and systems that we as a society participate in. Lately, there has been an uproar about the CRT and whether it should be taught in school; some states have gone through with banning the discussion in […]

SCOTUS Picks Property Rights Over the Constitution

The Case A California regulation allows union organizers onto agricultural employers’ property for up to three hours per day for 120 days per year in order to solicit support for unionization. Two such employers sued, claiming that the regulation violates the Fifth Amendment, which says, in part, that “private property [shall not] be taken for […]

Trump Chooses Amy Coney Barrett For SCOTUS

The Selection After Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Supreme Court Justice notable for her feminist beliefs, passed away, Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to replace her. She currently serves as an appeals court judge in Chicago and was appointed to this position by President Trump in 2017. She is noted to be “as reliable a vote […]

Do NOT Vote Twice

Recent Events Recently, at an event in North Carolina and on Twitter, President Trump encouraged voters to test the integrity of the election by voting twice. Specifically, President Trump suggested that voters should vote via mail-in ballot and then also go vote at a polling station. He stated that “if the system is as good […]

Biden’s America Is The Safe And Secure America We Need

In less than two months, Americans will make a monumental choice about the future of this country, in the midst of a raging pandemic, record unemployment, and economic turmoil. Americans will choose between two figures, one of whom hails mask-wearing and social-distancing as unnecessary, and another who condemns violence and relies on science to make […]

Rethinking the Role of Television Media in the World of Information

The media have sustained harsh blows in recent years. President Donald Trump’s open hostility toward the media’s reporting is a primary contributor. The state of television media in particular is an unhealthy one. Fox News has been under fire due to its controversies regarding COVID-19 and racial justice. CNN’s headquarters was damaged during racial protests, […]