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Failure to Ease Asylum Policies Worsens Illegal Border Crossings

Failure to Ease Asylum Policies Worsens Illegal Border Crossings

Caroline Hardy, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 8, 2019

In the past 10 years, the number of people seeking asylum in the United States has skyrocketed— from 5,000 people in 2008 to more than 97,000 in 2018, a 2000% increase according to Time. Deteriorating conditions in many countries around the world has led to this dramatic increase. With deteriorating co...

Boosting Border Security will Maximize Safety

Boosting Border Security will Maximize Safety

Morgan Swigert, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Among the most contested issues in the upcoming 2020 election is one that has been discussed for decades and lies at the heart of American domestic policy. I’m talking, of course, about immigration. In the context of today’s political climate, candidates are eager to get their positions out ther...

A Nation of Immigration

A Nation of Immigration

Everett Honour, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Recently, immigration has become a very hot topic in the United States; individuals, regardless of party affiliation, all have different perspectives on how our borders (specifically with Mexico) should be regulated and whether or not these ‘regulations’ should be reduced or bolstered. Republica...

Gun Violence Surges in 2019

Gun Violence Surges in 2019

Daniel Lesov, Online Editor

October 9, 2019

Using the mass shooting definition from the Congressional Research Service (the death or injury of 4 or more individuals), there have been a total of 1,548 casualties this year. 2019 is on track to have more mass shootings than total days in a year according to the Gun Violence Archive. Every day, mo...

Shift Towards Privacy in Social Media Ensures Healthy Future

Shift Towards Privacy in Social Media Ensures Healthy Future

Anderson Blum, Science, Technology & Health Editor

March 14, 2019

In little over a decade, social media has gone from a group of various technological experiments to domination of the United States and many other countries. Modern children live in a completely different social structure than the norm had been for generations. Frankly, different does not mean bad. Wh...

Separating Art From the Artist

Separating Art From the Artist

Emma Martinez Sutton, Perspectives Editor

March 13, 2019

The February issue of Perspectives took on a complicated and immensely relevant topic: separating art from the artist. Since its publication, the ongoing R. Kelly scandal and a new documentary about Michael Jackson’s alleged victims have drawn more attention to the topic at hand. R. Kelly is at the cen...

Separating Art From the Artist: Perspectives Update

Emma Martinez Sutton, Perspectives Editor

March 12, 2019

The February issue of Perspectives took on a complicated and immensely relevant topic: separating art from the artist. Since its publication, the ongoing R. Kelly scandal and a new documentary about Michael Jackson’s alleged victims have drawn more attention to the topic at hand. R. Kelly is at the cen...

Examining the Government Shutdown

Examining the Government Shutdown

Anna Johns, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019

The government shutdown, reaching a record length in US history, has bombarded news broadcasting and headlines over the past few weeks. But what does a “shutdown” really mean? There doesn’t seem to be mass panic. Most daily activities seem to be continuing, but there is a lot behind the scenes that...

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