Thursday 18th January 2018,
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New Paternity Laws Challenge Age-Old Gender Norms

Mom and Child

By Liza Lansing and Jessie Abrams In recent years, there has been much debate over whether women can attain gender equality by “leaning in” to their roles at home, in the workplace, and as mothers. The plight of men who try to balance similar roles is most often left out [...]

March 18, 2014 Global, Print Edition 0

Typhoon Haiyan: Women in the Wake of Natural Disasters

Typhoon Haiyan

By Taylor Evensen On November 8, 2013, one of the strongest storms ever recorded at landfall struck the Philippines, killing thousands of people and displacing millions. Just five days after Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the central Philippines, accounts of rape began to surface. Violeta Duzar, a survivor from Tacloban City, [...]

March 18, 2014 Global, Print Edition 0

Minimum Wage: An Affront to Federalism

Ten Dollars

By Jordan Rosman Can the federal government regulate intrastate commerce? Anybody with a basic understanding of U.S. constitutional law would answer an emphatic “no”: the constitution only affords the federal government the power to regulate interstate commerce. Article I of the constitution, which contains the commerce clause, reads: “Congress shall [...]

March 18, 2014 National, Print Edition 0

Nothing to Hide? Why Privacy Matters … Even for the Innocent

By Zachary Slayback The 2013 revelations of Edward Snowden and other whistleblowers threw the issue of 21st century surveillance and privacy into the limelight of public discourse. Even with widespread distrust in our governments to follow the constitutional procedures binding them when collecting private data and information, a familiar slogan [...]

March 18, 2014 National, Print Edition 0

An Interview with Ambassador Don Beyer

Don Beyer

By Luis Ferre and Bryan Hoang Don Beyer served as the United States Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein from 2009 to 2013. He also served as Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 1990 to 1998. As ambassador to Switzerland, were you for FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act)? DB: Well it [...]

March 18, 2014 Interviews, Print Edition 0

An Interview with Donald Trump

Donald Trump

By Anthony Cruz Donald Trump graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of Business in 1968. Do you plan on running for President again or pursuing politics in the future? DT: I have not decided. I know the country could use a strong leader. I [...]

March 18, 2014 Interviews, Print Edition 0

An Interview with Jim McGreevey

Jim McGreevey

By Anthony Cruz and Arynne Wexler Jim McGreevey served as State Assemblyman and then State Senator of New Jersey. He subsequently served as the 52nd Governor of New Jersey from 2002 to 2004. He is the first openly gay state governor in United States history. You had a relatively early [...]

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Israel Leads the Fight for LGBTQ Equality

Rainbow Star of David

By Alexandra Friedman In January 2014, the state of Israel unveiled a new Holocaust memorial in Tel Aviv, built to remember the gay and lesbian victims of Nazi persecution. Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai and the German ambassador to Israel were both present at the unveiling, as well as former [...]

March 18, 2014 Global, Print Edition 0

Challenging China: How the U.S. Can Change the State of Human Rights

By Jordan Dannenberg On January 26th, a Chinese court sentenced Xu Zhiyong, a prominent human rights advocate, to four years imprisonment for “gathering a crowd to disturb public order.” The Noble Prize Winning Liu Xiaobo is currently serving eleven years for “inciting subversion of state power.” While these stories have [...]

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From Ash, A Quiet Confidence Rises

One World Trade Center

By Jonathan Fried This year, One World Trade Center will finally open its doors to the world as rebirth incarnate, an immensely powerful symbol of American resilience and strength. It has endured its fair share of criticisms: its 1776-meter height is unauthentic and unambitious; it is alienating and dull; its [...]

March 18, 2014 National, Print Edition 0