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Making sense of the situation between India and Pakistan

Making sense of the situation between India and Pakistan

Vadim Trubetskoy, Staff Writer

March 9, 2019


Filed under Politics, Showcase

Over the past weeks, tensions between the nuclear powers of India and Pakistan have reached a high that hasn’t been observed in decades. The two nations have a longstanding history of skirmishes over deep-seated political and religious differences ever since the formation of Pakistan. India is led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan has a new Prime Minister, Imran Khan.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s 70 Percent Tax Rate

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s 70 Percent Tax Rate

Nicholas Ponzio, Writer

March 6, 2019


Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) 70 percent tax rate on the ultra-wealthy in the United States has been debated heavily ever since she announced it.

What’s Goin On Podcast: Episode 6

What’s Goin On Podcast: Episode 6

Ahmad Bakrin and Miranda Donohue

March 5, 2019


Filed under Podcasts, Politics, Showcase

Vinnie Ferraro joins Ahm Bakrin and Miranda Donohue for this week's episode. The three discuss Venezuela, North Korea and the Pakistan-India conflict.

Is President Trump’s response to SNL a cause for concern?

Is President Trump’s response to SNL a cause for concern?

Vadim Trubetskoy, Politics Staff

February 26, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Sure enough, Trump was watching Alec Baldwin's most recent jab at him on Saturday Night Live, and promptly fired back on Twitter.

Reacting to Trump’s State of the Union

Reacting to Trump’s State of the Union

Vadim Trubetskoy, Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

The speech was deemed by many critics to be a jumble of platitudes tossed together to appease the mainstream media.

What’s Goin On Podcast: Episode 5

What’s Goin On Podcast: Episode 5

Miranda Donohue and Ahmad Bakrin

February 19, 2019


Filed under Podcasts, Politics, Showcase

Ahmad Bakrin and Miranda Donohue discuss the current state of politics.

Roger Stone’s Destructive Path Through Washington

Roger Stone’s Destructive Path Through Washington

Amelia Marceau, Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Roger Stone has single-handedly been in more major political scandals in the past 47 years than anyone else in history.

Venezuela: Two Unofficial Presidents, One Country in Turmoil

Venezuela: Two Unofficial Presidents, One Country in Turmoil

Faith Cardoza, Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

How did one of the richest and most democratic Latin American countries end up in such a state of turmoil?

Julián Castro: The San Antonio Dark Horse making a 2020 run

Julián Castro: The San Antonio Dark Horse making a 2020 run

Katherine Scott, Writer

February 8, 2019


Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics, Profiles, Showcase

With a solid foundation of Democratic ideals, experience in both local and federal government, and a passionate base of Texans and Hispanic voters, it’s surprising Castro hasn’t gained more national media attention.

What’s Goin On Podcast: Episode 4

What’s Goin On Podcast: Episode 4

Miranda Donohue and Ahmad Bakrin

February 5, 2019


Filed under Podcasts, Politics

Today's topics: Democratic presidential hopefuls

Hampshire College votes not to accept additional students for fall 2019

Hampshire College votes not to accept additional students for fall 2019

Matt Berg, Assistant Campus News Editor

February 3, 2019


Filed under Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

After a rocky few weeks for Hampshire College, administrators have decided to forgo accepting more students for its fall 2019 semester.

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