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GAMADES: New York primary rules frustrating, ridiculous but not voter supression

GAMADES: New York primary rules frustrating, ridiculous but not voter supression

New York had its presidential primary on Tuesday, and there are a lot of people who are not happy with how it went down. The state has a closed primary, which means voters must be registered as a Democrat or a Republican, not an independent, to vote in one of those respective primaries. This isn’t an uncommon practice, as there […]

By Lucy Gamades· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
RENNER: Southwest Airlines removing Arabic-speaking passenger perpetuates Islamophobia

RENNER: Southwest Airlines removing Arabic-speaking passenger perpetuates Islamophobia

A University of California, Berkeley student was removed from his Southwest flight for speaking Arabic on the phone with his uncle, The New York Times reported. As the plane sat idle before departure, the student, Khairuldeen Makhzoomi, was approached by an Arabic-speaking Southwest Airlines employee. The employee first greeted Makhzoomi in Arabic and then switched to English to question the […]

By Elise Renner· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
GANS: Fish Down Under prepares for difficult goodbye

GANS: Fish Down Under prepares for difficult goodbye

If I had to write a novel about my life, I’d probably call it “Felicia and her Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Goodbye Skills.” You can ask Natalie, my roommate for two and a half years. It didn’t matter whether we were leaving for a four-day Thanksgiving vacation or a four-month study abroad semester. I always left with an […]

By Felicia Gans· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
EDITORIAL: Ben and Jerry’s co-founders arrested, exert rights at U.S. Capitol

EDITORIAL: Ben and Jerry’s co-founders arrested, exert rights at U.S. Capitol

The founders of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, were arrested Monday at the Democracy Spring protests at the U.S. Capitol, The Washington Post reported. Their company’s Twitter account featured the two in a post captioned with, “Our co-founders got arrested today on the US Capitol steps.” The two men were arrested for “unlawful demonstration activities,” according […]

By Editors· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
BURSTEIN: Coachella serves as catalyst for cultural appropriation

BURSTEIN: Coachella serves as catalyst for cultural appropriation

This past weekend was the first weekend of the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Held in California, the festival has become known for its celebrity attendance, fashion trends and that big Ferris wheel — can someone let me know if people can actually ride that? Is it just for display? I demand answers! I feel like an old […]

By Sarah Burstein· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
WILSHERE: We have to be kinder to ourselves

WILSHERE: We have to be kinder to ourselves

As someone who likes to wake up early and stay up late, late nights can be an interesting time for me. My late nights are saturated with reflecting on the day’s events and writing about them in the diary I’ve kept since eighth grade, de-stressing with my gym buddy, trying to get work done with friends and inevitably failing. More […]

By Meredith Wilshere· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
TENTINDO: Scarlett Johansson perpetuates Hollywood yellowface in “Ghost in the Shell” casting

TENTINDO: Scarlett Johansson perpetuates Hollywood yellowface in “Ghost in the Shell” casting

This week, Scarlett Johansson and the filmmakers behind the upcoming movie “Ghost in the Shell” fell under criticism for the decision to cast Johansson in a role as an Asian woman. The movie, produced by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures, is still set to be released in 2017 despite this criticism. Johansson was cast as the cyborg Major Motoko Kusanagi […]

By Will Tentindo· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
MARTIN: Life lessons to be found in childhood baseball

MARTIN: Life lessons to be found in childhood baseball

Going, going, gone! While it may be one of America’s less popular sports in the modern era, I’m here to tell you just how wonderful and important our national pastime really is. Baseball has been a big part of my life, and I’d like to take this time to express exactly how and in which ways it’s touched my life. […]

By Ellis Martin· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
GANS: Fish Down Under swims into Australian community

GANS: Fish Down Under swims into Australian community

Sydney, like many metropolises, is a huge city but a very small world. I found this out the awkward way when my friends and I ended up at a 30-something-year-old’s birthday party in the garage of a quiet Sydney suburb. It was the beginning of the semester, and my friends had met a group of guys at a late-night bar […]

By Felicia Gans· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
NADEL: Asking Ecuadorian students about American presidential race

NADEL: Asking Ecuadorian students about American presidential race

When I first tell people that I’m from the United States, the order of conversation usually proceeds as follows: me clarifying that no, I’m not from New York City but instead upstate New York, that I do not know their relative and then what I think about Donald Trump. At first, it felt like Donald Trump was all Ecuadorians wanted […]

By Olivia Nadel· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion