My Decade in Movies

During quarantine, Netflix's servers have been working overtime. We all have time on our hands, time we may use to produce our life's work. Isaac Newton invented an entire branch of mathematics while isolated. William Shakespeare wrote King Lear. The normal ones among us, however, will simply consume inexplicable quantities of media. That's just what … Continue reading My Decade in Movies

The Biden Dilemma

Another year has come to pass, and the primary season has reached its conclusion. It’s been a particularly long, crowded, and divisive year, with the party’s progressive and moderate factions shining in stark contrast. The Democratic field winnowed from dozens of candidates to five, three, two… and finally, one. One man will stand opposite Donald … Continue reading The Biden Dilemma

Primary Pandemonium

Primary seasons are rough. To some, they seem unbearably prolonged. By nature, they bring out inter-party division and drama, weeding out the weak over several months. With Democrats disheartened after Donald Trump’s victory in November of 2016, the next election essentially began in spirit the second Hillary Clinton missed the mark. A million whispers spread … Continue reading Primary Pandemonium

Fake news fuels the fire of fear

In an age of revolutionized communication, the truth is drowning in a sea of misinformation. The Internet, arguably the greatest technological achievement in human history, collects the sum of humanity’s knowledge and places it at our convenience. It’s reinvented the ways we interact with one another: any piece of news can be delivered from one … Continue reading Fake news fuels the fire of fear

Railway Resistance

In recent months, protests have descended upon New York City subways. Seas of demonstrators have overtaken underground stations and streets above demanding sweeping reforms to the MTA, the city’s extensive rail network. Images of crowds hurtling turnstiles en masse, electronic card readers smothered in glue, and police clashing with protesters have circulated the media. The … Continue reading Railway Resistance

Are you getting drafted?

The short answer: no, but it’s complicated. Last year, this newspaper published an article detailing soaring tensions between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran following controversy over an Obama-era treaty which put a damper on Iran’s nuclear proliferation. Iran, arguably the US’ most powerful adversary in the Middle East, had suffered crushing … Continue reading Are you getting drafted?