A Critique of College Culture at Elite Institutions

On August 30th, I arrived at Williams College, Forbes’ #1 college in America for the year of 2015. I finally made the 2,880 mile journey to my newfound home for the next four years. I was accompanied by my father,...

Vladimir Putin’s Nostalgic Blindness A Critique of the Russian Federation’s Unsustainable Foreign Policy with Ukraine

“Anyone who does not regret the demise of the Soviet Union has no heart . Anyone who wants to restore it has no brains.” This quotation from President Vladimir Putin is indicative of the current Russian approach to international and...

America’s Distortionary Taxation A review of the optimal path to reform our tax policy

In the wake of the Panama Papers, the United States has an opportunity to act on the flaws of the current international system, which has precipitated a rampant rise in economic inequality, through the immoral tax avoidance tactics of the...

Bernie Sanders’s Disastrous Proposal for Free Trade A critique of the economic realism of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders

In a recent interview with the New York Daily News, the presidential candidate Bernie Sanders claimed that he would renegotiate every trade deal made by the United States, which would be based on a new criteria for trading. Bernie Sanders...

Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On: A Letter to My Little Sister

Dear Maya, I remember when I was twelve. You were only four then, all eyes, cheeks, and energy. Life was Pre-K, ballet, playdates, and National American Miss pageants. And to think that yesterday, while we were at dinner, I caught...

Kanye West announces new album, “Turbo Grafx 16”

Kanye West has just announced the follow up album name after the Life of Pablo on Twitter:  My next album is titled   "Turbo Grafx 16"   as of now… Our music team estimates there is a 99% chance that this name will...

An Interview With Mahbod Moghadam

George Beall, an entrepreneur who left Wharton to pursue a personal  startup, interviews Mahbod Moghadam, a co-founder of Rap Genius (genius.com) and currently is heading Everipedia.    GB: If you had to go all the way back to senior year of...

A Philosophical Right to Higher Education

The first question that must be asked when discussing rights and whether higher education is a right is how do we derive rights in the first place? The answer to this question lies in the creation of a criterion that...

Paris Attacks: “Gold is Assessed through the Test of Fire”

What do the terrorists fight against? Hence, it comes: What is France? And what is wrong? And what could be done?  First, it appears that the French foreign policy is a cul-de-sac.   ISIS came into power almost two years ago....

Gray Zone: A Rationale Within

Now that we’ve had a little time to shift our grieving into a quest for understanding, as “information” arises and politicians search for ultimatums, I feel compelled to address something I believe is very simple, but strikingly fundamental to the...

No Housing for Barnard in the Winter. But That May Change.

As multitudes gripe about the stickiness of August in New York City, new students flock to the Upper West Side for orientation at Barnard College. Orientation leaders woo the students by dousing them in the sparkling promises of life in...

Forget Science: Why Only Social Heat Will Stop the Global Ice From Melting

There are certain things out there that are just really, really overdone. We all know what these things are. It could be the Jewelry liquidation ad that has been playing on the car radio for the past eight months. Maybe...

News

The Dwindling of Rural Hospitals Nationwide

by - July 8, 2015

There has been an ongoing topic of concern in our country. Welcome to rural America, where hospitals are—and have been—struggling to survive. For example, earlier this year on March 31st, Parkway Regional Hospital in Fulton, Kentucky closed its doors after...

Opinion

Lifestyle

Realism Versus Romanticism A Comparison Of Breakfast At Tiffany’s The Book Versus The Movie

by - July 26, 2015

The scene opens with a single car driving down a completely desolate street. It is...

The Dwindling of Rural Hospitals Nationwide

There has been an ongoing topic of concern in our country. Welcome to rural America, where hospitals are—and have been—struggling to...

by - July 8, 2015

Hundreds of Protesters Continue to Rally After Ferguson Decision

On November 24th, it was announced that there will be no charges brought against Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally...

by - November 30, 2014

Rethinking Darren Wilson’s Indictment Process, Racism in America, and Constructive Change

A few hours ago, a grand jury decided that there was not “probable cause” to indict Darren Wilson in the murder...

by - November 24, 2014

Oil is Hardly a Good Weapon and History Proves That

As Saudi Oil Minister, Ahmed Zaki Yamani ranked among the world’s most powerful people. In the 1970s, Yamani flexed his muscle,...

by - November 17, 2014

Messi and Argentina’s Shambles: How a Hedge Fund Manager Conquered the Spirits of 41 million

Minutes before the final whistle of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, millions of television screens across the globe displayed the same...

by - July 31, 2014

Arming the Syrian Opposition: The Perils of Choosing Sides

With the Syrian conflict seeping into the heart of Iraq as the Sunni extremist group ISIS continues to gain territory, President...

by - July 6, 2014

When Rhetoric Equates Violence: The Downfall of Recent Discourse

I typically begin my articles with a few disclosures, and I feel it is appropriate to do so for this read....

by - June 10, 2015

From Sheep To Shondaland: Reclaiming the F-Word on TV

On Atlantic City’s Boardwalk on September 7th, 1968, the world watched as the second wave of feminism thrust itself into the...

by - April 25, 2015

Iran’s New Bills: Turning Women into ‘Baby-Making Machines?’

According to a report released by Amnesty International this week, the Iranian government is currently working on two bills that would...

by - April 1, 2015