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...

Hashtag This: Activism’s Online Downfall

Like to show your support. Retweet to make a difference. Share to save the world. Social media is calling us to action. The online advocacy world is redefining society’s view of social and political activism. As the world becomes increasingly...

The Virtue of Diplomacy with Iran: My Take and a Rebuttal of “Everything Wrong With the Iranian Nuclear Deal”

The current negotiations with Iran have been fraught with an intentional and unintentional ignorance of the consequential effects of a nuclear deal. That ignorance has laid the groundwork for conflict on issues that can be solved with political solutions. Ignorance...

Why Are LGBT Individuals Typically Liberal?

By reading the title of the article, your immediate thought is probably, “duh, because liberals support gay rights,” but that is not my focus. LGBT+ individuals are not just particularly liberal on gay rights; usually an LGBT+ individual is liberal...

June 4th: Where Forgetting is Harmful, Remembering is Recovery

Is history only defined within the limits of human recollection? What happens to a deeply important event if it fails to transcend time and place? Is remembering the key to opening a better and transformed future? Last year marked the...

The Advent of an Initiative Bodes Well for Journalism

Frustration with the media is no rarity; no matter what political background and cultural views an individual may possess, there is always at least one major, influential media group that is distasteful.  Prior to the birth of social media, the...

The Humanities: A Civilizations Perspective

We have established that English majors can find jobs, with unemployment rates hovering close to their computer science and math peers. We have established that liberal arts majors can earn high salaries with only an undergraduate degree, and are even...

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

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

by - September 24, 2015

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...

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

Elections 2014: The Consequences

This November, a Republican Congress was voted into office, picking up at least 8 seats in the Senate and twelve seats...

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

Egypt Convicts 3 Journalists: Why World Leaders Fear Writers

In perhaps the greatest irony in the fight for democracy in the Middle East, two Al Jazeera English journalists have been...

by - June 26, 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

Do Whites Have a Say in Ferguson?

I’ve never given much thought to having a black roommate. Not until a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri didn’t indict Darren...

by - December 14, 2014

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

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

President Obama and Bill Clinton Exchange Hilarious Tweets

Making waves earlier today, President Obama announced his personal Twitter online – using the handle @POTUS.  This is separate from the White...

by - May 18, 2015

The Truth About Modern Earth Day

Ah Earth Day. A wonderful time of year when everybody is more environmentally conscience and does their little part to help...

by - April 26, 2015