Category : Opinion

The Greatest Country on Earth? Ferguson Uncovering the Real U.S.A.

On April 9th, 1948, a leading presidential candidate was murdered in Colombia. Across the South American country, the death of the most progressive candidate caused such an uproar that many cities erupted in flames. In a small town on the…

1 Comment / 309 View / August 17, 2014

Why Is There Even A Question About Birth Control?

When I was fifteen, my doctor prescribed me birth control. Fifty years ago, that might have been a shocking statement, but today, it is not so surprising. When I was fifteen, I had uncontrollable cystic acne; I was about to…

0 Comments / 214 View / August 16, 2014

Shetye Misunderstood?: Why the Fashion Spread About Rape Deserves Another Look

“Don’t wear those shorts. They’re too short.” “Take off that chain. It attracts too much attention.” “Change out of that dress. It makes you stand out too much.” To a girl born and raised in America, taught by the glossy…

0 Comments / 288 View / August 14, 2014

Morally Liberal, Fiscally Conservative

I’m sitting with a few of my friends at our local go-to restaurant, and eventually our conversation devolves to a brutal smattering of political arguments. Each of us drills the rest of the table, analyzing, over-analyzing, and running in circles,…

2 Comments / 803 View / August 10, 2014

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What Happens When You Try To Make Rape Fashionable

Murder is a fundamentally morbid crime – an act of taking away what nature has decided to imbue in man – the gift of life. Rape is a crime even more sinister for it seeks to destroy those sacred instruments which can…

4 Comments / 352 View / August 9, 2014

Abuse Accusations for a Hollywood Icon

The other day, I watched my first Woody Allen movie. I know it’s shocking but, cinematically at least, I live under a rock. Nosing around I realized that my parents held a strong distaste for Woody Allen, an opinion not…

0 Comments / 237 View / August 9, 2014

The Media Doesn’t Defend Israel, But I Do

When I tell people that I support and stand with Israel, the most common response I get is: “Well yeah, but that’s because you’re Jewish.” True. I am Jewish, but my religion is not the reason for my stance. I…

27 Comments / 493 View / August 8, 2014

On Campus Rape Legislation: Something is Finally Changing

There is no punishment harsh enough when it comes to sexual assault, but when it comes to campus rape that occurs at colleges and universities across America, some are wondering if there is a punishment at all. Recently, The Undergraduate…

0 Comments / 60 View / August 7, 2014

Why is the Holocaust Even Debated?

This is not something I should be writing about. This is not something that should be considered a hoax. The Holocaust occurred from 1941 to 1945 under the command of Adolf Hitler. It was a genocide where approximately six million…

5 Comments / 211 View / August 6, 2014

The Tears of Applying To College – International Edition

Some of these tears are obvious, but universal: no matter where we are, we all cry these tears.  There are the tears of sadness as a result of college rejection comparable to unrequited love.  There are the tears of doubt…

3 Comments / 383 View / August 5, 2014