An Active Life Won’t Fix Obesity

Today, approximately 17 percent of children in the U.S. between the ages of two and 19 are obese. The number is much higher for adults, hovering around 36.5 percent. Obesity rates have risen steadily over […]

College Dreams Thwarted by Financial Schemes

I distinctly remember the day I received my acceptance letter from Colorado College. The weather had been bad and, as a result, our internet connection was impaired. When the admission letters were released at 2 […]

The Propriety of Mourning on Facebook

Facebook was initially created for college students to connect with each other. However, it has transformed into a global network used by all ages. Serving as a mechanism to watch recipe videos and scroll through […]

Muslims Are Not the Problem

A week ago, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, President Trump signed an executive order restricting the citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The […]

The Relativistic Democracy of Executive Orders

Forget the first 100 days—there’s plenty to litigate in the first 10. Since his inauguration on Jan. 20, President Trump has issued four executive orders and seven presidential memorandums. These executive orders include everything from […]

The Dire Straits of Deportation

In 2012, a few months after his brother was gunned down by gang members, José Marvin Martínez, age 16, left Honduras on a journey north to the United States. A year later, while working as […]

Boycott or Bust?

To be a consumer in today’s world is to navigate endless contradictions. Vote with your dollar, yes, but voting with your dollar is not so simple when dollars are limited and principle often doesn’t match […]

The World’s Eyes on ISIS

A few years ago, ISIS made itself known to the world when they took control of large portions of Iraq. From that point onwards, the world became obsessed with ISIS. Whenever Syria is brought up […]

The Legacy of Judge Sand

In 1980 the U.S. Department of Justice filed suit against the city of Yonkers, N.Y., alleging that city officials consistently pursued policies intended to maintain segregation in both schools and housing. The case lasted 27 […]