On the Termination of Species: A Case for Biodiversity

As the planet grows to acknowledge the environmental issues of climate change and global warming, emphasis on the rising temperatures, sea levels, and weather impacts on human civilization have been at the forefront of raising awareness. If nothing else, the historical trend of mankind’s development has indicated our collective sense of self-importance, centering the issue…

Error Not Found: Internet Access as a Human Right

During a global pandemic with no end in sight, our screens became the avenue for which we conduct our daily lives. Nowadays, we go to school, go to work, find information, and communicate all through the internet. According to Statista, around 4.57 billion people were active internet users as of July 2020, encompassing 59 percent…

The Not-Ok Boomers: COVID & the Elderly

Race. Sexuality. Gender. In the modern United States, there exists a growing acknowledgement of systemic inequalities, historically and presently, on the basis of these inherent factors, and more. As public consciousness in the US grows intersectional, age and ageism have emerged as topics of discussion. To many youth, issues like voting age minimums and demographics…

The Importance of Recognizing Each Other as a Human Being

The Importance of Recognizing Someone as a Human Being For us to have any conception of human rights, we must first determine what it means to be human. We feel comfortable recognizing the billions of people living in the world as people who should be afforded the same decency as us, simply because they are…

Fire and Fury: Greece and Its Migrants

With the onset of the twin catastrophes that were the 2015 Migrant Crisis and the European Financial Crisis, an obscure far-right party started making gains in the southeast European country of Greece. Golden Dawn comes from humble beginnings. Founded in 1985 by Nikolaos Michaloliakos for a “fringe group of fanatics who simply gathered in their…

Thailand in Movement

This year in the month of September, Thailand exploded with pro-democracy protests. In an event in Bangkok, young people in Harry Potter costumes gathered together to demand the military step away from daily life and politics, brandishing chopsticks and batons as wands to wish this true. Students gather for flash protests and take pictures holding…

The Right to Abortion Under Attack in the U.S. During COVID-19

In March of 2020 COVID-19 hit the United States in full force. Days after hearing the news of the outbreak my university cancelled school and many cities initiated a shelter in place. As I rushed to pack my belongings in order to move from my college town back to my childhood home I was preoccupied…

Shelter-in-Place without Shelter: Homelessness in the Age of COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to rapidly spread through our communities, cities, and countries, governments continue to enact and enforce social distancing and shelter-in-place measures. Schools and businesses have closed down. Most people in quarantine are working remotely while trying to find amusements that will entertain them from the safety of their homes. Most of us have…