Advocating for Latin-American Rights: the Issues are Personal, and Complicated

Ithaca College junior Joe Cruz speaks on being both an activist and an ally: a Mexican-American advocating for the rights of a community that he feels at once connected to and removed from. "I needed to take action." After hearing of the deportation of Jose Guzman-Lopez last spring, a Mexican immigrant in Ithaca, New York … Continue reading Advocating for Latin-American Rights: the Issues are Personal, and Complicated

Women’s Health Care Protections Under Threat by Trump Administration

The Trump administration announced today it is rescinding the Obama-era Affordable Health Care Act requirement that all employers must provide health coverage which covers birth control for its female employees. Employers can now easily claim a moral or religious objection to providing such coverage, leaving women at an increased risk of having no access to … Continue reading Women’s Health Care Protections Under Threat by Trump Administration

Vegas: At least 59 dead, hundreds injured. Why won’t we call this terrorism?

The unspoken white privilege in being characterized as a "lone wolf" gunman. The Attack On the evening of Sunday, October 1 in Las Vegas, a gunman opened fire on a crowd at a country music concert from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel. So far, the death toll is recorded at 59, with … Continue reading Vegas: At least 59 dead, hundreds injured. Why won’t we call this terrorism?

Cornell University Debates Hate Speech Protections

Sept. 27, 2017: Facing mounting racial tensions on campus, Cornell University struggles to balance free speech and student safety. After multiple racially-charged incidents on Cornell’s campus in the past few weeks, members of the university's Student Assembly are calling on the administration to issue a meaningful response that will prevent future attacks on students of color and live up to the … Continue reading Cornell University Debates Hate Speech Protections