Brussels, Belgium January 17, 2018 / 4:50PM Thursday-Saturday, January 11-13: Model European Union Conference These three days were consumed with debating European politics at Vesalius College. I was representing the prime minister of Portugal on the European Council, and we focused on issues of cyber security within the EU. At night, we explored the notorious … Continue reading Traveling Thoughts: Days 4-9
Brussels, Belgium January 11, 2018 / 2:40PM I've consumed an ungodly amount of chocolate today (chewing a chocolate croissant as I type this), and it's safe to say I'm living my best life. I'm oddly energized despite the lack of sleep and jetlag, which probably has something to do with the excess of chocolate and … Continue reading Traveling Thoughts: Days 2 & 3
Brussels, Belgium January 9, 2018 / 9:51PM I'm writing this in a very confused state as I'm running on about 3 hours of sleep, and while I'm about to go to bed, my body still thinks its 4:00 in the afternoon. Nonetheless, I wanted to record my thoughts while they were still fresh. I've officially … Continue reading Traveling Thoughts: Day 1
Women have been a force in political news this month for reasons both exciting, disheartening, and an interesting mix of the two. From the surge of women gearing up to run in the 2018 elections to the surge of women coming forward to share their experiences of sexual abuse by powerful men, one thing is … Continue reading Women in Politics: November 2017
In the age of digital reporting, journalists feel pressure to break news as soon as it happens. When being the first to report on an event becomes a newsroom's priority, is anything lost or compromised in the journalism profession? Christine Loman, Social Media Editor at Syracuse.com, says even in the age of fast-paced social media … Continue reading Credible Reporting vs. Complete Reporting: The Importance of Context in Social Media Journalism
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
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?