It has been a rough week. Following the news of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. the country has found itself, yet again, revisiting the gun control debate. 14 high school students and three staff members tragically were killed, the youngest student was just 14 years old. This school shooting is fundamentally different for a very important reason: the victims and survivors all grew up … Continue reading Let’s Make This the Last Conversation on Gun Control
By Kassel Franco Garibay More than half of the children in the world are not learning. According to the UNESCO Institute of Statistics’ 2017 report, more than 617 million children and adolescents are not achieving basic proficiency levels in reading or mathematics. Across the world only 6.7 percent of adults get the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree, and yet every day I am baffled by … Continue reading An Education on Education
Next week, the world will be tuning in to the 2018 Winter Olympics. Every four years, the international community turns their eyes to one of the greatest athletic events in the world. Throughout history, the Olympic Games have been regarded as a symbol of international cooperation and understanding amongst cultures, and this year is no different. Not for the first time, North and South Korea … Continue reading A Call for International Understanding
by Kassel Franco Garibay On January 21, 2017, I stood in the streets of New York City along with half a million people to march for women’s rights. To be completely fair, it was not so much marching as it was shuffling in one place for five hours, taking a ridiculously long time to advance a single block and then being stopped a few meters … Continue reading Keep Showing Up. Keep Showing Out.
Think twice the next time you raise one of your two empty and abled hands to press the button that opens the doors automatically to the EC or any other building on campus. Definitely think thrice if you are doing it so that you can drag your two lazy and abled feet inside. Or even if you have something in one of your hands, you … Continue reading Stop Pushing my Buttons and Open the Door
On December 15, 2017, Comcast unveils their new Super Fast Deluxe Internet Package- complete with unrestricted internet speeds, Netflix subscription, and complete social media access- all for the low, low price of $200 per month. Consumers can add on sports and gaming packages including access to ESPN and Xbox Live for only $15 per month more! Now that’s not the reality, at least for the … Continue reading There Is Still Time To Stop New Neutrality
There is nothing sexier than a bigot, amiright ladies? Blake Shelton was recently chosen as this year’s ‘sexiest man alive’ by People magazine, and for a solid second we all wondered how many beautiful men had to die to make this possible. We are not sure what standards are used to determine which man deserves this title, but they obviously do not care much about … Continue reading Stop Glorifying Men for being Mediocre