Cassie Scanlon

Class of 2020


  • ‘Mentally ill’ does not describe Trump

    The 2016 election was anything but normal and has left the United States in a state of heightened tensions. When the president who wins an election loses the popular vote, political polarization runs rampant and scrutiny is microscopic. Donald Trump has the lowest approval ratings of any recent president. While cr...

    Forum | February 27, 2017
  • Gender bias still hinders women’s progress in STEM fields

    A hundred years ago, women did not have the right vote. Today, women not only have the right to vote, but can also hold public office. College education is no longer something reserved for men. In 2014, the world saw the first woman win a Nobel Prize in mathematics. In 2016, the United States saw the first female candidate nominated for president by a majority political party, and the first female...

    Forum | February 13, 2017
  • ‘Gag rule’ risks women’s healthcare, free speech

    The day after President Trump took office, women in Washington, D.C. and across the globe marched for women’s rights. President Trump walked in on his first official weekday as President, took in the Oval Office, s...

    Forum | January 30, 2017
  • Teachers play vital role in polarization

    Somewhere at a high school in America, there is a student sitting at a desk, eagerly awaiting today’s lecture. The teacher walks to the front of the room, takes a deep breath, and then says “before I begin today, there is an issue I need to address.”

    Forum | November 14, 2016
  • Montreal pit bull ban demonizes dogs, violates animal rights

    This past Wednesday, a judge in Montreal struck down a ban on pit bulls. The ban would have halted the adoption of pit bulls, and required current pit bull owners to obtain a $150 permit and muzzle their dogs outdoors, even in their own back yards, and require them to keep their dogs on a four foot l...

    Forum | October 10, 2016