Madeline Kim

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  • Party affiliation, again, trumps ethics

    The quest for a replacement Associate Justice on the Supreme Court continues. After former Justice Anthony Kennedy began his retirement over the past summer, many people feared for the future of democracy and for policies regarding topics such as reproductive rights, freedom of speech, LGBTQ+ rights, and capital punishment. He was the vote that swung the ultimate decision in many cases over the pa...

    Forum | September 17, 2018
  • Ocasio-Cortez must debate to depolarize political climate

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seemed to have emerged out of nowhere. She defied odds by winning the Democratic primary in the 14th congressional district, replacing Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley. Ocasio-Cortez, an outspoken 28-year-old Latina woman, stands tall and echoes the new direction of the Democratic Party: abolishing the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), raising the hourly m...

    Forum | August 20, 2018
  • First years: You control your college experiences, so make them positive

    Picture this: it’s 2 a.m. and you’re scrolling through Instagram. Your best friend from home is grinning widely with his new girlfriend he met at rush. The girl who sits next to you in 3-D calc took an impromptu visit back home over the three-day weekend while you’re trying to map out how to juggle the assessments your professors conveniently saved for that weekend. Sure, you realize that nobody l...

    Forum | August 20, 2018
  • Avicii Tribute

    Tim Bergling, more well-known as Avicii, was found dead in Muscat, Oman on April 20, 2018. Six days later, his family heavily alluded that his cause of death was suicide. His family released a statement saying "our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions. An over-achieving perfectionist who travelled and worked hard at a pace that led to ext...

    Pillbox | April 30, 2018
  • Alex Jones of Infowars sued, First Amendment not threatened

    Conspiracies are usually things we laugh at. The claims are so often outlandish with little to no credible evidence supporting it. Whereas most of us can laugh off the absurdity of the theory claiming Katy Perry is secretly late child star JonBenet Ramsey, there are some that gain followers and turn sinister quickly. With the help of publicity, these can reach large audiences and blur the line bet...

    Forum | April 30, 2018

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