Sahana Thirumazhusai

Class of 2019


  • Modern books reflect the realities of society

    Literature is meant to be a lens through which we view the world. It's not the only lens, by any means, but it's one that is ingrained in our education systems and in our daily lives. From a young age, we learn about classic stories — books that everyone knows to some degree: Romeo and Juliet, Animal Farm, for instance. Books that have themes that resonate with all of us in their own ways, eve...

    Forum | February 19, 2018
  • U.S. must stop stalling global women's rights

    It’s 1979. The Iranian Hostage Crisis has just ended. There’s been a coup in Nicaragua, and a war between China and Vietnam. The world is complex, constantly shifting between peace and tension in every region.

    Forum | December 5, 2016
  • Bigotry, in shadows since Obama’s election, comes to light with Trump’s

    Since the election last week, the country has been full of heated arguments on the President-elect. Many of those upset with the outcome have taken to the streets protesting, while others use social media to share their opinions. Race, religion, and identity have all played major roles in many of these interactions.

    Forum | November 14, 2016
  • Buzzword-filled ‘debate’ overshadows country’s real issues

    Since the first presidential debate of 2016, the internet has been abuzz. Everyone, from media pundits to Twitter aficionados are trying to decide which candidate won the debate: business tycoon Donald Trump or former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
    While the winner isn’t clear, the loser is; every single one of us who tuned in, hoping that bringing these two divisive candidates on the same s...

    Forum | October 3, 2016