Tartan Board

Class of 3010


  • Universities must stand with international students

    Students with non-western sounding Asian names were targeted last week at Columbia University as vandals ripped the name tags off their doors. This happened in the wake of the Lunar New Year, a celebration welcoming the new year for the East Asian community. While the act itself might seem small, it’s enough to send a message of exclusion to the students targeted —one that has been echoed by Presi...

    Forum | February 13, 2017
  • Trump’s border policies threaten nation’s foundation

    On Jan. 27, 2017, President Donald Trump signed Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, which prohibits citizens and refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries from traveling and emmigrating to the United States. Th...

    Forum | February 6, 2017
  • Betsy DeVos’ lack of experience puts schools at risk

    Of all of Donald Trump’s controversial Cabinet picks, Betsy DeVos, his choice for Secretary of Education, has received a considerable — and much warranted — amount of criticism. DeVos is not an educator, nor does she have experience managing money or even applying for student loans — what she has done is substantial lobbying, mostly on behalf of [charter schools](http://www.freep.com/story/opinion...

    Forum | January 30, 2017
  • Local government can protect citizens from hostile feds

    The American federal government is built on a series of checks and balances. While the president is the most visible person in the American government, thier job is merely to enforce laws passed by Congress in a manner consistent with the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Constitution.

    Forum | December 5, 2016
  • Allegheny detention center violates basic human rights

    In early November, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) was investigating Shuman Juvenile Detention Center after a possible suicide attempt at the detention center. On Sept. 30, the Department i...

    Forum | November 21, 2016