Category: Features

The Wall Street Journal Is Mainstream Disinformation

The Factual Decline of an American Newspaper The Trump presidency has impacted many American institutions deleteriously, news media being one of the most egregious examples. However, the decline of factual, unbiased reporting has largely proliferated in the dark corners of the web that were formerly only frequented by the political extreme. It is one of… Read more »

Trump’s Infection Was Inevitable

The president’s minimization of Covid-19 led to the complacency which caught him the virus Perhaps the greatest surprise of Trump’s infection was that it took him over eight months since the first U.S. case of Covid-19 to contract the virus. He spent these months minimizing the pandemic, unrelenting even when it arrived at American shores…. Read more »

Lions on the Horizon: Venture Capital and African Tech

We already know the big names. With the advent of the global tech economy in the past two decades, two powerhouses have come to dominate the world of startup innovation: the US and, in its footsteps, China. Africa, however, is often left out of this conversation. Here’s what people don’t talk about: Africa is a… Read more »

Strikes or Stagnation? The Strife of the Modern American Laborer

In today’s seemingly hyper-efficient economy, people expect things to just work. American corporations are well aware of increased consumer demand elasticity when things don’t function the way they are supposed to; this is the reason internet companies such as Facebook prioritize minimal downtime over all else. When things malfunction, hiccup, or slow down, consumers notice… Read more »

Inequality and State Influence in the Russian Third Sector

Since 2012, several laws have been enacted restricting Russian civil society organizations (CSOs), specifically targeting human rights and other political groups, while favoring service-providing organizations. This method of both promotion and suppression results in a skewed civil society rather than a diverse, inclusive one. Background Russian civil society has been through many iterations since the… Read more »

The Chronicles of an Evil Genius: Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos

Introduction: To many, the words “Silicon Valley” might conjure up an image of a utopian society light years ahead of the rest of the world, where robotic technology controls daily life and the lavish campuses at Google and Facebook are the industry norm. The techie enclave — a conglomeration of cities mainly in San Mateo… Read more »

Crazy Rich Asians Deserves our Love and Attention

To many, Crazy Rich Asians was a “must-watch” or a check on the bucket list. For others, it was just another insignificant rom-com that hit Hollywood. Released in August of 2018, the movie depicts much more than a simple love story. Hollywood has suppressed the Asian-American voice since inception, but this movie epitomizes the diversity… Read more »

Color in a White House: The Obamas Reimagined

The Presidential Portraits exhibition of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery houses presidential art ranging from a bust of Woodrow Wilson to a gold-framed photograph of Martin van Buren. Evoking emotional responses from warmth to awe, the Presidential Portraits claim to “tell the American story,” and the newest chapter about to be included is that of… Read more »

Why Culture Cannot Be Our Politics

There has not been a time in recent memory during which the liberal cause was in more desperate need of something new. In an election where the GOP nearly imploded before running Donald Trump as its candidate, the Democrats got swept. As the current iteration of the Democratic party is woefully short of leadership and… Read more »