Abortion Debate – Which Candidate Do You Side With?
The abortion debate is one that is of huge concern this election year. “There has to be some form of punishment.”- Donald Trump “For the woman?”- Chris Matthews “Yeah, there has to be some form.”-Trump On March 30, Trump gave MSNBC’s Matthews this controversial dialogue on his stance on the pro-choice, pro-life debate in reference to whether or not women who undergo abortions should be reprimanded. Shortly after, Trump retracted his statement in exchange for another, less sexist statement against the act of abortion. “If Congress were to pass legislation making abortion illegal and the federal courts upheld this legislation, ... Read More
Don’t Let Adderall End the Party Early
When finals start, the Adderall flows. The practice of taking Adderall before an exam has evolved into a relatively accepted practice among college students. But what happens when you pop a pill before your first beer on Friday night? It’s 6 o’clock and the beginning of the weekend. All your friends are already picking out their outfits and putting on their makeup for a long night of drinking. “How am I going to go out tonight?,” you think to yourself as you flop onto your bed. After a long week of classes and exams, the exhaustion has overtaken you. Right ... Read More
If They Survive the Desert, What Next?
Hundreds of Central American migrants die in the scorching desert, get murdered by gangs, or are killed by falling off ‘La Bestia’ on their journey north towards America. However, thousands of migrants do make it to the United States. These people leave their own versions of hell, with dreams of making it to what they believe is heaven, the U.S. Even for the fortunate, the harrowing journey is not over. Once apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol, they become stuck in purgatory. News channels report undocumented immigrants being caught, or deported, but what happens to them in the meantime? “In Fiscal ... Read More
Who is Dayani Cristal?: Searching for the Identity of a Migrant
Migrant travelers found near the U.S-Mexico border are seen as bodies, not as humans. There are only two types of people: John Does’ and Jane Does.’ This is what led Director Marc Silver and Actor/Filmmaker Gael García Bernal to travel the journey of one unfortunate migrant found dead and alone in the Arizona Desert, just a 20 minute car ride from Tucson. ‘Who is Dayani Cristal?,’ encompasses the struggles that many migrants devoted to making it to the “promise land” face. Through his family’s own words and the movements of Bernal, a narrative is formed in finding the identity behind ... Read More
Long Islander Turned Social Media Intern
Laying in bed, scrolling through pages of intern and job opportunities, with my mom’s voice in my head, “A degree is great, but not enough. You need real work experience.” This is how I spent most of my semester; stressed. Many of my friends searched for the highest paying internships, or the job with the shortest commute. However, I was looking for an opportunity that would allow me to use my education in Public Relations and Latin American studies in order to make a positive impact on the world, no matter how big or small. Growing up in a relatively ... Read More