Livin’ the Iowa Election Season

For the political activist in us all, the presidential election every four years highlights once again the hopeful, lofty goals to fix it all, the absolute tragedy of every former president by their opposition, and of course brings screaming into light volatile politics at family Thanksgiving. Consequently, election season makes it easy for everyone to […]

A Different Kind of Republican

Back in 2013, being the political junkie I am, noticed a rising star in the Republican party. He was different from your average Republican politician, and at the same time, refreshingly unique. Even then, way back in 2013, I knew he was going to run for President.  On October 12th, Republican Presidential candidate Senator Rand […]

A postcard from Hell

Aloyce J. M. Jr.–Staff Writer So far, my life at Cornell had been exciting and—although my recent calamity and grieves have destroyed and reduced it to a ghost-like life—thinking about it will always evoke fond memories. At Cornell, I have learned to adjust myself and have come into physical contact with all the evils of […]

Gilman Scholarship winner goes to Korea

Gina Williams–Guest Writer Seoul, South Korea – A beautiful city that has it all: city landscape intertwined with gorgeous mountains, delicious food, fashion and cultural passion. And thanks to the Gilman Scholarship, I got to experience it. There’s never a dull moment in Seoul. And in this homogenous society, the chances of enhancing your “Seoulful […]

A Spiderman among Libertarians

Gerin Eaton–Staff Writer After trying and failing to begin this reflection piece numerous times, I’ve finally found a starting point through which to introduce my general thoughts on libertarianism, courtesy of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man. Peter Parker and his uncle, Ben, are seated in their car on 5th Avenue, having your typical adult-adolescent failed-conversation, as Peter […]

The need for civic education

Alyssa Zavislak–Staff Writer United States education has been an increasing concern for many people, politicians, parents, students, teachers, etc. We are all familiar with standardized tests and how these tests have historically measured our aptitude in subjects such as math, science, reading and language. While the United States education system places emphasis on students reaching […]

Marx was wrong

by Neil McCray–Co-Editor-in-Chief I’ve been thinking about Karl Marx’s arguments about the exploitation of the proletariat by the bourgeois a lot lately. I have a few problems with his arguments, and I finally decided to write out the arguments so I can see how they all work together. Marx’s argument that the proletariat is exploited […]

The F-word

Alyssa Zavislak–Staff Writer Arguably, there has never been a single united front of feminism. Rather, there have been different types and periods of feminism, some more well-known than others. In the United States, Americans are probably most familiar with the Suffrage Movement, which brought about the 19th amendment (women’s right to vote). While our familiarity […]