Presidential press conferences have become a battleground in the past year, specifically within the past week. Videos of altercations between the press, Trump and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders have circulated around social media and news organizations. These incidents do not help the reputation of on an already controversial presidential administration.
When the Boy Scouts of America made the decision to allow girls to enter in 2017, one of the more surprising voices of dissent came not from old right wingers, but rather from the Girl Scouts of America themselves. They believed, rightfully so, that the BSA’s move would drain their membership and put their organization in jeopardy.
The most common excuse for not voting in elections is simply “I’m not very political.” That statement alone reeks of privilege. To be able to look past everything that is wrong with this country is privilege.
The United States was ostensibly founded on two main notions: liberty from tyranny and proportional representation in the affairs of state. While the country has faltered on these two notions since the founding, today there is at least one area that so clearly deserves attention.
Following the release of their fourth studio album on Friday Nov. 9, American rock band Imagine Dragons went viral, but not because of their album’s success. Instead, the group was the focus of a joke, being branded as the new Nickelback, a band with a long history of being mercilessly mocked.
Thanks to the #MeToo movement, coming forward about incidents regarding sexual abuse has become easier. Yet, major organizations ignore sexual misconduct every day. American institutions, from colleges to corporations, must publicly address instances of sexual misconduct if there is any hope of putting an end to it.
The ashes of Matthew Shepard, who became a national symbol of deadly violence against gay people after his brutal murder in 1998, were finally laid to rest at the Washington National Cathedral on Oct. 26.
The definition of exotic is “not native to the place where it is found” or “mysteriously different or unusual,” according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Along with America’s ever-growing diversity comes the use of the word “exotic” to describe people of non-white ethnicities.
It is 2018 and women have made tremendous strides across various sectors politically, economically and socially. In North America, women account for over half of the entry-level workforce in financial services.