Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Interview with an International Student from Azerbaijan

Written by: AnonymousImage: Sunghwan Yoon / Flickr The armed clashes erupted between Azerbaijan and Armenia last year over the disputed status of Nagorno-Karabakh, a region that was internationally recognized as Azerbaijan but had been run by ethnic Armenians since 1994. This war ended with a peace agreement that halted the Azerbaijani offensive and significantly reduced the size of the Armenian control. While the war itself … Continue reading Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Interview with an International Student from Azerbaijan

An Age of Information? Or MIS-information?

by Nanditha Nagamani PraveenImage: Roman Kraft / Unsplash In the last few years, social media has bulldozed its way to being one of the most effective platforms for speaking out on social and political issues, and 2020 was no exception. From the coronavirus pandemic, to the US presidential elections, to the Indian farmer protests, public opinion has vastly been influenced and shaped by a maelstrom … Continue reading An Age of Information? Or MIS-information?

WE ARE(N’T) WHAT WE EAT

by Lara ChoyImage: Nico Smit / Unsplash It’s a chilly pandemic winter and three very different Torontonians secretly share in the same struggle. A recently unemployed server rushes down the sidewalk with spare cash from his roommate to pay for a few groceries. He passes a small apartment, where a single mother begins skipping meals to feed her two young children after remote learning eliminates … Continue reading WE ARE(N’T) WHAT WE EAT

The Biden Administration Must Push Harder for Navalny’s Release

by Yug YadavaImage: Liza Pooor / Unsplash On August 20, 2020, Alexei Navalny was hospitalized in Siberia, Russia after he reported pain when boarding a plane. This pain was later to be revealed as an effect of the nerve agent, Novichok—the same poison used by the Russian officials under Vladimir Putin to eliminate Navalny as he was Russia’s political opposition leader and a “threat” to … Continue reading The Biden Administration Must Push Harder for Navalny’s Release

Press the Recording Button! It’s Not That Hard.

by Irina JiangImage: Matheus Farias / Unsplash What is your first impression of online schooling? Flexible? Enjoyable? The answer for Kaijie Zhang, a former freshman student from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a private university in New York, would be “lethal”. On February 8th, 2021, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute posted a brief announcement on their website expressing their grief towards Kaijie’s passing. Though the university did not explicitly … Continue reading Press the Recording Button! It’s Not That Hard.

Afro-Brazilian Women Run for Office: The Answer to Underrepresentation

by: AnonymousImage: PT na Câmara / Flickr Race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, and social standing are just some examples of  what makes people different from one another. These differences, along with many others, are what make diversity possible in our world. Unfortunately, for all of those who believe that diversity is a source of beauty, there are just as many people who use these differences … Continue reading Afro-Brazilian Women Run for Office: The Answer to Underrepresentation