The Significance of the EU and U.S. Trade War and What it Could Mean for the Future

by Yashaswi Bista Photo Credit: 75CentralPhotography Tensions between the U.S. and the EU have been volatile over the past years because of President Trump. Unless both the EU and the U.S. would like to see their economic power diminish and the face of the global market change forever, these relations need to improve. The EU agrees, and would like to see these relations improve, but … Continue reading The Significance of the EU and U.S. Trade War and What it Could Mean for the Future

Dividing States

Gerrymandering in South Carolina, where, in 2010, the Republican state legislature created 13 bizarrely shaped Congressional districts to maximize their electoral success by Lara Choy Photo Credit: Dominique5340 In March 1812, Elbridge Gerry, the Governor of Massachusetts, reluctantly signed a modest proposal that would fundamentally change the American electoral system. His fellow Democratic-Republican politicians, seeking an advantage in the next election, presented a plan to … Continue reading Dividing States

Today’s Youth is Suffering in a Different Way Than You May Think

by Monique Kasonga Image Source: Robert Lang With the one year anniversary of COVID-19’s arrival to Canada just around the corner, most Canadians are able to say how much their lives have drastically changed during this past year. Back in March, when most of the country found itself in quarantine, many of Canada’s youth experienced extra stress surrounding school, finance and future plans in general. … Continue reading Today’s Youth is Suffering in a Different Way Than You May Think

Biden Presidency: A New Age for Climate Change?

By Akina Nanayakkara  Image Credit: REUTERS/Susana Vera Cutting carbon emissions, investing in renewables, and moving away from fossil fuels are a few examples from a long list of actions that the US needs to secure for it to have a chance at winning the fight against climate change. During Donald Trump’s presidency, there has been little to no measures taken on climate change. Within the … Continue reading Biden Presidency: A New Age for Climate Change?

Why is Climate Change Still Not Solved?

By Kristin Cho Image Credit: Petra Wendeler Climate change is a nonlinear problem. Projections on climate change are unpredictable and probabilistic because of the many uncertain factors and their interactions. And we humans—by burning exceeding amounts of fossil fuels and chopping down green areas—are causing the average air temperatures to constantly and erratically rise, enhancing the greenhouse effect. From extreme weather conditions threatening food production … Continue reading Why is Climate Change Still Not Solved?

The United States Needs Iran like it needs Saudi Arabia

By Yug Yadava  Image Credit: Lobe Log The United States’ relationship with the two dominant forces in the Middle East, Iran, and Saudi Arabia has seen its fair shares of highs and lows over the past fifty years. Iran and the United States had a working relationship with each other from 1953 to 1979 after the overthrow of Iran’s democratically elected leader. The two countries … Continue reading The United States Needs Iran like it needs Saudi Arabia

QAnon: A Conspiracy Theory Gone Mainstream

By Lara ChoyImage Credit: NY Times It’s no surprise that certain conspiracy theories spread like wildfire on the more obscure parts of the Internet, but when anonymous forums and real life start to collide, things start to get more complicated and even dangerous. We often believe that such beliefs only exist on the fringes of society, but disinformation has increasingly found its way into the … Continue reading QAnon: A Conspiracy Theory Gone Mainstream

The Past and Present threat of opioids to the US

By Akina Nanayakkara  Picture Credit: KVC Health Systems Opium was first introduced in the US during the 1770s as a form of pain relief medicine. In the 1860s, during the Civil War, the use of opium became much more common after nurses and medical professionals observed opium having much stronger pain-relieving attributes than other medications that were being used. Nurses and medical professionals observed that … Continue reading The Past and Present threat of opioids to the US

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: The Ongoing Canadian Genocide

By Monique Kasonga Image Credit: Amnesty Canada When discussing genocide, Canada is definitely not the first country that comes to mind. Indigenous people have been targeted from the beginning of colonial Canada, displaced and awfully treated by the Canadian government with the goal of assimilation. There are many systemic factors that play into the mistreatment of Indigenous peoples in Canada. For example, outdated documents such … Continue reading Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: The Ongoing Canadian Genocide

China-U.S. Relations: Where is it going?

By Irina Jiang Image Credit: Orissa Post Every year, 360,000 students from China pay to attend higher education in the United States in hopes of a better future. However, with the pandemic and lockdown restrictions, the concept of schooling has shifted. Now, international students from China are being asked to log onto Zoom at 2 a.m to attend their required lectures. During the summer of … Continue reading China-U.S. Relations: Where is it going?