Confronting Islamophobia After Christchurch Shooting

Erin Zipman and Sufyan Siddiqui

March 30, 2019

Members of the Muslim community in Christchurch, New Zealand, gathered together on Friday, March 15th to pray. But an afternoon of faith would quickly disintegrate into one of horrifying violence after a radical white supremaci...

HR. 8 Gun Control Bill

Erin Zipman, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

After the struggle and strife of the past year, an aggressive gun control bill has entered the political stage. Gun control advocates have praised the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, which was introduced on January 8th b...

Habitat For Humanity’s Pasta Night

Erin Zipman, Staff Writer

March 24, 2019

Friday, March 22 was Habitat for Humanity’s Pasta Night fundraiser. Members chipped in with homemade delectable dishes of various noodles with savory sauces, including penne alla vodka, mac and cheese, and ziti bolognese, whi...

Up A Mountain Face, Ropeless

Erin Zipman, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

It takes someone with intense ambition and a slice of madness to decide to climb up a rock face without ropes, gear, or any sort of aid or protection–save a pair of climbing shoes and chalk for your hands. Especially when the...

Substantial Increase in Emissions, Despite Record Coal Retirement

Erin Zipman, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019

The United States shut down about 15 gigawatts of coal power energy in 2018 (twice that of 2017’s coal power plant retirements), according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. This amount is significant - ab...

Staggering Decimation of Life in Yemen

Erin Zipman, Staff Writer

November 21, 2018

Civil war in Yemen has been ravaging the country for three years. Houthi rebels have been engaged in bitter and bloody conflict with the Yemeni government. But it’s not just them - Saudi Arabia has been backing the Yemeni gov...

Scientists’ Open Letter Against Trump’s Gender Memo

Erin Zipman, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018

Just a few weeks ago, the Trump administration threatened to establish a distinctly binary legal definition of gender based on one’s genitals. In essence, it would eliminate transgender, intersex, and gender non-conforming peopl...

LGBTQ+ Rights Threatened Again – Let’s Not Look Away

Erin Zipman, Staff Writer

November 4, 2018

Last week, the Trump Administration proposed to rewrite the definition of gender under Title IX of the Education Amendments. Title IX prohibits gender-based discrimination in education programs or activities that receive fede...

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