Category: Op-Eds

Abortion refugees: the future of American abortion bans

Wikimedia Commons/Senate Democrats In 2011, El Salvadoran Maria Teresa Rivera woke up handcuffed to her hospital bed after enduring a miscarriage. In the eyes of Salvadoran law, her miscarriage was a guise for an illegal abortion, and she was sentenced to 40 years in prison for aggravated homicide. Separated from her 12-year-old son for four [...]

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A defense for performative activism

(Wikimedia Commons/Rhododendrites) Social media continues to be an ever-present phenomena in our lives, shaping our actions and the version of ourselves we share with the world. But the moment we allowed social media to take an important place in our lives, we made social activism an inherently empty act to gain clout as a conscious, [...]

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The importance of Platonian dialogue on our campus

(Creative Commons / Image Editor) In Plato’s “Republic,” Socrates explores the path to becoming a true philosopher by reaching ultimate enlightenment. To him, dialectical discussion is the best method of inquiry to acquire true knowledge — a fact that supersedes all opinion, theory and bias.  Socrates’ method entails asking questions, tolerating opposing ideas and shifting [...]

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Dead people should not be a staple of concerts and music festivals

Travis Scott Rodeo Tour, March 2015 (Creative Commons / thecomeupshow) Houston rapper Travis Scott always draws a crowd at his annual Astroworld Festival, and last year was no exception. Organizers and city officials had been preparing additional security detail to ensure that people remained safe throughout the show. The 50,000 concertgoers, many of whom had [...]

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Emory’s Newest Outrage: Flatlining Flatbread Quality | Satire

(Creative Commons/Richard Ricciardi) Disclaimer: This piece is intended to be purely satirical, and is not genuine criticism of a coffeehouse affected by COVID-19 created labor shortages. Please take this writing with a grain of salt! As college life slowly returns to normal following the start of the pandemic, Emory University students have found a new [...]

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