Deborah Jeong, IS - Political Science '21 In the enormously popular Marvel film, Black Panther, the question of national identity and pride is explored at great lengths. A scene that stuck with me was the scene in which the antagonist is stealing a priceless artifact from a British museum. When told by the curator that … Continue reading National Art in Foreign Hands
Hector Guzman - IS-Sociology, ‘19 This Spring, my social media was flooded with pictures and posts about the age-old high school tradition that is Prom. While it has been years since I even attended Prom, it is mostly the same experience—a one-night-only affair where the popular and not-so-popular congregate together and dance (or jump erratically) … Continue reading On Cultural Appropriation
Dylan Losee, Political Science - International Relations, '21 Corsica is a Mediterranean island of misty, shrubby hills with one-lane roads winding their ways through forgotten pastures. Seaside cliffs dominate the coast, occasionally giving way to sloping beaches and chic French getaway towns painted in a flurry of pastels. Farther inland, run-down barns linger on the landscape … Continue reading Mystical Island
Nickolas Emilio - Political Science, '19 The life of a student can often be stressful. College students today are tasked with pursuing academic excellence while trying to juggle work, their social lives, and extracurriculars. Prospects for even the best students can be dismal as they vie for positions in an increasingly competitive job market in … Continue reading Immigration and Education in the Trump Era: A DACA Perspective
Lili Zhang, IS Business ‘19 In the midst of a warm summer, my family and I were sitting by our living room entertained by the dancing colors in the sky of Margarita Island and the noise from our TV. Suddenly, the movie we were watching was interrupted by a national speech through a live broadcast. … Continue reading Venezuela: How Socialism Shaped a Country
Pamela Nguyen, IS - Business, '19 When I was around ten-years old, I remember my mom scolding me, “You act just like those American girls”, after I had talked back to her about whatever it was that ten-year olds tend to defy their parents about. I then retorted, “I am an American girl, Mom!” But … Continue reading Am I Really Vietnamese?
Mekalyn Steve, IS - Literature, '19 The air was thick with ash and the sun was left encapsulated inside a pinhole in the sky, glowing with a hazy red hue. Had I known that the slash and burn method was practiced in Laos that time of year, I might have saved my lungs a few … Continue reading A Night on the Mekong