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How We Internalized Capitalism: A Look Into The Psyche of The American Worker

Author: Luiza Calvacante (Leftist) Seven months ago on a chilly Sunday in late April, Washington’s State Capitol building was swarming with Right-Wing protestors demonstrating anti-lockdown sentiments. The protest brought together fiscal conservatives and civil libertarians in a flurry of star-spangled paraphernalia, brazen, maskless faces, and more than a few picket signs reading, “Give me liberty or give me death.” Though seeming all too out of … Continue reading How We Internalized Capitalism: A Look Into The Psyche of The American Worker

A Complicated Patchwork: You Shouldn’t Feel Bad If You Don’t Understand U.S Healthcare

  Author: Alexandra Djonovic (Left Leaning) I would have never believed you if you told me, a proud and archetypal member of Generation Z, that I would be coaching disgruntled adults, sometimes significantly older than myself, on what a deductible is. Some things are too emblematic of adulthood, and grasping healthcare in this country is one of those things. And yet here I am.  I work … Continue reading A Complicated Patchwork: You Shouldn’t Feel Bad If You Don’t Understand U.S Healthcare

The Young Women Entering the Workforce During a Pandemic

Author: Teresa Mettela (Left Leaning) Khadija Malik, a recent graduate from George Washington University, has just entered the workforce as a Pakistani woman during a global pandemic. Although in the span of just a few months she has found job security as a paralegal at the New York District Attorney’s Office, the same cannot be said for many of her female colleagues.  With the current economic … Continue reading The Young Women Entering the Workforce During a Pandemic

Why Agricultural Workers are STILL Being Underpaid

Author: CAMILA RIOS MOLINA Gianna Nino, a graduate student at Stanford University, faced job insecurity alongside millions of Americans during the pandemic. She decided to follow in her family’s footsteps and pick fruits at a Bay Area farm. In a viral tweet reaching a quarter-million people, she wrote, “I’m about to finish up my time in the fields and wanted everyone to know that we … Continue reading Why Agricultural Workers are STILL Being Underpaid

State of Affairs, 2020

Author: Henri Robert (Progressive Democrat) & Andrew Taramykin (Progressive Democrat) In January 2020, U.S. News reported that the perceived trustworthiness of the United States around the world had fallen by more than 50% since 2016. The decline, which was the steepest of any country evaluated in the Best Countries Index, reflects more than just a global wariness of the administration of President Donald J. Trump. … Continue reading State of Affairs, 2020

Bald Eagle: America’s Bird

Author: John Bedell (Democrat) Ah, the Bald Eagle. With grace and majesty it floats through the air, the stark white head stands out against the cloudless blue sky. Spotting a pine tree, our friend the Eagle calmly comes to a landing on the thickest branch, three-quarters of the way up the tree, and surveys the land below, the yellow beak maintaining a noble smirk as … Continue reading Bald Eagle: America’s Bird

Small Businesses, Big Impact: How the USPS Helps Individuals Reach the American Dream

Author: Teagan Milford (Moderate Democrat) The United States Postal Service is one of the most American institutions that we have in place. It’s more than just a symbol of democracy; it’s a key to fulfilling the democratic ideals of opportunity, equality, and liberty upon which the United States was founded. Its importance as a means of delivering newspapers, keeping families in contact, organizing business deals, … Continue reading Small Businesses, Big Impact: How the USPS Helps Individuals Reach the American Dream

U is for Universal Pre-K

Author: John Bedell (Democrat) As the story of the 3 Little Pigs went, it was the house of bricks that withstood the relentless blow of the Big Bad Wolf. This story is one that is told quite often in Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K). Coincidentally, this exposure to ABCs, circle time, and flashcards, or lack thereof, has the potential to be a foundation of brick or a foundation … Continue reading U is for Universal Pre-K

USA 1001: Intro to Democracy

Author: Andrew Taramykin (Progressive Democrat) “The line used to be out the door.” Those were the wistful words of the Boys State Chairman for American Legion Post 286 when I interviewed to be selected for the prestigious–albeit less well-known than in yesteryear–youth government program. There were just twelve young men there from three area high schools. Post 286 serves most of the city of Orlando, … Continue reading USA 1001: Intro to Democracy

The Problem with Cutting Arts Education

Author: Teagan Milford (Moderate Democrat) Nineteenth-century scholar, philosopher, and psychologist John Dewey wrote, “If I were asked to name the most needed of all reforms in the spirit of education, I should say: ‘Cease conceiving of education as a mere preparation for later life, and make it the full meaning of the present life.” In today’s educational climate, many students feel disengaged in a public … Continue reading The Problem with Cutting Arts Education

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