"When Colin Kaepernick takes a knee, or Steph Curry says he does not want to go to White House, we feel as if we are being betrayed because we refuse to see black athletes as holistic individuals--only as extensions of our own civic pride and identity." -Kaila Cherry
"There have been several moments in which the course of history was permanently changed by a misstep or error made by someone who should have known better."- Ariela Simon
"In just 30 years, rates of college enrollment changed drastically, begging the question: how much societal and economic changes can occur in such a short time span?" -Annabelle Fields
"Women in the 1920s broke the status quo for the first time... Nearly 100 years later, this trend is escalating. More and more women are making the choice to not have children, or to have fewer children, in order to lead a more well-rounded life." - Annabelle Fields
U.S. representatives are currently in Iran negotiating a contract regarding Iran’s possible access of nuclear weapons in the near future. The contract, as it stands now, would put limited restrictions on Iran’s nuclear technological developments, which within a decade could prove fatal for the world.
Vaccination Situation - Kelsey Tostenson
To this day the debate on vaccination issue is alive and well with compelling arguments for both sides, but at the core of both arguments is a fear of the unknown.
As Americans, we pride ourselves on our first amendment rights, freedom of speech and religion—a right that many artists in particular have come to love first and foremost, as it allows them to create whatever they would like without fear of punishment. However, throughout history, and even in recent days, we can see instances where this right has been temporarily striped away and has divided us on whether it is more important to speak freely or remain politically correct. —Kelsey Tostenson