Listening to Kendrick’s album, I realized how important it is to listen to black artists. The fact is, I, as a white American, will never be able to understand how systematic racism feels firsthand.

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Richard Nixon is one of the most infamous names in U.S. history. Since the inception of the country, few scandals have ever reached the heights of Watergate. Though never impeached, he only avoided this fate by resigning. This year, Donald Trump seems to be on his way to reaching Nixon’s level of notoriety. Plagued with […]

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With the recent news of Prince Harry’s engagement to American actress Meghan Markle, the royal family is dominating the news yet again. But the recent attention on the British royal family brings up the topic of monarchies in general. It is interesting to think about how long they’ve lasted and how their roles have differed, […]

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No. The answer to that absurd question is no. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway blockbuster is  still very much alive.   It’s been more than two years since I first heard the soundtrack to the musical, and to this day, you can still catch me strolling down Commonwealth Avenue blasting “Satisfied.” But what about the soundtrack makes […]

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While Americans struggle to cope with sexual assault claims on renowned politicians such as U.S. Sen. Al Franken, a major shake-up has occurred in Southern African politics.  Zimbabwe is a quasi-democratic country – despite the systems supposedly in place, the current prime minister has been in charge without interruption since 1980. Ninety-three-year-old Robert Mugabe’s reign […]

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If you’re anything like me, you’re fed up with this current administration and need some sort of relief. For me, I’ve taken up Aaron Sorkin’s “The West Wing,” and by far, this is the best decision I’ve made in 2017. “The West Wing” is everything a show needs to be: intriguing, informative and absolutely incredible. […]

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With all the controversy surrounding the 2016 presidential election in the United States, many of us assume that our elections were a singularity. However, in looking at the many other elections going on around the world, we can see a trend of corruption. Though Robert Mueller’s special investigation may seem like a big deal to […]

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