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This week, Skidmore welcomed distinguished Russian democratic oppositionist Vladimir Kara-Murza, who believes the 2020s will bring a long awaited democratic change to Russia’s politics, refuting the myth that Russian society is not fit for democratic rule.
On the campaign trail, then-candidate Trump promised to build a wall, restrict immigration, and end DACA. It has now been a year since President Trump has assumed office and his promises are yet to be fulfilled.
Oprah Winfrey recently set the Internet ablaze when her Golden Globe's speech inspired people to call for her candidacy in the 2020 presidential run. While “President Oprah” may be intriguing, America should be looking for someone with a firm grip on policy-making and years of experience who knows how to maneuver through the system rather than another celebrity.
Like many Skidmore students, David Brooks, a world renowned journalist who is currently a conservative writer at the New York Times, was surprised by Trump’s win. To get to the bottom of what happened, Brooks spent 18 months in “Trumpland.” What he found was Americans who recognized Trump’s character flaws, but nonetheless regarded him as their “shot at change.”
In the past few years the intensity of mass shootings have gone up, yet our elected officials have done nothing in response. While the NRA definitely has a major role to play in influencing congressmen and women to curb gun control, it is us, the American people who are to blame.
On Friday Nov. 17, students and faculty from the Political Science Department travelled to SUNY Adirondacks for a night of discussion on global citizenship.
2017 marks the centennial anniversary of women’s suffrage in the New York State. While the efforts of thousands of women in the Women’s Suffrage Movement were integral toward gaining voting rights, the movement’s blatant racism should not go unnoticed.
Last week, the Constitutional Court in Southern Germany recognized third gender in official state documents and certificates. The Court is giving the country’s Parliament until the end of next year to implement this.
On Monday, accredited consultant/adviser and “cultural translator” Tayo Rockson, with origins from Nigeria, came to Skidmore. He delivered a talk on the significance of the International Education Week.
Jael Silliman is an author, scholar, and women’s rights advocate who started a collaborative online media archive that is devoted to preserving the memory of Indian Jewish communities. On Nov. 8, Silliman came to Skidmore to speak to students.
America has the worst gun violence rate compared to any other country, making it evident that changes need to be made. Countries like Australia have adopted legislations that have fully eradicated mass shootings. Why are we not doing the same?
We’re in an age of rapid accessibility and diversity of information. Our smart devices are becoming smarter, manipulating us to make decisions we otherwise would not make. What is the effect of technological developments in our lives?
Each year, 56 million animals are killed for food. That means if humans killed each other at the same rate that we kill animals, we would be extinct in a mere 17 days. Female animals, however, are brutalized at an even higher rate than the male animals.
On Oct. 7, United States announced its withdrawal from UNESCO, claiming the organization has anti-Israeli bias. The withdrawal will be fully implemented by the end of next year, by when the country will owe UNESCO $600 million.
On Wednesday, Oct. 18, Bassam Eid, a Palestinian refugee and human rights activist gave a lecture at Skidmore. However, the lecture focused on critiquing Palestinian efforts and did not acknowledge all of the conflict’s main actors, namely Israel.
Emily Barth’18 is a social work student who spent her summer working at a non-profit organization that works to help serve the needs of the homeless population, as well as the needs of those at risk of becoming homeless.
There is an ongoing genocide in the Rakhine state of Myanmar. An entire people are being driven out of their land. The United States is the only country on Earth that can, and therefore must, intervene in Myanmar.
Judge Francine Vero is the first woman appointed to the position of City Court Judge in Saratoga Springs. She is seeking election by the public in the upcoming election on Nov. 7.
After nearly five years of drought, California is experiencing some of the worst wildfires in the state's history. In the beginning of October, the wildfires broke records, causing a death toll of 41. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says 245,000 acres have been burned and more than 5,700 structures have been destroyed.
On Oct. 9, Trevor Noah and Neal Brennan assessed the debate on gun control by joking about getting NFL players to hold up AR-15s in order to provoke legislators to pass a reasonable, preventative bill. Do talk show hosts realize the magnitude of their power and the impacts of their “jokes?”