After months of deleting the apps on my phone only to re-download them in moments of boredom, I finally deleted my accounts on all but one social media platform. This seemingly inconsequential act has had a profound impact on my life so far.
On Friday, President Donald Trump announced a “national emergency” at the border. He said immigrants were coming to the U.S. more “than probably we’ve ever had before.” He said most drugs don’t come in from “ports of entry.” He also said immigrants invade the U.S. with crimes.
I’m 16 and I’m watching Margot Robbie explain subprime mortgages while she’s taking a bubble bath in the film, “The Big Short.” “These risky mortgages are called subprime, so whenever you hear subprime, think s––t,” she said and tosses back a glass of champagne.
When I first met my girlfriend five years ago in high school, I was rocking the 2009 Justin Bieber hairstyle. I wore snapbacks, dressed in clothes that probably did not fit me and put on high-top Jordan shoes every day. I still do not know what she saw in me, but I am grateful she saw something.
A year ago, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School galvanized the world when they marched and protested for stricter gun regulations after an armed student killed 17 of their friends and schoolmates. The high school students became media sensations as they charged legislators to be “adults” and protect kids.
It's hard to watch someone you admire suffer. Last year, my favorite musician lost someone she loved and still became the general public’s scapegoat for his death. TMZ then reported she broke off her engagement with her fiancé and she was laughed at for the short-winded relationship.
Let me tell you a story about the night I blacked out. The story actually begins the morning after. I woke up in my dorm room in only a bra. My phone, keys, the rest of my clothes and my dignity were nowhere to be found.
We’ve heard his songs. We’ve anticipated his albums. Now, 21 Savage is the subject of burnt-out memes. On Sunday, rapper 21 Savage was arrested in Atlanta, Georgia by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to ICE’s spokesperson Bryan Cox.
Blackface isn’t just a southern thing. It’s not an archaic form of racism, either. Blackface still happens today and there’s no excuse for it.
None of the Spectrum editors’ families were majorly affected by the recent government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history. But we’ve heard the stories. The shutdown, which halted funding for roughly one quarter of the federal government, lasted 35 days. It impacted roughly 800,000 federal workers, some who live paycheck to paycheck.
When I signed up for The Spectrum’s writing course, I was excited for all the things I would learn: how to write, report and conduct interviews. I thought that, maybe one day, I’d even be good enough to be an editor. But the one lesson I wasn’t anticipating –– the one I now face every day –– is how to deal with rejection.
Christmas, family, snow? More like finals, seasonal depression, no. Winter welcomes some of the best, and worst, times of the year. Students especially find themselves caught up in the holiday hubbub, with 18- to 30-year-olds being the prime targets for seasonal depression.
George H.W. Bush should be celebrated as a bipartisan Republican president, still recognized for his entire historyBy Editorial Board | Dec. 2, 2018
George Bush, the 41st U.S. president, was a man of sweetness and decency, an old-fashioned aristocrat who spent more than 40 years in public service and who knew the value of compromise. He was also a middleman when he needed to be.
In his Presidential farewell address, George Washington warned the country about the dangers of political parties. In his opinion, the “alternate domination” of one party over the other –– and the coinciding efforts to exact revenge upon party opponents –– can lead to “frightful despotism.” Given his strong opinion, I think Washington would be astounded — and even disappointed — at the current state of American politics.