Opinion: Americanization and Immigration

Khalil Gordon Griffin Contributor On Dec. 19 of 2013, my mother and I emigrated from Jamaica to the United States, making me an immigrant. While I was not born in the USA, American culture was a very prevalent part of my childhood. I grew up on a lot of the same shows, a lot of the same movies, a lot of the same games, … [Read more...]

Opinion: European Perspective: The Syrian Refugee Crisis

Francesca McKernon Assistant Opinion Editor The mass influx of immigrants and refugees seeking asylum are the direct results of political instability and warfare extending into civilian areas. Countries notorious for creating refugees based on their unethical political systems include Syria, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Lebanon, … [Read more...]

Opinion: Immigration Glossary

Asylum Seeker: A person who has left their country of origin and formally applied for asylum in another country but whose application has not yet been concluded. (Via refugeecouncil.org) Arab Spring: A conflict that arose in Syria in 2001 from the discontent of residents against their dictator ruled governments. DACA: Deferred … [Read more...]

Opinion: A Selfish and Selfless Fear

Bailey McOwen Griffin Contributor When a country faces acts of foreign terrorism, there is a sense of fear that boils within its citizens and adds to the ever-growing list of biases they collect throughout a lifetime. Social, racial, ethnic and cultural differences make up how we view and hold onto these acts of terrorism, and … [Read more...]

Opinion: Experiencing Immigration

Margaret Treichler Griffin Contributor Upon my return from a weekend of learning about and lobbying for Immigration reform, I felt it was important for me to share my own experience with Immigration, through the Kino Border Initiative. The Kino Border Initiative is an organization dedicated to migrant rights. Their mission … [Read more...]

Opinion: Growing Up Undocumented in a Documented World

Diego Quintos This is going to be a personal account of what it’s like being a kid and growing up in a foreign place, where your legal status carries so much weight. Where at the age of 10, you were labeled as an “illegal alien,” and that phrase carried shame through most of my life. Where you had to make sure you were … [Read more...]

From last week: Opinion: Shooting in Pittsburgh made me realize I’m taking life for granted

Abby Wojcik Features Editor Growing up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh was great because I lived in a small enough town that allowed me to know my neighbors well and drive to the movies with my friends in the evening whenever I wanted, but it was also a close enough drive to downtown, which offered me big concerts and great city … [Read more...]

Opinion: Decorum in the White House – Trumped by Narcissism

Francesca McKernon Assistant Opinion Editor The position of president of the United States requires a certain amount of decorum, or properness, in order to positively represent the nation. The president and his staff’s decorum affect not only them, but the country they are the spokespeople for. The U.S.’s reputation is based on … [Read more...]

Opinion: What to Expect When You’re Expecting Defeat

Bailey McOwens Griffin Contributor It’s almost the end of the semester, so I think it would be beneficial if we all, as a group, tried to get in a mindset where we can accept our potential defeats with as little harm as possible. After hours of research and many sleepless nights, I think I’ve finally found a source that can prepare … [Read more...]

Opinion: Experiencing Immigration

Margaret Treichler Griffin Contributor Upon my return from a weekend of learning about and lobbying for Immigration reform, I felt it was important for me to share my own experience with Immigration, through the Kino Border Initiative. I hope this article helps to humanize the current Immigration crisis to event just one person. Day … [Read more...]


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