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When anyone casts their ballot in a normal year, they are fulfilling their civic responsibility as an American citizen. But this November, for the first time in a long time, there is a pandemic plaguing the U.S. during a presidential election. Illustration by Laura King

Mail-in voting is easy. Here’s why you should do it.

September 15, 2020

What does it mean to vote? When anyone casts their ballot in a normal year, they are fulfilling their civic responsibility as an American citizen. But this November, for the first time in a long time,...

Parkland, two years later

Parkland, two years later

February 14, 2020

Every year, Feb. 14 represents a day of love. Valentine's Day. But this year, and for every year of the rest of their lives, many people will not celebrate love and instead mourn the deaths caused by this...

The reality is that antisemitism is not going to end overnight, but there are steps that we all can take to fight it. / Illustration by Christine Park

Anti-Semitism in the U.S.: One Year After Pittsburgh

November 2, 2019

One year has passed since the shooter in the Tree of Life Synagogue took eleven innocent lives during Shabbat services on Oct. 27, 2018. The Tree of Life Synagogue is located in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood...

While speaking to my family on the phone before the storm, I could hear that they were becoming anxious, which then rubbed off on me. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Coping with distance when disaster strikes at home

September 9, 2019

Being born and raised in South Florida, I was always taught to prepare for the unexpected—the bad driver on the road and even the pop-up thunderstorm. But no one can prepare for a Category Five hurricane...

With these recent tragic suicides, advocates for gun reform and school safety must make the mental health of mass shooting survivors one of their main priorities. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: When the news coverage ends but the agony doesn’t

April 3, 2019

Fear and disbelief struck the Parkland, Florida community for a second time. After the murder of 17 innocent people during a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year, one would think...

There were outpourings of love from around the world shortly after the Parkland tragedy, such as a nationwide movement against gun violence. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: One year after Parkland, how to love on a day of hate

February 13, 2019

My grandfather sent me a card every Valentine’s Day, but he always crossed out “Valentine’s” and wrote “LOVE” instead. So, my card on Feb. 14 always read “Happy LOVE Day.” Every year Feb....

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