Divisions Exposed

Divisions Exposed

This piece, authored by Wade Boich ’15, appeared in the Fall 2013 print issue. When the typical American thinks about Brazil, one of the first things that comes to mind is soccer. The South American nation has won the World Cup a record five times, and national legends such as...

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Ants Under a Magnifying Glass

Ants Under a Magnifying Glass

This piece, authored by Harry Garret ’16, appeared in the Fall 2013 print issue. In December 2010, a humble Tunisian street vendor, Mohamed Bouazizi, walked into busy traffic in front of the local governor’s office, doused his body in gasoline, and burned himself alive as a display of civilian resistance...

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A House Divided

A House Divided

From the United States to South Sudan, national independence movements have long emerged from beneath the shadow of oppressive, authoritarian governments. But now, a new crop of national separatist movements is forming in many of the world’s strongest democracies. Sub-regions are now seeking to secede from their mother countries not...

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Neglected Tropical Diseases

Neglected Tropical Diseases

This essay, authored by Michael Zoorob ’16, appeared in the Fall 2013 print issue. Almost all of the most impoverished billion human beings suffer from at least one infectious disease. A cluster of thirty diseases – collectively known as neglected tropical diseases – afflicts 1.4 billion people, more than one-sixth...

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Comic Relief

Comic Relief

This essay, authored by Allia Calkins ’16, appeared in the Fall 2013 print issue. In a 2012 interview with Dr. Bassem Youssef, Jon Stewart declared, “one thing probably share is that going to your mother as a heart surgeon and saying ‘yeah, I think I’m going to...

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President Rouhani

President Rouhani

This piece, authored by Emily Stewart ’16, appeared in the Fall 2013 print issue. Despite its brevity, the phone call that took place on September 27th between President Barack Obama and President Hassan Rouhani of Iran was a landmark event. The phone call renewed direct contact between leaders in the...

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New Leadership in Iran

New Leadership in Iran

This piece, authored by Peter Liu ’16, appeared in the Fall 2013 print issue.  The fear of nuclear confrontation in the Middle East increased when the International Atomic Energy Agency revealed in November 2011 that Iran was conducting research into nuclear technology that has little, if any, use outside of...

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The 3 AM Phone Call

The 3 AM Phone Call

This essay, authored by Christian Talley ’16, was the cover story of the Fall 2013 print issue. On September 4, 2012, former President Jimmy Carter addressed the Democratic National Convention in a pre-recorded, four-minute video. After extolling Obama’s first term and urging his re-election, Carter declared, “overseas, President Obama has...

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Eroding at the Center

Eroding at the Center

This essay, authored by Kevin Schoelzel ’14, appeared in the Fall 2013 print issue. Over the past several decades, partisanship has grown in the Federal government and political discourse has devolved to the point where brinksmanship and crisis seem to be the only way to get Democrats and Republicans to...

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The Climate Action Plan: An Up-Hill Battle for Obama

The Climate Action Plan: An Up-Hill Battle for Obama

This essay, authored by Emmett McKinney ’16, appeared in the Fall 2013 print issue. Earlier this year, President Obama finally made good on promises from his second inaugural address by outlining a climate policy for his second term. The initiative relies heavily on executive orders to meet the Administration’s 2009...

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