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Politics Explained: Chris Christie and the 2016 Presidential Election

Politics Explained: Chris Christie and the 2016 Presidential Election

In the summer of 2012, Chris Christie was a little-known Republican governor in a solidly liberal state with middling approval ratings. His political career was transformed when  Hurricane Sandy hit…

Hidden in Plain Sight: Hope and Anger Over Mexico’s Oil Reforms

Hidden in Plain Sight: Hope and Anger Over Mexico’s Oil Reforms

Popular protests are hardly a rare occurrence in the world today, but even with this in mind the past few weeks have seemed particularly tense. Ongoing demonstrations in Thailand have…

Pleasure Time: Sexy Nothings

Pleasure Time: Sexy Nothings

We’re still just getting to know each other, so let me take this opportunity to talk about a few of my favorite things.  In particular, I want to talk about…

“Jessica” Production Technically Dazzling, but Hard to Absorb in One Viewing

Creating a two-hour interactive play that touches upon anti-Semitism, love that cannot be, and religious identity would seem to be an extremely difficult task. In Jessica, directors Joshua Wolfsun ’16 and…

Hidden In Plain Sight: Battle For Bitcoin

If you’re anything like the typical American college student, you’ve probably never had to deal with, or probably even think about, the use of “digital currency.” Maybe you’ve bought posters…

Swat Delegation at U.N. Climate Change Conference: Final Reflection

Swat Delegation at U.N. Climate Change Conference: Final Reflection

One week ago today, students Laura Rigell ’15 and Alex Ahn ’15, and Professor Carol Nackenoff, chair of the Environmental Studies Program, departed Philadelphia for Warsaw, Poland, to attend the…

Syrian Refugees: A Forgotten Cause?

Syrian Refugees: A Forgotten Cause?

“You can’t even imagine what I’ve seen, and what Syria has seen.” –Ali, Syrian refugee, 12 years old. In the daily media coverage of the two and a half year…

Pleasure Time: Of O’s and O

Pleasure Time: Of O’s and O

Call me O. I’m here to write about sex, to answer questions, and to share my deepest sexual secrets – from the perspective of a mostly straight woman. I want…

Swat Delegation at U.N. Climate Change Conference: Day of Departure

Swat Delegation at U.N. Climate Change Conference: Day of Departure

On Tuesday, students Laura Rigell ’15 and Alex Ahn ’15, and Professor Carol Nackenoff, chair of the Environmental Studies Program, departed Philadelphia for Warsaw, Poland, where they will attend a…

Politics Explained: The Obamacare Disaster

Upon exiting the Oval Office, every president leaves behind a legacy made up of a few key issues and events. For Franklin D. Roosevelt, it is his management of World…