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On the Basis of Sex: the Legal Fight for Equality

“On the Basis of Sex” is the story of a milestone case in the history of gender equality.

Maia Berthier, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

Release Date: December 25, 2018 Director: Miriam Leder Starring: Felicity Jones (Ruth Badger Ginsburg), Armie Hammer (Martin D. Ginsburg), Cailee Spaeny (Jane Ginsburg), Kathy Bates (Dorothy Kenyon), Justin Theroux (Mel Wulf) MPAA Rating: PG-13 Our Rating: A++++ “On the Basis of Sex” is the story o...

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation: The Final Decision of the Supreme Court

Brett Kavanaugh took his oath of office on Oct. 8, 2018, and officially became a Supreme Court Justice of the United Sates.

Melanie Estrada, Staff Witer

October 11, 2018

After a long and tumultuous confirmation process, Congress voted Brett Kavanaugh onto the Supreme Court on Oct. 6. As President Donald Trump's pick, his conservative views will shift the ideology of the highest court in the nation for decades to come. The Republican majority in the Senate aided in...

The Senate Goes Nuclear

President Donald Trump shakes hand with Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.

Thomas Harley, Staff Writer

May 4, 2017

Neil Gorsuch was nominated to the Supreme Court by the President of the United States, Donald Trump, a decision heralded by conservatives everywhere (even those vehemently against Trump), and widely criticized and condemned by most liberals. A common sobriquet for him has been "Scalia 2.0", referring...

Recap: April 4 – 10

Greece deports migrants, Paris attack suspect arrested, Mississippi passes controversial bill and update on Keystone pipeline leak in this week's news.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

April 10, 2016

International Affairs Greece Starts Deporting Migrants to Turkey as E.U. Deal Takes Effect "They had braved risks and hardships to get to Greece, having crossed the narrow strait from Turkey in flimsy rafts like nearly a million others last year — with hundreds dying along the way. But on Mo...

Recap: March 14 – 20

In news this week:
protests in Brazil, civilian rule reaffirmed in Myanmar, Clinton sweeps Tuesday's primaries and Sea World announces new orca policy.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

March 20, 2016

International Affairs Brazil protesters call for President Rousseff to resign "Huge crowds have taken to the streets across Brazil calling for President Dilma Rousseff to resign. Opponents blame Ms Rousseff for a severe recession and a corruption scandal also engulfing her predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da...

Recap: February 22 – 28

Siamak Namazi's, Iranian-American detained in Iran, father arrested, Ramon Castro dies, Hillary Clinton wins South Carolina and KKK clashes in California.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

February 28, 2016

International Affairs 129 Killed in Syrian Bombings — as Kerry Announces 'Provisional' Truce "A bloody spasm of violence was reported to have killed almost 130 people Sunday in Syria as the United States announced that it and Russia had reached a "provisional agreement" on a cease-fire in the civil...

Recap: January 18 – 24

This week: France's economic crisis, Chinese and Iranian leaders meet, record number of guns detected by TSA and the impact of Winter Storm Jonas.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

January 24, 2016

International Affairs French President declares economic emergency "French President Francois Hollande pledged Monday to redefine France's business model and declared what he called "a state of economic and social emergency," unveiling a 2 billion euro ($2.2 billion) plan to revive hiring and...

Recap: January 11 – 17

UN convoy reaches Madaya, Taiwan elects first female president, Obama's final State of the Union address and Flint's water crisis in this week's recap.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

January 17, 2016

International Affairs  Madaya Syria: Aid convoy reaches besieged town "An aid convoy has reached the besieged rebel-held Syrian town of Madaya, bringing vital food and medicines. Distribution will continue through the night to 40,000 people who have been trapped for six months by a government blockade and ...

Recap: December 7 – 13

Smog in Beijing, historic elections in Saudi Arabia, Holtzclaw convicted and Obama signs education bill this week.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

December 13, 2015

International Affairs Venezuela elections: socialists dealt a blow as opposition wins landslide "Venezuela’s opposition has won an overwhelming victory in parliamentary elections in the oil-rich nation, which is mired in economic turmoil and violent crime. Candidates for the centre-right...

Recap: November 9 – 15

This week: Myanmar elections, Obama and Netanyahu meet, Mizzou protests lead to changes and Supreme Court to hear abortion case.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

November 15, 2015

International Affairs Myanmar election: Suu Kyi's NLD wins landslide victory "Myanmar's opposition National League for Democracy [NLD] has won a landslide election victory, officials say. With more than 80% of contested seats now declared, Aung San Suu Kyi's party has more than the two-thirds it need...

“Love Is Love”: Same Sex Marriage Is a Right

A map displaying where same sex marriage is legal in the U.S., as of June 26, 2015.

Catherine Healy, Business Manager

June 27, 2015

Closely divided at 5-4, on June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court legalized same sex marriage throughout the nation, including its territories. Various opinions are held about the court's ruling, but the majority opinion is in support of the legalization. The United States is the 21st country to legalize...

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