A problem arises when the person grading a given student’s assignments appears to be privileging one ideological perspective over another. It understandably gives cause for concern, regardless of whether or not said concern is grounded, leading to the loathsome problem of self-censorship.

By: Abhay Rangray

Music is one of the most fascinating aspects of a nation’s culture. Music not only reflects the mores and values of a given culture but also acts as a medium for emotional expression and human exaltation. Looking at the current state of popular music however, one finds troubling trends. For a variety of reasons, popular music in America seems to be deteriorating and we, the listeners, suffer because of this decline.

By: Bernard Stanford

If you were at all active on social media or read the news last month, you probably saw a report from Oxfam that made the rounds, claiming that the eight richest people have as much wealth as the bottom half of everybody on the planet. In fact, Oxfam releases a report in a similar vein every year, all timed to coincide with the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Every year, the report is given wide publicity by media such as The New York Times and The Guardian. And every year, it’s just as wrong.

By: Julie Slama

As President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe were meeting in Mar-a-Lago in early February, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made headlines for a successful missile launch into the Sea of Japan, paired with claims that the country could already have the technology necessary to conduct a strike against the United States. North Korea’s destabilizing actions since the beginning of the year have raised serious concerns among national security experts, but seemed to be of only passing interest to those in attendance at the 2017 World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. The Communist regime’s posturing suggests that an attack on American soil is possible, which could bring the several countries into conflict.

By: Julie Slama

This February, I had the opportunity to attend the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Bogota, Colombia. The summit, which drew 26 Nobel Peace Prize recipients and thousands of participants covering six continents, discussed hurdles to peace present in the world today. American presidents have a history of receiving the prize, but it seems that our current president is viewed by the laureates, and the global community as a whole, as an impediment to peace.