The Spectator

Freedom of Expression is not Free

Freedom of Expression is not Free

Tess Riski, Author

May 11, 2016

“Iraq is Harvard for terrorists. If you want to be a terrorist, you go to Iraq,” said presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday, May 7 at a rally in Lynden, Wash. Hate speech has fueled Trump’s campaign for the better part of the past year, as he’s used his speeches to target Mu...

Ecuador and Japan Recover After Devastating Quakes

Vikki Avancena, Author

May 4, 2016

“There is nothing natural about the aftermath of a natural disaster,” sophomore Kami Chan said. “There is no mercy when it destroys everything in its path.” On the evening of Saturday, April 16, an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 devastated Ecuador. The catastrophe demolished many coastal towns,...

Peering in on the Panama Papers

Jason Bono, Author

April 27, 2016

What do the Prime Minister of Iceland, a French Bank, and David Cameron’s father all have in common? Their names were among the hundreds included in the 2.6 trillion bytes of information in the Panama Papers, the largest financial information leak to date on offshore banking. On Sunday April 3, the I...

Op-Ed: She Told Me, “The Ground is Shaking.”

Wendy Tafur, Author

April 27, 2016

I never thought I would have to write something like this, and I hope you never have to either. Imagine skyping your best friend across the world on a lazy Saturday evening. You haven’t seen them in a while and you miss them, so you’re talking about school and classes, memories and anecdotes....

EU Considers New Travel Policy

Callie Craighead, Author

April 20, 2016

The U.S. and Canada are embroiled in a conflict with the European Union (EU) over visa policies which could impact citizens of both countries and their ability to travel to Europe. In an effort to get full reciprocity of visa rights, the EU is considering ending a waiver program that allows citizens...

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