United States must learn from Afghanistan failure


President Barack Obama is about to join Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Lord Auckland and Leonid Brezhnev in a very exclusive club that only adds a new member every few decades: world leaders who have tried and failed to successfully invade and reshape Afghanistan, referred to in the history books as “the graveyard of empires.” […]

Traveler’s Tracks: Stress Less


Rini Sampath is back with Traveler’s Tracks, joined by our design director Mollie Berg, keeping you calm and stress free with a playlist of soothing songs including tracks from Alt-J, Matt Corby and many more. Rini Sampath is a sophomore majoring in international relations. Her podcast “Traveler’s Tracks” runs every Tuesday.        

Do the Oscars really matter?


My family loves film. It’s integral to who we are. My mom acts. My dad works in box office data. I’ve worked at a movie theater on and off throughout college. To no one’s surprise, we take the Academy Awards very seriously. And the Smith family father-daughter Oscar pool is no exception. With that star-studded, […]

Condemnation of Kansas law offers hope


In a new book titled The Right Path, former Republican Congressman and current MSNBC host Joe Scarborough lays out a vision for politics, and the Republican party in particular, that is based not on ideology, but on pragmatism. The more ideological a particular candidate becomes, Scarborough argues, the more successful they become within their own […]