2018 Midterm Election Results

While many people seem to disregard the importance of midterm elections and instead focus on presidential elections, these elections determine a significant amount of our national and local government. With about one-third of the Senate being elected and the entire House being elected, results of the midterm elections greatly impact the United States legislation and, in…

Immigration and the Midterm Election

Throughout the history of the United States, immigration has always been a heavily discussed national issue and in 2018, the discussion has only been heightened. Immigration is an extremely controversial topic and in Texas, because of our shared border with Mexico, immigration greatly influences our lives. As the Texas Midterm Election grows near, it is…

Nike Reignites Kneeling Controversy

He kneeled during the National Anthem. In August of 2016 Colin Kaepernick, then quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, earned nationwide attention through this action before an NFL game. This controversial action began a shocking protest against police brutality and racial injustice within the United States. “I’m going to continue to stand with the people…

Weekend of Women

“Respect my existence or expect my resistance,” chanted millions of women taking part in the Weekend of Women, which commenced on January 20. Over five million women and men from all over world, with 2.5 million people from the U.S., took part in the Weekend of Women, a women’s march for “Power to the Polls.”…

Taking a Knee

Since the beginning of the 2016 National Football League season, the American public has seen the act of kneeling or sitting during the National Anthem. This started as Colin Kaepernick, who was the San Francisco 49’ers quarterback, began to peacefully protest the racial oppression he saw in America. Kaepernick sat down on the bench at…

Donald Trump, DACA, and American Dreamers

Current President, Donald Trump, plans on terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. The program, created by former President Barack Obama, was created for illegal immigrants brought into the United States as children by their parents. The program allows the child to live in the United States, attend school, and find employment.…

Has social media taken over politics?

“You are what you share,” as Charles W. Leadbeater said. We choose how we are depicted based on what we post on social media. Social media manifests itself into practically every aspect of our lives, including our political preferences. A shocking 62% of adults in the United States reported getting their news directly from social…

Syrian Crisis Gains Heat

Fifty-nine U.S. tomahawk cruise missiles struck a Syrian airbase on April 6, 2017 in reaction to a chemical warfare attack carried out by Syria’s current leader, Assad, on a civilian village on April 5, 2017. The airbase housed the planes that dropped the chemical agents. Assad’s chemical warfare attack killed 72 and injured more including…

Saints 18 and ready to vote

This presidential election season is one of the most controversial in history. As a result, a record-setting 132 million Americans are expected to vote on November 8. Included in that number will be approximately 33 students at All Saints’ who will hit the magical voting age of 18 prior to the election. As they and…