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The Need for a Millionaires Tax in Massachusetts

Oscar Kim Bauman, Scarlet Staff

April 26, 2019

Teachers and other workers here in Massachusetts are struggling; and tax reforms to ensure millionaires pay their fair share could help fix that. On April 11th, workers, politicians, and labor advocates testified before the Massachuse...

Beto O’Rourke’s Shaky Case For A Presidential Run

Oscar Kim Bauman, Scarlet Staff

April 5, 2019

 Last November, I was all in for Beto O’Rourke. That is, Beto O’Rourke for Senate. As Democratic fervor over the chance of a “Blue Wave” midterm election rose, I found myself excited for many of the candidates running ...

Beto O’Rourke’s Shaky Case For A Presidential Run

Oscar Kim Bauman, Scarlet Staff

March 30, 2019

 Last November, I was all in for Beto O’Rourke. That is, Beto O’Rourke for Senate. As Democratic fervor over the chance of a “Blue Wave” midterm election rose, I found myself excited for many of the candidates running ...

What Is The Green New Deal?

Maral Askari, Scarlet Staff Member

March 22, 2019

As a set of proposed economic stimulus programs aiming to address climate change and economic inequality, The Green New Deal (GND) has taken over the news recently. The movement began to gain momentum again after the November 2018 e...

The Grind Reopens: The Newly Renovated Space is Met with Ambivalent Feelings

Sarah Reinbrecht, Scarlet Staff

March 22, 2019

On Thursday, March 15, the newly refurbished Grind reopened at 10pm. Clarkies seemed eager to enter the space, as the line to get in stretched out the UC door well after 10pm. Once students were admitted into the Grind, they w...

Juul and Free Market Moralism

Jason Fehrnstrom, Opinions Editor

March 22, 2019

The Juul device, a sleek, chic electronic cigarette which delivers a distinctively powerful punch of nicotine, has become ubiquitous in American society in recent years. Juul, the e-cigarette market’s conspicuous victor, captured 70...

A Manifesto of Hate: The New Zealand Shooting and the Ensuing Social Media Chaos

Maral Askari, Scarlet Staff Member

March 22, 2019

At least 50 people were killed and 48 were injured Friday, March 15th, in a mass shooting in two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. The attacker Brenton Tarrant, a 28 year old Australian, has been arrested and will go o...

Jussie Smollett, Donald Trump, and the Exploitation of Political Divisions.

Jason Fehrnstrom, Opinions Editor

March 2, 2019

The elaborate schemes of Jussie Smollett, a prominent actor arrested this past Thursday on Felony accounts of orchestrating a hate crime, are emblematic of a larger tendency, possessed by Donald Trump himself, that is pervasiv...

Food Insecurity at Clark

Monica Sager, Scarlet Staff

March 2, 2019

Picture a college student. You may see an affluent, young adult who comes from a privileged background with plenty of money for college, groceries, and any other necessary spendings. You may even imagine a lazy, privileged, and...

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Sarah Reinbrecht, Scarlet Staff

March 2, 2019

Though the upcoming presidential election is more than a year away, multiple Democratic candidates have already officially joined the presidential race and it’s likely more will join. Quite frankly the idea of researching each ca...

The Problem with Problem Pregnancy

Isabella Frederick, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019

Since my freshman year at Clark, I've been heavily involved with NARAL Pro-Choice, a reproductive health advocacy group. Through this work I learned about crisis pregnancy centers (also called fake women’s health centers), whic...

Bernie Sanders Announces His Run For 2020: What’s Changed Since 2016?

Samantha Whittle, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019

On February 19th, 2019, Bernie Sanders announced he would be running for president in 2020. This isn’t his first time in the presidential elections; in 2016, he ran against Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries. It...

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