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The War on Drugs in 2019: Far From Over

Holly Walker, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2019

The United States has been engaged in a so-called “War on Drugs” since President Richard Nixon announced it as part of his “law and order” presidency in 1971; nearly five decades later, it does not appear to be losing...

Facebook and Fiction: Could False Political Ads Threaten Democracy?

Evelyn Ford, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2019

“We are champions of free speech and defend it in the face of attempts to restrict it. Censoring or stifling political discourse would be at odds with what we are about,” said Facebook’s vice president of global affairs and...

Democratic Party and the Chicago Teacher Strike

Logan Rosell, Scarlet Staff

November 15, 2019

There has been a lot of talk recently about the Chicago teacher union strike. It is the third-largest public school district in the nation with more than 300,000 students and over 25,000 faculty and staff. The strike ended on ...

Thinking about Talking: The Pros and Cons

Sarah Reinbrecht, Scarlet Staff

November 10, 2019

Recently in one of my classes, the professor asked us to consider ways we could have a productive conversation about difficult topics. Initially it felt elementary, but she was right to bring it up. Talking productively about ...

How Did Justin Trudeau Lose 27 Seats in the Liberal Party?

Reem Abouchleih, Scarlet Staff

November 1, 2019

On October 21, Canadian election results were announced: incumbent Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will continue to hold office. For many Americans, especially those aligned with the Democratic party, this was unsurprising. Canada h...

Why Are We Spending $1,000,000 on Art in Worcester?

Logan Rosell, Scarlet Staff

November 1, 2019

The Greater Worcester Community Foundation (GWCG) recently received a one-million-dollar grant for the arts set to disperse over the next three years. This arts grant will be shepherded by Barbra Fields, the new President and C...

An Open Letter to Anyone Afraid of the Decay of Democracy

Jessie Garbeil, Scarlet Staff

October 26, 2019

In September, a whistleblower revealed that President Donald Trump threatened to withhold military aid to Ukraine if its president did not investigate the business dealings of Hunter Biden, son of Democratic presidential cand...

The Latest Free Speech Debates

Malcolm Jacob, Contributing Writer

October 26, 2019

The line between professionalism and political rhetoric has never been clear-cut. Common means of distributing information, such as TV broadcasts and the Internet, can be used to spread messages to thousands of viewers at once...

A Moot Stuffed With Alligators and Snakes

Mia Levine, Scarlet Staff

October 14, 2019

On Tuesday, October 1st, the New York Times published an article which caused President Donald Trump to go on yet another rant concerning fake news and corruption within the media. The article spouting his tirade was titled “Shoot ...

Ukraine AND Australia?

Ukraine AND Australia?

October 14, 2019

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