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In Preparation for the Apocalypse, Weigh Your Options Carefully

Jessie Garbeil, Scarlet Staff

November 22, 2019

Eighteen Democrats are seeking the presidential nomination in 2020 - they come from across the country and even into the Pacific, are career politicians or self-styled political outsiders, and promise a vast range of elaborate polic...

Violence and Unrest in Bolivia Over Possibly Fraudulent Election

Evelyn Ford, Scarlet Staff

November 22, 2019

The political future of Bolivia hangs in the balance as the country scrambles to understand the events of the 2019 presidential election and clashes between political parties intensify.  Suspicion of electoral fraud in the election...

Viva Las Vegas Loop Begins

Will Mahan, Scarlet Staff

November 22, 2019

Enacting bold and unprecedented projects is nothing new to Elon Musk, the C.E.O. of TESLA and SpaceX. This week it was announced that Elon Musk’s “The Boring Company” has begun digging its ground-breaking transportation system in La...

What’s Really Happening at the Border?

Malcolm Jacob, Scarlet Staff

November 22, 2019

News on the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border is not hard to come by. Turn on the TV any day and you run the chance of seeing reporters visiting facilities in Texas or Arizona. There are lawmakers debating the adequate amount of...

The Hong Kong Protests, Explained

Gari De Ramos, Scarlet Staff

November 22, 2019

Two weeks ago, I saw a video of police charging at protestors just several feet away from the Pizza Hut where I celebrated my 12th birthday. Today, I see footage of the University of Hong Kong, a school many of my former clas...

Political Ads, Twitter, and Neo-Nazis

Mia Levine, Scarlet Staff

November 22, 2019

Most people in today’s world love social media. Popular social media apps include Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Each of these platforms has differing user factors and offer different types of content. Facebook is - or su...

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...

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