In a talk addressed to the athenaeum this past week, General Stanley McChrystal discussed his experiences as commander of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and the wisdom he gleaned from them with respect to how to lead effectively.
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The Southern California Law and Social Science (SoCLASS) Forum’s inaugural event looked at the way in which the law interacts with societal divisions. Why did the recent foreclosure crisis have a different effect on women and minorities? In South Dakota, can one still find evidence of voter discrimination?
This past Monday, students and faculty from various movements for social and environmental change descended upon the steps of the Honnold/Mudd Library for the “March Fo(u)rth” rally. Aly Minamide breaks down which organizations were there, and what they had to say.
There are an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, with many facing a difficult path to citizenship. How should the United States treat those who aren’t citizens? And what does it mean to be “American”, anyway? Stephanie Steinbrecher breaks down a lecture given last week by Pulitzer Prize winner and undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas.
Port Side writer Charles Blyzniuk was lucky enough to get a spot at the State of the Union and get the insider scoop on some celebrities’ reactions to the speech at the after party.
Technology has granted invasive new eyes and ears to government agencies, spurning the right to privacy. Felicitously, the individual has also been empowered with two new tools to check the corporate state: hacktivism and leaks.
Two weeks ago, Christopher Dorner went on a shooting spree, killing four and injuring five. LAPD called him a domestic terrorist, but here’s why he’s even more horrifying than he already seems.
As the United States barrels towards a new fiscal cliff, Andy Willis examines the circumstances surrounding the issue. How did we avoid the first cliff, and how can we dodge the new one? And what exactly is a fiscal cliff, anyway?
Pulitzer Prize winning author Robert Caro spoke at the Athenaeum about how President Johnson’s adroitly used his political power to effectively lead the nation.
A recent performance of CMC alumnus C. Anthony Bush’s “Battle Hymn of a Freedman” illuminated the often overlooked role of the 220,000 African American soldiers who fought in the Union Army.
In a recent Forum article, Shannon Miller CMC ’16 argued that women’s colleges only help perpetuate the gender gap. Here, Scripps junior Summer Dowd-Lukesh shows why women’s colleges are so important and essential.
Last month, the country celebrated the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade while also ending the exclusion of women from military combat. Yet traditional gender roles continue to plague the march towards equality. What lies ahead?