Tag: immigration

Op-Ed: A Nation of Refugees

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: A Nation of Refugees

Our world is currently seeing the largest refugee crisis it has ever known. According to the World Bank and the United Nations, over 65 million people are currently displaced from their homes, 21.3 million of which are displaced because they have literally no other choice. Their flight is entirely involuntary. The report details these numbers […]

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University reacts to immigration ban

| February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
University reacts to immigration ban

Since President Donald Trump signed the executive order that temporarily banned travel from seven majority Muslim countries on Jan. 27, the UNC system has heard strong responses from its community. Students joined in the Student Union Feb. 9 at noon to protest the ban and Trump’s plans to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. […]

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Op-Ed: My Normality and Yours

| October 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: My Normality and Yours

To the person who claims they know me, more than I know myself, you are right. I am pronouncing the word “pillow” wrong by calling it “pellow.” I don’t eat pork because I’m “foreign.” In fact, you actually nailed it when you shared your very considerate thought of how lucky I am to be in the United […]

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OP-ED: Media by the powerful, for the powerful

| September 22, 2015 | 2 Comments
OP-ED: Media by the powerful, for the powerful

There are so many issues and topics in the media today. From Caitlyn Jenner to Bill Cosby to Donald Trump, my issue with the media is that they pick and choose the topics or issues they talk about to their own advantage, instead of presenting all of it. They withhold certain stories, so that the public […]

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OP-ED: The world we inherited

| September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: The world we inherited

I’d been in South Africa for a week and a half already when my study abroad program spent our first day at Lynedoch Primary School near Stellenbosch, South Africa. Stellenbosch University, where the course was offered, was during apartheid a traditionally Afrikaans-only institution and one of the places where many of the Nationalist Party’s apartheid […]

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OP-ED: Live tweet reactions to Election Day results

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Live tweet reactions to Election Day results

My opinion, via Twitter, of why the Democrats were dealt such large blows, despite the general decline of the Republican Party: Hey @TheDemocrats, just saying, you're losing to the party many pundits are saying is BECOMING IRRELEVANT. That's how uninspiring you are. — Casey Aldridge (@CaseyJAldridge) November 5, 2014 People on the issues are passing […]

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OP-ED: America’s failed drug war and inefficient immigration policy are to blame for border crisis

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: America’s failed drug war and inefficient immigration policy are to blame for border crisis

Desperate to become a legal citizen of the United States, 18-year-old Manuel Rodas spent all he had on a one-way bus ticket from St. Louis, Mo. to Charlotte, N.C. to appear in front of an immigration court and fulfill a lifelong dream to obtain what many of us take for granted – legal citizenship. “This […]

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