Society

NEW THOUGHT

Alex Pinheiro|June 2021

Consider the group of Americans who believe stricter gun laws would prevent gun deaths. Of that group, how many of them believe abortion is morally wrong? What about someone who opposes gun control laws -- how well does that belief predict moral opposition to abortion? In both cases, the views strongly correlate. That’s weird, considering...

AMERICAN LIFE

Nils Peterson|June 2021

While other potential reasons to adopt compulsory national service programs exist, most prominently during times of existential war, the schism of the American electorate appears to be the prime problem that national service might aim to fix, since such a program would bring...

CULTURE

Kevin Scanlon|May 2021

In January of this year, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki claimed that President Joe Biden was a “devout Catholic.” She backed this up by citing his attendance of daily mass. Despite this, many of his positions and actions as president contradict those of what one may think of as a “devout” Catholic. Regarding his positions on issues such as...

CREATIVE NONFICTION

Jason Siegelin|April 2021

Before he could speak, he knew what power was. It lay in the overwhelming blankness of the brown and rolling steppe that unevenly kissed the gray horizon. It lay in the stone-faced men and women carrying scythes and rifles, painted ten feet tall onto the side of the orphanage, from some forgotten epoch...

COVID-19

Jason Siegelin|February 2021

As the sun climbed above the pines and the gnarled branches of the winter landscape, the chilled stage of a momentary and cruel drama was set, and the characters moved into the light. The shadows of the swaying evergreens stretched...

SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Teuta Zeneli|May 2021

In the absence of real social interaction, our generation has access to a global database of people, which can create the illusion of a community: the appearance of friendship. People who are lonely in real life get preyed on for precisely this reason. They are vulnerable simply because...

HIGHER EDUCATION

Joshua Burg|March 2021

For decades, Western higher education has been a highly demanded pursuit for countless aspiring leaders, intellects, and revolutionaries. In the United States specifically, there seems to be a high correlation...

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Thomas Bertron|February 2021

She met her first husband, Edward Struck, when she was seventeen. They had seven children. Edward was a police officer, but one day acted unprofessionally and went off duty without leave. Due to this...

PHILOSOPHY

Alex Pinheiro|April 2021

Simply put, laypersons are epistemically helpless against experts. Consider an imaginary astronomer who informs a layperson that ‘there’s a supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way’ (this proposition hereafter represented by the letter Q). The astronomer then utters something-or-other about Sagittarius A, elliptical orbits...

AMERICAN LIFE

Toby Leah|February 2021

For a man whose campaign promised America “Yes we can," Barack Obama seems to ponder the fact that in the United States today, maybe we can’t. Bringing together his previous books...

CULTURE

Phoebe Morton|February 2021

Popularity around true-crime documentaries has exploded in recent years. Classics such as The Thin Blue Line were released to much acclaim, but this did not mark the inception of the true-crime documentary...