On July 6, 2020, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released a statement establishing rules for international students to continue their education in the United States this fall. In a normal semester, international students legally cannot take more than three online credit hours …

A few weeks ago, during a meeting for my internship, we were told to come prepared to engage in a debate. When our supervisor unmuted herself and began talking, I sat back in my chair and started to get comfortable. She asked us if we could turn on our video. As soon as she said this, there …

A heated discourse between a comedian and news anchor seems to embody the spirit of the upcoming 2020 election. This 2014 video of Bill O’Reilly, former Fox news anchor and far-right conservative, debating Jon Stewart, former The Daily Show host with mostly Democratic views, sums up the curr…

Living in the South comes with the insufferable biases from outsider judgement. Too often do we see the overgeneralization that the South is the root of all problems in America. The South is the birthplace of uneducated bigots. But the reality is that the South is a lot more diverse than tha…

A week ago, during a sleepy after-midnight session of the North Carolina General Assembly, a largely technical bill passed almost unanimously in both chambers and was sent to the governor’s desk. However, lurking in the weeds of the bill, one provision would cut off an important source of pu…

2020 has been a wild ride so far. We had WWIII scares, the start of an environmental apocalypse in Australia and racial injustice protests across the United States. While the aforementioned events are important, today I want to focus on the COVID-19 pandemic. As I am writing this, John Hopki…