Articles by: Sarah Nesbitt

The Indefinite Nightmare

The Indefinite Nightmare

BY SARAH NESBITT Politics is often characterized by transience; opinions and policies oscillate from day to day with little warning. But for Eritrea’s President Isaias Afewerki, it seems, everything is indefinite: dictatorship, military service terms, punitive detention, and Eritrean citizenship. Now in his twentieth consecutive year of presidency, Isaias has manipulated his period of elected rule into an endless, totalitarian one. […]

Student Voices: The Shouts Heard Around the World

Student Voices: The Shouts Heard Around the World

BY SARAH NESBITT The “Wash U Bubble” is not an anomaly; in fact, college campuses nationwide — worldwide, even — exhibit a natural penchant for isolation from the community within which they reside. But the high concentration of intellectuals and blooming intellectuals in institutions of higher learning also renders these campuses fecund breeding grounds for political discourse and the passionate expression […]

Race to the Finnish Line: the American Education System

Race to the Finnish Line: the American Education System

BY SARAH NESBITT America boasts of maintaining liberty and justice for all, yet all indicators of equal opportunity in the realm of education point 4800 miles northeast of the United States to the Scandinavian country of Finland. The mechanism of competition underlying Western capitalism seems to have permeated America’s education system; Finland’s focus, however, lies elsewhere. The Washington Post recently published an […]