Controversial Issue

Donald Trump’s Chilling Effect on Foreign Policy

Donald Trump’s Chilling Effect on Foreign Policy

BY HELEN LI Those who have attended Donald Trump’s campaign rallies or listened to him during television debates and interviews know that the Republican presidential candidate (and current frontrunner) has repeatedly vowed to build a wall between the United States and Mexico.   Trump outlines this immigration policy on his campaign website; he argues that Mexican leaders have taken advantage […]

by · March 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Controversial Issue
‘Hypocracy’: Selective Attention to Human Rights

‘Hypocracy’: Selective Attention to Human Rights

BY COLTON CALANDRELLA Unfortunately, in many parts of the world prejudice and hatred against homosexuals prevail as the status quo. Uganda recently passed a law criminalizing homosexuality in extremely harsh terms. President Obama condemned Uganda’s anti-gay law almost as vociferously as the law itself condemned homosexuality. He was not alone; countless Western leaders joined him in denouncing the law as […]

Locked in an Angry Echo Chamber: Why “Controversial” Shouldn’t Matter

Locked in an Angry Echo Chamber: Why “Controversial” Shouldn’t Matter

BY MARGAUX BAVLSIK In the news, “controversy” tends to describe events which provoke a highly-charged emotional reaction or at least involve people who react in such a manner. As an adjective, it demands a response from the reader and aims to provoke a reaction. As a technique for selling papers and attracting views, covering sensitive issues and highlighting controversies certainly […]

by · April 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Controversial Issue
Why Race Matters: Blackness in a White Society

Why Race Matters: Blackness in a White Society

BY VALETA BROWN In 2006, a teenage girl named Kiri Davis came to Reel Works with an idea of exploring how the impact of slavery and racism can be seen within black culture today. She and her mentor recreated the famous “doll test” by asking 21 preschoolers to choose between a black and a white doll. The majority of children […]

by · April 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Controversial Issue
A Cow for Change? I’ll Buy!

A Cow for Change? I’ll Buy!

Motivating and inspirational commercials litter the Internet commanding the viewer to donate money to buy a cow or a chicken or a goat. These cows or chickens or goats will be given to young girls in Third World countries to allow them to establish independent, economic security. As the commercials pronounce, giving animals to girls provides political security and equality, […]

by · April 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Controversial Issue