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Trump cannot ban birthright citizenship, but states undermine the constitutional right

Trump cannot ban birthright citizenship, but states undermine the constitutional right

Sally Cobb, Staff writer

May 22, 2019

Even though President Trump has not signed an executive order or changed the words of the Fourteenth Amendment, a threat to birthright citizenship in the U.S. is on the rise. In October 2018, Trump proposed signing an executive order that would end birthright citizenship, specifically for children of un...

Reproductive rights endangered at the Mexico-United States border

Reproductive rights endangered at the Mexico-United States border

Lily Daniel, Editor in Chief

May 4, 2019

While the media often laces stories of the Mexico-United States border with violence, starvation, and complete desperation, it fails to acknowledge the many women in need of reproductive healthcare, contraception and legal support after crossing the border. Miscarriages due to violence at the border, ...

Congressional communications director discusses room for bipartisanship in the House of Representatives

Congressional communications director discusses room for bipartisanship in the House of Representatives

Eli Gordon, Managing Editor

February 27, 2019

After eight years in the minority, Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2018, flipping 39 seats. They now control 235 out of the 435 total voting seats. Calling the victory “a new day in America,” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi declared that a Democratic-cont...

Midterm Madness Part I: What’s Going On

Midterm Madness Part I: What’s Going On

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

October 17, 2018

In light of the upcoming midterm elections, I will be writing a series of articles explaining various aspects of the election season. Part I will inform readers on several key issues that have defined the election cycle. Part II, which will come out in a week or so, will examine the election numericall...

The reality of Trump’s wall draws closer

The reality of Trump’s wall draws closer

Kian Nassre, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017

 "The wall is getting designed right now," said President Donald Trump on February 8, 2017. Trump pledged to build a wall on the U.S. - Mexico border throughout his presidential campaign. Now, the U.S. government is officially seeking contractors and designs as the feasibility of Trump’s wall remains unde...

The future of San Francisco as a sanctuary city

The future of San Francisco as a sanctuary city

Sophia Vahanvaty, Staff Writer

February 7, 2017

  32 years ago, San Francisco became the 13th sanctuary city after then-mayor Dianne Feinstein signed a resolution protecting the increasing amounts of Guatemalan and Salvadoran immigrants. This past year, sanctuary cities reemerged into the national conscience after becoming a major talking point of the 2...

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