Shutdown interrupted: two federal employees weigh in on the longest government shutdown in United States history

Trash on the beach at Fort Miley, San Francisco, on Jan. 26.
By Tallula Ricciardi, Arts and Culture editor

Tallula Ricciardi and Sally Cobb

February 27, 2019

From midnight on Dec. 22, 2018 until Jan. 25, 2019, the United States government experienced what turned out to be the longest federal shutdown in history. The 34-day government shutdown began because the U.S. Congress and President Trump could not come to an agreement on an appropriations bill to fu...

Planes, Boats and Concealed Vehicles: The reality of drug trafficking at the border

Infographic of the number of entries into the United States via legal points of entry in 2017 versus the total populations of the US, Mexico, and Central America. Source: Customs and Border Patrol, United States Census Bureau.
By Kian Nassre, Web Editor

Lily Daniel, Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2019

Amidst the recent government shutdown and the trials of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán for smuggling drugs into the U.S., President Trump’s petition for building a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border has grown intensely. Despite his campaign promise to build the multibillion-dollar wall in 2016, the wall ...

The reality of Trump’s wall draws closer

Infographic comparing the costs of various government programs to Trump's wall by Kian Nassre, Head of Infographics.

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...

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