New Iranian Hijab Bill Could be Beginning of “Gender Apartheid”

On Sept. 20, the parliament of Iran approved the ‘Bill to Support the Family by Promoting the Culture of Chastity and Hijab,’ laced with inherently discriminatory law. In Iran, wearing a hijab has been mandatory since 1983 for women and girls over the age of nine. While hijabs are seen as a symbol of religious…

Tensions Between the U.S. and China Rise Amid “Spy” Tactics

A car-sized, white “sky balloon” was spotted around sixty-thousand feet above Alaska. A week later, the balloon was shot down by a U.S. fighter jet off the coast of South Carolina. A day after the balloon was shot down, U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made an official statement in response. Senate.gov reports McConnell stated,…

Ukraine’s president could have been another Trump. Instead he became a Churchill.

This article was originally published in The Berkeley Beacon. Before his election, he was a nobody. A celebrity, sure, but not a politician, and certainly not a serious presidential candidate. He was a complete outsider with no political experience. Nobody could have predicted his rise—least of all those close to him. And his name, thankfully,…

The Ukraine crisis isn’t complicated—unless you’re imperialist

This article was first published in The Berkeley Beacon. For weeks, college students have felt the distant-but-steady drumbeat of war, on the brink of what could be the bloodiest conflict since the 1940s. Yet, on our campus, the crisis has elicited little sense of alarm—and worryingly few voices of condemnation. On the one hand, it…