A Korean Perspective on the Truth about Dokdo

By Yeon Woo Lee (‘21) “Jessica, only child. Illinois, Chicago. Senior is Kim Jin Mo, who is your cousin.” This clip from the Korean movie Parasite became known as the Jessica Jingle. Although this resulted in an addiction nature to those watching the movie, the jingle has a wholly different meaning for Koreans. The melody of the jingle originates from “Dokdo is Our Land”, a … Continue reading A Korean Perspective on the Truth about Dokdo

A Government of, by, and for Ohio?

  By Tasawwar Rahman (’22) Democracy. As Americans, it is our most basic value. It is an ideal we continue to strive to make better, and a promise that should reflect our society. Like anything, our democracy is not without faults, be it gerrymandering, voter suppression, dark money, or foreign election interference. But in the 21st century where the losers of ⅖ of presidential elections … Continue reading A Government of, by, and for Ohio?

Writer’s Opinion: The IA Lottery

By Diya Ramesh (’23) Lotteries. Those who are determined to find a cheap and easy way to earn some money spend a decent chunk of their income investing in tickets in a prize that they have almost close to no probability of winning. Yet, so many people spend their time and hard-earned money on these lotteries. However, that is not the type of lottery we … Continue reading Writer’s Opinion: The IA Lottery

If the Price were Right

By Tasawwar Rahman (‘22) President Trump to deliver statement on US response to Iranian missile strike. Image courtesy of Michael Reynolds/Epa-Efe/Rex.   On Friday, January 3rd at the behest of President Trump, the US carried out a drone strike on Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, the 2nd most powerful man in Iran. While seemingly an extreme action, it was just the latest in an escalating … Continue reading If the Price were Right

Remember the Taken

By Tasawwar Rahman (‘22) Depicts protester wearing Uighur flag with tears of blood. Brussels, April 2018. Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Taken. As the world is distracted by China’s rise, our economic priorities have begun supplant our moral. A people taken. A culture taken. A religion taken. And the world remains silent. Look away, away from the polished glamour and to the people, the people yearning … Continue reading Remember the Taken

As China Yearns to Join the Exclusive Club of Advanced Economies, It Must Learn to Play by the Rules

By Tasawwar Rahman (‘22) On an otherwise uneventful Friday in early October, Daryl Morey, General Manager of the Houston Rockets tweeted an image supporting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. While seemingly benign for an American citizen to voice his opinion on an issue of public significance, it had consequences no one could have anticipated and was the catalyst to a months long petty dispute between … Continue reading As China Yearns to Join the Exclusive Club of Advanced Economies, It Must Learn to Play by the Rules

How Trump is Truly Making America Great Again

–Soenke Pietsch (‘21) Donald Trump is making America great again. However, he isn’t doing it in the way he thinks he is. Putting aside all the controversy surrounding our current president Donald J. Trump, he has achieved one thing many of our previous presidents have not, not to mention that he, and only he, deserves credit for it. But it is the same type of … Continue reading How Trump is Truly Making America Great Again