Round table talk #1: Coronavirus

In light of this difficult time, we asked our staff to answer a few questions and share their thoughts on this global pandemic, quarantine, local efforts and transnational combatting approaches. We hope to provide a platform for community support and urge folks to submit their work/thoughts to our open submissions form. Amanda: I am back…

#StudentsAgainstHindutva

The current political climate in India, fueled by the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), remains non-inclusive of the diverse ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds present in the country today. The CAA, passed in December 2019, allows non-Muslim immigrants in India who are originally from Muslim-majority nations to more easily gain…

The Importance of Student Protesting in India

Peaceful protests conducted at three Indian universities regarding the country’s new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has resulted in violent government and police action across these campuses. On December 11, 2019, the Indian government, run by current Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pro-Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), passed the CAA. The reasoning behind this decision was that…

Existential Crises at 3:33 a.m.

As the quarter drags on, students become more and more entrenched in the everyday stresses of life. The seemingly mundane, yet unavoidable, routine of class-lab-work-eat-sleep implants itself in our existences day after day, leaving exhausted students with limited time to contemplate their own thoughts about other aspects of their lives. Ironically, however, this may very…