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The Political Hawk

Breaching the Divide

December 12, 2018 |

I talked to a Republican, conservative white woman about politics on Instagram–this is what happened. Spoiler: we aren’t all that different.

About three months ago I followed conservative public figure, Esther Houston, on Instagram. Her husband, Joel Houston, is … Read More

Do Young People Care About Voting?

November 15, 2018 |

It was a rainy Monday morning, and I was in an Uber reluctantly making my way to a doctor’s appointment. As the Uber was driving down a highway (which one, I don’t know. I trust my phone to take me … Read More

Speech: Why My Vote Matters

November 5, 2018 | 1

Click play on the audio above to hear our Politics and Lifestyle Editor, Arlette Huesca ’19, give a rousing speech on the importance of voting. The full text of her speech can be found below.

“We hold these … Read More

Nikki Haley’s Unexpected Resignation

October 28, 2018 |

Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, announced her resignation from her position with President Donald Trump on October 9, 2018. A press conference was held in the White House, D.C, that Tuesday morning, in which … Read More

Women Demand Answers from Senator Flake

September 29, 2018 |

On Friday, September 28, Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona, a Republican, released a statement through his staff that he was indeed going to vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh, which would lead to a larger Senate vote determining … Read More

Analysis: Brett Kavanaugh’s Judiciary Hearing

September 27, 2018 | 1

At 6:49 p.m., four and a half hours after the Judiciary Hearing for Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh began, it finally came to an end. Various breaks and powerful statements later, the Senate floor had closed along with … Read More

Gun Violence in 2018 (So Far)

March 23, 2018 |

We have been living in 2018 for fewer than 100 days and there have already been over 20 school shootings in America, putting us on pace to have the most school shootings in a year, ever. These shootings have … Read More

Betsy DeVos on 60 Minutes

March 18, 2018 |

Does our secretary of education know how schools work?

Last Sunday, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos appeared on the CBS television program 60 Minutes in an interview conducted by journalist Lesley Stahl. As the interview progressed, things got awkward–fast. It appeared … Read More

Kate Upton’s Personal #MeToo Story

February 15, 2018 |

On January 31, 2018, supermodel and actress Kate Upton started a nationwide conversation with just one tweet.

She wrote, “It’s disappointing that such an iconic women’s brand @Guess is still empowering Paul Marciano as their creative director #metoo.” This … Read More

Time’s Up at the Golden Globes

January 14, 2018 |

A night that is usually filled with glitz and glamour was submerged in a sea of black in support of the #TimesUp movement that focuses on recognizing victims of sexual assault.

On Sunday, January … Read More

Is H&M Racist?

January 14, 2018 |

H&M recently released an advertisement on their website in Great Britain that pictured a young African American boy wearing a hooded sweatshirt that reads “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle.”

Since this product and image was released, tons of controversy has surrounded the … Read More

Pros and Cons of American Imperialism

January 7, 2018 | 43

The US has significant effects on other countries in terms of pop culture, technology, business practices, and more. However, the gravity of how much influence America has on other governments is evident in American Imperialism, which is the military, economic, … Read More

Shakeup on The Senate Floor: Al Franken

December 12, 2017 | 1

 

On Thursday, December 7, 2017, Senator Al Franken (D) of Minnesota announced that he will be stepping down from his position, during a speech on the Senate floor. Franken’s decision is brought upon by the numerous sexual … Read More

Powerful Men Accused

December 4, 2017 |

On October 5, 2017, a New York Times piece was run, accusing famous Hollywood film producer and executive Harvey Weinstein of many incidents regarding sexual assault and paying off women to keep quiet about them. The response to this article was … Read More

Will DACA Disappear?

September 26, 2017 |

On September 5, 2017, President Trump ordered the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which represents the thousands of people that were brought into the United States illegally as children. Over 689,000 individuals are protected by … Read More