• “Isis” before ISIS
  • Is it the Government’s Job to Prevent Resegregation?
  • Putin is the Leader America Needs, But Not the One it Deserves
  • The Changing Role of War Zone Journalists
  • On the Failures Regarding Ray Rice
  • A WUPR Interview with Jack Devine
  • “Isis” before ISIS

    “Isis” before ISIS

    By Gabriel Rubin Before 1994, “O.J.” existed in a state of blissful innocence, more likely to be mentioned at a breakfast table than in a criminal court. Swastikas used to adorn Chinese pottery, and Gulf Coast parents happily christened their daughters “Katrina” and “Rita.” And, until several months ago, “Isis” […]

  • Is it the Government’s Job to Prevent Resegregation?

    Is it the Government’s Job to Prevent Resegregation?

    BY GRACE PORTELANCE Most modern, rational people believe that laws segregating a population based on race or class are morally wrong. Most people also believe that no law should tell people where they must or must not live. However, preventing concentrations of homogenous populations was and continues to be a […]

  • Putin is the Leader America Needs, But Not the One it Deserves

    Putin is the Leader America Needs, But Not the One it Deserves

    BY HENRY KOPESKY I’m envious of Russia. I know that, with that line, I’ve lost a good chunk of you already. Russia is, for a lack of a better word, a bully. Russia is the bully who is a few years older than everyone else in its class and is […]

  • The Changing Role of War Zone Journalists

    The Changing Role of War Zone Journalists

    BY TORI SGARRO A man dressed in all black hunches over a makeshift barricade in Gezi Park. He uses one hand to shield his face from tear gas released by police. With the other, he raises a Turkish flag above his body. The bright red flag, illuminated by a distant […]

  • On the Failures Regarding Ray Rice

    On the Failures Regarding Ray Rice

    BY CHARLIE THAU Let’s start with the obvious—Ray Rice failed. The act of brutality against his then-fiancée Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City casino elevator was unconscionable and barbaric. Rice failed as a partner, a man, and as a father on the deepest possible level. All of this is obvious […]

  • A WUPR Interview with Jack Devine

    A WUPR Interview with Jack Devine

    BY WUPR’s EDITORS-IN-CHIEF The WUPR editors-in-chief, Gabe Rubin and Sonya Schoenberger, interviewed Jack Devine, the former Acting Director of CIA Operations. Devine was present in Chile during the 1973 military coup, played a key role in the CIA’s arming the Mujahideen against the Soviets in Afghanistan, and helped capture the infamous Pablo Escobar […]

 

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Is it the Government’s Job to Prevent Resegregation?

Is it the Government’s Job to Prevent Resegregation?

BY GRACE PORTELANCE Most modern, rational people believe that laws segregating a population based on race or class are morally wrong. Most people also believe that no law should tell people where they must or must not live. However, preventing...

 

On the Failures Regarding Ray Rice

On the Failures Regarding Ray Rice

BY CHARLIE THAU Let’s start with the obvious—Ray Rice failed. The act of brutality against his then-fiancée Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City casino elevator was unconscionable and barbaric. Rice failed as a partner, a man, and as a father...

 

The Activist Ego Chamber

The Activist Ego Chamber

BY RAJA KRISHNA On a cloudy Friday morning in early May, seven Washington University students were arrested for trying to enter a board of trustees meeting. The “Wash. U. Seven,” as they started calling themselves, say they wanted to deliver...

 

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“Isis” before ISIS

“Isis” before ISIS

By Gabriel Rubin Before 1994, “O.J.” existed in a state of blissful innocence, more likely to be mentioned at a breakfast table than in a criminal court. Swastikas used to adorn Chinese pottery, and Gulf Coast parents happily christened...

 

Putin is the Leader America Needs, But Not the One it Deserves

Putin is the Leader America Needs, But Not the One it Deserves

BY HENRY KOPESKY I’m envious of Russia. I know that, with that line, I’ve lost a good chunk of you already. Russia is, for a lack of a better word, a bully. Russia is the bully who is a few years older than everyone else in its class and...

 

A Paradox of Peace

A Paradox of Peace

BY BILLIE MANDELBAUM In 1988, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces. The committee hailed the forces for making “a decisive contribution towards the initiation of actual peace...