Category: Opinion

2020 National Women’s March

By Alexandra Saffa-Hoethke, editor

Sat January 25, 2020

(GW CHRONICLE) — On January 18th and 25th, 2020, thousands of women’s rights activists united across the nation to advocate for equality. Standing in unity, women’s rights activists carried the gustiness that had initially sparked the origin of the Women’s Rights Movement in the year 1913. The marchers of today represent not only their current generation but also the hundreds of generations that bravely marched before them. For centuries, the notion that men are the superior and entitled gender in comparison to women has been challenged to a point where now women are rising above, rising above stigmas, discriminatory barriers, and unjust enactments that accede to discrimination.

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The complexity of elections

And how you can help

Lily McLean, editor and social director

On March 3rd, 2020, roughly 79% of California’s 25.3 million eligible voters will go out and vote in the primary election. Several other states will be holding elections on March 3rd as well, but among these, California has the largest population by several million. Texas voters will also head to the polls and a new record of registered voters was recently set there this September. Florida, the third-largest state, will vote in the primary on March 17th, while the fourth-largest state, New York, will have to wait until April 28th. 

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The Trump, Venezuela Standoff


Julian-Alexandre W., journalist

This is an opinion article by one of our staff writers, and the opinions expressed here do not represent the views of the newspaper in general or of the leadership team. 

The entropy in Venezuela has reached an all-time high. Since 2013, the authoritative Nicolas Maduro, the current leader of Venezuela, has continued to plummet this country into an economic and political disaster. He has exploited his power to instill absolute and complete control over his people. His socialistic dictatorship has failed. Yet he refuses to accept the hard truth even as the people of Venezuela protest against his political reign. The United States and its sitting President, Donald Trump, has recognized this and has recently taken action to prevent Maduro’s malicious deeds and intentions. But how can the United States maneuver Maduro to accept new leadership and bring back prosperity to Venezuela?

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The Daughter of an Immigrant

Gianna B., Journalist

“Look at you; you don’t even know English!” “You’ll never make it.” “You’re going to amount to nothing.”

These were the type of remarks my father faced at ten years old when he immigrated from the Philippines, where he was an orphan in the slums of Cebu, to Victorville, a small rundown town of drug dealers and the poor of Eastern California. He came to America; a place where his real name couldn’t even be pronounced correctly, not knowing a single word of English, and frightened of being abandoned yet again.

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Hong Kong’s disruptive anarchy

Julian-Alexandre W., journalist

This is an opinion article by one of our staff writers, and the opinions expressed here do not represent the views of the newspaper in general or of the leadership team.

Since the introduction of the Fugitive Offenders Amendment Bill, outrage has spread among many Hong Kong civilians. This bill supports the enactment of extradition – anyone who commits a severe crime in Hong Kong will fall into the hands of mainland Chinese jurisdiction. Because of this newfound bill, a once civilized and law-abiding Hong Kong has become divided, belligerent, and angry. The cry for democracy and human rights have driven the youth to mass protests throughout Hong Kong island. These ongoing demonstrations have proven to be dangerous for both the protestors and the police. Angry crowds turn into mobs, taking their voices to a new level by overturning cars, burning garbage, smashing storefront windows, and littering bricks to blockade busy streets. In retaliation, the police are violent as well by carelessly dropping tear gas and utilizing pepper spray. The mad chaos often turns the police force’s fears into executing unintentional shootings of young demonstrators.

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What it takes to be a great online teacher

Gryffin T., journalist

This is an opinion article by one of our staff writers, and the opinions expressed here do not represent the views of the newspaper in general or of the leadership team. 

The job of any great teacher is to see their students reach superior academic achievement. Online teachers and advisors must go the extra mile to communicate effectively with students in cyberspace. It is not so easy to connect individually through distance learning, but it is essential to the teacher-student relationship.

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The Peloton ad, a dystopian fairytale

Brennan-Pierson W., journalist

This is an opinion article by one of our staff writers, and the opinions expressed here do not represent the views of the newspaper in general or of the leadership team. 

Recently, a seemingly innocent advertisement by the exercise machine company, Peloton, has sparked outrage and disgust from “woke” liberals and reporters.  The ad, titled “The gift that gives back,” is only thirty-one seconds long and features a young, attractive woman receiving a Peloton bike from her husband for the holidays. She thanks her husband and proceeds to record herself exercising on the bike for the rest of the year. Next Christmas, she shows her husband the video montage she took. How could such a short and straightforward ad about a bike cause any outrage, you might ask? According to dull reporters and frenzied liberals, the answer is that the ad is blatantly sexist, and highlights spousal abuse. 

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Is socialism the answer to America’s problems?

Julian-Alexandre W., journalist

This is an opinion article by one of our staff writers, and the opinions expressed here do not represent the views of the newspaper in general or of the leadership team.

During many recent Democratic Presidential debates, a common and quite popular theme on the stage has been about Socialism. In brief, Socialism is a governmental state where resources, production, and exchange are divided equally amongst the community as a whole. Now there have been grand plans from Democratic Presidential Candidates to convert America, a Democratic-Republic country, into a Socialist country. In my opinion, I firmly believe that we should all stick to the American Declaration Of Independence and the Constitution. While our governmental system is not perfect, it has evidently proven to be functional and successful.

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A Famous Kennedy Quote That Has Become The Challenge Of Our Time

Julian-Alexandre W., journalist

This is an opinion article by one of our staff writers, and the opinions expressed here do not represent the views of the newspaper in general or of the leadership team. 

“This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor,” from John F. Kennedy, State of the Union Message, January 14, 1963.

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