David duChemin, World and Humanitarian Photographer

Last week, I attended a guest lecture from distinguished University of Southern California (USC) professor Sofia Gruskin on the topic of Health and Human Rights. Professor Gruskin, director of the Inequalities in Global Health Institute at USC, is perhaps one of the most qualified individuals to discuss global health in the world. …


An Amazonian Best

Tonight marks the conclusion of Amazon’s annual Prime Day — otherwise known as Christmas for those of us who love putting things in our cart that we never get around to buying until this sacred holiday.

We all love this day. Of course, when I say we I am referring to those who have to pay a $100 annual fee ($120 next year) in order to access the deals of this wonderful day. It’s a day where not only our carts are full of materialistic, largely unnecessary items but, hopefully, our hearts will be too. …


One of the biggest upsets in Democratic history left many millennials and individuals of Gen Z feeling excited, fulfilled, and most importantly, hopeful about the political future of this nation. When Alexandria Ocasio Cortez defeated 19-year incumbent Joseph Crowley in the Democratic primary in New York, a new wave of democratic progressivism sparked throughout the nation. …


A few weeks ago the University of Chicago dropped it’s SAT requirement from the incoming freshman application. I was beyond excited, possibly too excited, when I found about this. Just coming out of the grueling, painful, and traumatizing experience that was the college application process it was inspiring to see positive change, even if it would no longer affect me. To understand why I was excited by this, allow me to give you some background and information about the capitalist hegemon for high school students — the College Board.

The College Board is a name that most high school students…

Ashley Abadeer

University of Southern California International Relations and the Global Economy '22

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