The Huntington News

Coloumn: Cultural Appropriation or Cultural Appreciation?

Coloumn: Cultural Appropriation or Cultural Appreciation?

Poon Singhatiraj, columnist

October 30, 2019

I, an Asian-American, often grapple with the concept of cultural appropriation. The term, defined in the broadest terms as the “adoption of cultural elements by people not in that culture,” has come into the forefront of Western consciousness in recent years. Many argue that cultural appropriation...

Column: NYC ban on “Illegal Alien” sets a double standard

Column: NYC ban on “Illegal Alien” sets a double standard

Brittany Mendez, opinion editor

October 9, 2019

As of last month, it is a crime in New York City to use the term “illegal alien” in a discriminatory manner or threaten to call immigration officials on someone based on their actual or perceived immigration status. However, no legal consequences have ever existed to deter people from using more severe deroga...

Column: Calls to rebuild Notre-Dame set example of global unity

Column: Calls to rebuild Notre-Dame set example of global unity

Melissa Wells, news staff

April 17, 2019

At 6:43 p.m. Monday, the historic landmark, monument of faith and heart of Paris that is the Notre-Dame began to burn. The cathedral took nearly 200 years to build after construction began in 1163. Home to many of the most important works of art and relics in Christian history, Notre-Dame is a symbol of France that...

Column: Assange arrest spells trouble for the First Amendment

Column: Assange arrest spells trouble for the First Amendment

Matt Hersey, columnist

April 17, 2019

Last Thursday, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in London and dragged out of the Ecuadorian embassy by British officials on charges of failing to surrender to the court and was convicted. Assange founded WikiLeaks in 2006, but made international headlines when he leaked a video of a Unite...

Column: Southern border is not a dilemma, rather an opportunity

Column: Southern border is not a dilemma, rather an opportunity

Matt Hersey, columnist

April 10, 2019

Two weeks ago, President Donald J. Trump threatened to close the southern border, blaming Mexico for the increased number of migrants seeking entry into the United States. In a series of tweets, Trump blamed Democrats for what he considered “weak” immigration laws and billions of dollars lost to ...

Column: #MeToo is not a joke and Biden is accountable

Column: #MeToo is not a joke and Biden is accountable

Brittany Mendez, columnist

April 10, 2019

Although the former vice president attempted to make light of the situation, sexual harassment is not a joke — less so than ever in the age of the #MeToo movement.

Column: T’s ‘Brightening Project’ neglects Red and Orange Line riders

Column: T’s ‘Brightening Project’ neglects Red and Orange Line riders

Brittany Mendez, columnist

April 3, 2019

'Brightening Project' emphasize that wealthier areas are prioritized, while the Orange and Red Line upgrade remains on the back-burner.

Column: Mueller report will change politics, but not by unseating Trump

Matt Hersey, columnist

March 29, 2019

Upon receiving the highly anticipated Mueller report, Americans were left with more questions than answers. But, the conclusion of the investigation and the subsequent release of this report is a chance for Americans to begin bridging the divide it created.

Column: New Zealand is a lesson America hasn’t learned

Melissa Wells, opinion editor

March 27, 2019

It can take a single day, a day like March 15, for our faith in humanity to be shaken. It can also take a day like March 15 for that faith, in the face of tragedy, to be strengthened by the very humanity that connects us to one another.

Column: Hardworking students are true victims of admissions scandal

Column: Hardworking students are true victims of admissions scandal

Brittany Mendez, columnist

March 21, 2019

For decades, many have correctly suspected that the wealthiest of our society pay their way into elite colleges. I simply cannot feel for those now facing the public backlash of that revelation.

Column: O’Rourke may not win, but he’ll show us where politics stands

Column: O’Rourke may not win, but he’ll show us where politics stands

Matt Hersey, columnist

March 20, 2019

O’Rourke may be just another Democratic hopeful, or he is the beginning of a trend that will continue through politics, in which those who run for office work for what Americans truly hold dear.

Column: Black history is everyone’s history

Column: Black history is everyone’s history

Brittany Mendez, news staff

February 27, 2019

Black History Month is really a month to acknowledge what should be generally seen as American history, commemorating the life stories and accomplishments of Black people otherwise forgotten in that history.