The Future of the Irish Border

Written by: Ryan Thiele In a public debate that has engulfed the careers of two Prime Ministers, split parties and the public, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the UK parliament voted to put off Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s newly negotiated deal with the Union until the Brexit withdrawal is delayed and given a new…

Is Brexit Going to do More Harm than Good?

Written by: Ilana Friedman Britain is in the process of exiting the European Union (EU) through Brexit. Brexit has been a long debate for five years now. As the date gets closer for the exit, people are getting nervous about what the future holds for the United Kingdom’s economy. In 2013, Prime Minister David Cameron…

For the Many, Not the Few: Labour’s Plan to Democratize the Workplace

Written by: Daniel Zaydman In recent months, Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the UK Labour Party, and his Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, John McDonnell, have unveiled a slew of new economic plans designed to drastically restructure the United Kingdom’s economy while also closing the soaring wealth gap the country faces. One of the most…

Notre Dame Cathedral Scarred by Fire

Written by: Meredith Antell Paris residents watched as the Notre Dame cathedral, the symbol of beauty and history of Paris, was damaged by a dramatic fire last Monday evening. Completed in the 13th century, the cathedral has served as a landmark for Paris, attracting around 13 million people each year — nearly double the visitors…

God Remain the Queen

Written by: Michael Sauer David Cameron was cornered. The brash, anti-EU United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) was exploiting Europe’s migrant crisis for the political windfall, chiseling into the Conservative majority in the House of Commons. UKIP wanted out of the European Union and promised to upset the nation’s political fabric at great cost to accomplish…

A Sustainable Approach

Written by: Chandrea Baster Pollution is a serious problem plaguing our world today. Regardless of the source, it is something that impacts our daily lives and is a severe issue that needs mending. Pollution has a variety of different origins; factories, industrial facilities, trucks, and automobiles all contribute to the amount of pollution in our…

Denmark’s Newest Human Rights Concern: Lindholm

Written by: Eva Branson Today, the deserted Danish island, Lindholm, is home to research labs that investigate viruses ailing cattle and swine. Researchers elected to conduct their work on Lindholm due to its isolation, limiting politicians’ and citizens’ concerns about potential contagion. In 2021, however, the research labs will be removed, and a brand new…

Theresa May’s Defiant Response to Threats of No Confidence

Written by: Katie Seitelman This week UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, presented the draft of her Brexit plan, detailing how the UK would leave the EU. The deal was not well received and sparked multiple resignations. Of particular importance was the resignation of Dominic Raab, the Brexit secretary, whose resignation triggered a series of others….

“Wir schaffen das”: Is it a reality?

Written by: Emily Janicik Angela Merkel’s famous slogan “wir schaffen das,” which she originally introduced in 2015 in response to the refugee crisis in Europe, translates in English to “we can do it.” After three years of tackling the difficult issue of world migration, however, many Germans are becoming disillusioned with this sentiment.  In 2015,…