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Diversity and Israel

by Benjamin S. Sheinbein During my summer before my junior year of high school, I participated in a trip organized by my Jewish youth group to Poland and Israel. In Poland, I visited and toured the remains of horrific events from the Holocaust. This included some time at the Warsaw Ghetto, Auschwitz, and Majdanek, sites that truly tested my emotional

Ms. Information

By Morgan Miransky For anybody paying attention, the term “fake news” has come up with significant frequency. This is problematic for many reasons. It threatens our democracy, creates an opening for propaganda and state-run media, and makes it more difficult to have an informed electorate. Media is the fourth pillar of government. Since the creation of our country, sharing accurate

Religion as a Political Litmus Test? Flibbertigibbet!

By Evan Williams In nearly every cheesy political drama, there is a charismatic individual who, after much contemplation and, sometimes, a traumatic event, decides to run for office. When they do so, it seems like a team of public relations specialists appear from thin air, prodding said private-citizen-turned-public-figure with questions. The first is obvious: do you have any scandals, any

What Bearing Witness Means to Me

by Kathleen Stinehart In July of this past summer, I had the amazing opportunity to visit Israel with 19 other Catholic educators with the Anti-Defamation League’s Bearing Witness Program. Since that time, I have been attempting to write about my experience, and have felt keenly unequal to the task. Not only was the trip enormous in terms of shifting my