I recently wrote a profile for The Ivy Inspire about Brown University sophomore Michael Bardakji of Aleppo, Syria, which you can read here. I had a really incredible conversation with Michael about what it was like to grow up during the Syrian Civil War and about the process of moving to the United States and […]Read more "There and Back Again"
Hello all, I have spent the past two (or so) months acclimating to my new home at Columbia University. Thus, my blog has been quite inactive. Now that it’s midterm season, I thought it was the perfect time to revamp this site. I have some exciting new projects coming up in the next couple of […]Read more "CUCR blames Recent Bout of Hurricanes on Former US President Barack Obama"
US politics have become nothing short of depressing lately, which is why as of today, JuliaLikesPolitics will be making a change in the content it produces. While in the past I have focused my blog almost completely on American politics, today I am beginning a new series: JuliaLikesPolitics International, or JLP International for short so […]Read more "JLP INTERNATIONAL"
The world is laughing at us. Well, of course they are. They’ve earned that right because we’ve certainly laughed at them. Brexit? Tee-hee! Kim Jong Un? Looks like an overgrown fluffernutter–Hah! Canada? Eh? Is it even a real place? So fine. Let them laugh. The one thing we mustn’t do is join in with them. […]Read more "Donald and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week"
The Hallway by Julia Schreder Originally published February 21st, 2017 in the Weston Forum. As a student, I have a particular vested interest in President Trump’s Secretary of Education — Betsy DeVos. Should I choose to attend one of the three federally funded public universities that I have been accepted to next fall, my education […]Read more "Follow the Money"
Even though President Trump has already chosen the nominees to fill his cabinet, the confirmed members have been showing perilously low approval ratings and have been met with hard-fought opposition by constituents and Democratic Senators alike. That means some positions might be opening up very soon… here’s how you can get your foot in the […]Read more "How to become a Trump cabinet nominee:"
On Friday afternoon (1/27/17), President Trump approved an executive order that suspended entry of all refugees to the United States for 120 days, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely, and blocked entry into the United States for 90 days for citizens of seven countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. It also barred green card […]Read more "Analyzing Trump’s Immigration Ban Executive Order"