Op-Ed: Step up for Afghan refugees

On September 11, 2001, Al-Qaeda operatives hijacked four commercial airliners, crashing them into the World Trade Center. None of the nineteen hijackers were Afghan nationals. Weeks after the attack, the United States announced that U.S. armed forces had launched...

What this year’s Olympics taught me about privilege

When I was eight I was obsessed with being an Olympian. In fact, I was so sure that I was going to make it that I bet my mom’s friend that if I made the Olympic team, she would get the Olympic rings tattooed on her forehead.  My favorite Olympians were Missy...

The harsh truths I learned managing a race at 17

After last year’s general election, everyone in my life begged me to take a break. Partly because they were tired of me harassing them to volunteer and to vote and partly because campaign Bella is a little scary.  In 2020, I worked on congressional races in TN-07...

What Kamala Harris means to biracial kids

In a world that is increasingly polarized by race, it’s easy to forget about us. The mixed kids. The people in that racial grey area where people stare at you a little longer because they can’t quite tell what you are. We are the racially ambiguous people in your TV...

Five of Ted Cruz’s worst moments

Ted Cruz, our favorite capricorn to harass online, just keeps giving his 2024 opponent more ammunition.  In weeks leading up to the riot, he played a massive part in spreading misinformation about the election being fraudulent.  Even after Mitch McConnell...