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Boeing’s comeback: post-737 MAX crisis

Boeing’s comeback: post-737 MAX crisis

Nick Vanni, Beyond Liberty Editor

March 22, 2020

Due to time limitations in design, the 737 MAX was laden with issues, which was brought to light with the crashes of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, killing all 346 people aboard both planes. Since these crashes, the 737 MAX has been grounded, and a multitude of complex issues...

Coronavirus: the newest public health crisis

Coronavirus: the newest public health crisis

Ben Royce, Senior Writer

March 22, 2020

The 2019 coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, is the latest scare in the world of infectious diseases. While it is not the first occurrence of this virus, the 2019 reemergence has caused global concern similar to that of Ebola in 2016. So what’s going on? Officials believe the respiratory illness, officially named COVID-19, came from livestock in an outdoor market in Wuh...

Electronic elections: impossible or inevitable?

Haley Archer, Senior Writer

March 22, 2020

Finally, a modern voting system fit for all Americans—or, the downfall of democracy. Online voting has been a contentious issue in elections worldwide since its debut in Estonia in 2005. Proponents of the system argue that online voting allows a greater number of people to participate in elections,...

The Mueller Report

Jency Clement and Matthew Rubenstein

May 10, 2019

On April 18th, 2019, the results of the investigation were revealed to the public in a document known as “The Mueller Report.”

The case for UBI: Why you deserve $1000 per month

Jency Clement, Beyond Liberty Editor

April 18, 2019

While some write off UBI as “communism” or “free handouts,” the idea is much more democratic and necessary than it seems.

Hasan Minhaj & Trevor Noah: informative or biased?

Jency Clement, Beyond LIberty Editor

December 26, 2018

I love Hasan Minhaj. So when I found out that Minhaj (comedian and former Daily Show correspondent) had a Netflix series, Patriot Act, I was ecstatic. I immediately logged onto Netflix and got started on the first episode, which covered Affirmative Action. The show was filled with humor and political...

Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote?

Brigitte Larkin, Social Director

December 23, 2018

In Washington, D.C., the city council is voting on the Youth Vote Amendment Act of 2018. If passed, this bill will allow 16 and 17 year olds in D.C. to vote in the 2020 Presidential Election. D.C. would be the first city to grant the vote to 16 and 17 year olds at the federal level. Inspired by the high schoolers that came to D.C. to protest at the March for our Lives, D.C. council member Charles Allen introduced the bill last April.

Acceptance without Affirmative Action

Alex Diamond, Senior Writer

November 26, 2018

Go carefully down the halls and be sure to gently step over the senior crying in the middle of it. It’s college application season—thus the stress-sobbing teens—but this year, a top university is also under a great deal of pressure. This past October, the prestigious Harvard University came under...

How tariffs hurt Washington’s cherry farmers

Jency Clement, Beyond Liberty Editor

September 26, 2018

I typically don’t think about farmers, probably because I live in one of the suburbs of Seattle. However, the issues farmers deal with are close to home; if I lived in an obscure town in the middle of Eastern Washington, I would be pretty worried. Recently, President Donald Trump imposed a series...

Milk: a government’s lie

Bridget Ury, Photography Editor

September 26, 2018

Humans are a little odd. We are the only species in the world that drinks the milk of other animals. However, almost 75% of the world is lactose intolerant in some form. This means that 5.7 billion people across the world lack the ability to create the enzyme lactase, which breaks down the milk-sugar...

Why we need more political parties

Jency Clement, Beyond Liberty Editor

December 15, 2017

Red or blue? Donkey or elephant? Democrat or Republican? Some of these questions are easy to answer, some are more difficult. It’s easy to choose between colors, but for many of us, it gets harder to choose between political affiliations, especially if we have views that don’t completely align...

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