The Myth of the Model Minority

American culture characterizes the narrative of the Asian American as being highly educated, disciplined, wealthy, successful, and assimilated. Data from the Pew Center reveals that Asian Americans ha…

The Mercurial Case of Misuari

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2013 print edition, which can be found here. The Bangsamoro region of the Southern Philippines has seen a great deal of turmoil over the past few decades a…

Scaling Everest

BY GIACOMO TOGNINI It has been seven years since Nepal’s decade-long civil war led to the overthrow of the world’s third-longest-lasting absolute monarchy and the victory of former Maoist rebels at th…

The Labor Rollercoaster of a Lifetime

What began as a factory fire months ago has turned into turmoil through Bangladesh. In April of 2013, Rana Plaza in Bangladesh toppled down, killing 1,129 people and injuring 1,900. This was the deadl…

United American Emirates, The New UAE?

As recently as five years ago, energy analysts were in agreement the US would need to begin importing natural gas to keep up with rising consumption amidst depleting domestic reserves. Fast-forward ha…

Food Stamps: The Usual Target

  This past month Representative Tim Huelskamp from Kansas said the GOP’s plan to cut social programs including the food stamp program (SNAP) meant, “you can no longer sit on your couch…and expec…