Author: Alex Bavalsky

Swarthmore Fraternity Closures

  On April 30th, 2019, the last two fraternities at Swarthmore College disbanded. The fraternities, Phi Psi and Delta Upsilon, were housed in two on campus, college owned buildings. Their termination followed the release of past fraternity documents and protests by other Swarthmore students.  In April of this year, two Swarthmore campus publications, The Phoenix…

The Crisis In Venezuela

  Venezuela, once the richest country in Latin America, and home to one of the largest oil reserves in the world, has been experiencing a massive economic downturn. Many people attribute the problems to the economic mismanagement and political corruption under Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The International Monetary Fund has estimated that Venezuela’s economy declined…

Outbreak – Measles in America

In the year 2000, officials declared that measles had been eliminated from the United States of America. Yet, measles outbreaks have been reported in twenty-six American states, just since the beginning of 2019. Certain areas of New York, including Brooklyn and Queens, are seeing dramatic outbreaks. The reason behind the declaration of the eradication of…

Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang is a presidential candidate that is seemingly out of left field on the democratic stage. A single-issue candidate promoting a Universal Basic Income or UBI, Yang has grown in popularity nonstop since his campaign began in november of 2017.    The main theory behind UBI is that automation as well as other factors…

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