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Jurgen Klinsmann: Mediocre at best?

By Vaibhav Kumar U.S. soccer fans have been patiently waiting for a team that can finally be competitive against top-tier countries around the world. They envisioned a team where fans wouldn’t have to worry about losing to teams like Honduras and Panama but could compete against teams like Brazil and Spain. Sadly, they have been…

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To PC or not to PC?

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2016 edition of the Georgia Political Review. By Emily Maloney In his keynote speech at the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump stated that he “will present the facts plainly and honestly. We cannot afford to be so politically correct anymore.” His vendetta against political correctness has become a centerpiece of…

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Thanks Obama – A Presidential Reflection

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2016 edition of the Georgia Political Review. By Austin McCandlish Politicians have long evoked fervent emotions, but few have done so as much as our current president. The year Barack Obama took office, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Concurrently, an entire movement was founded upon the principal that…

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ASEAN and China

By Alex Boylston Last summer, following years of hostilities, island building, and close encounters on the South China Sea, The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled in favor of the Philippines and stated that China’s claim to much of the sea had no basis in history or law. China, sticking to its “9…

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The Stock Market’s Reaction to Trump

By Jep McNair On election night, as the voting results poured in and showed that Donald Trump was likely to be the next President, the Dow Futures index dropped 750 points. Presumably, the Dow Jones Industrial Average would plummet the next day. Instead, it closed up 250 points and in the days since has hit…

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The Facts of Fast Fashion

By Gaby Lohner If you’ve ever shopped at an H&M, Zara, Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, or any shop similar to these, you have participated in the newest fashion trend — no, not the resurgence of chokers — “fast fashion.” Fast fashion consists of runway-to-closet looks, the trends that pop up and disappear in the blink…

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The Punchline on Race

By Shuchi Goyal This article appeared in the Fall ’16 edition of the Georgia Political Review. In the weeks leading up to the 2016 Academy Awards, the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite trended across the internet, criticizing the lack of minority representation among nominees. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hoped that African-American show host and…

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Opinion: A Lament for the Swastika

By Shuchi Goyal This article originally appeared in the Spring 2016 edition of the Georgia Political Review. In the late autumn every year, my family, along with over 800 million other Hindus around the world, celebrates Diwali, the festival of lights and the marker of the new year. Our neighbors in the United States now…

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Political Game Theory in the Middle East

By Seamus Murrock As the Reconstruction era of American history came to a close in the late 19th century and unrest stirred quietly in Europe, a different sort of conflict began to materialize in the West Bank of Palestine. Theodor Herzl, a Jewish journalist armed with an unprecedented sense of urgency and a Biblical sense of…

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