Post Tagged with: "protest"

on October 14, 2014 at 10:16 AM / in World

The Economic Tide Shifts Amid Protests in Hong Kong

By: Connor Quirk Over the past few months, the world has watched as Hong Kong experienced unprecedented civil unrest.  The protests, coordinated by student groups throughout the city, have one aim: to broaden the scope of the democratic process in coming elections.  Currently, Hong Kong operates under the “basic law,” a de facto constitution put in place during the handover […]

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on April 18, 2013 at 9:01 PM / in Arts & Culture

Is This Song Made for You and Me?

By: Rachael Zipperer  In 1940, Woody Guthrie wrote “This Land is Your Land,” probably his most popular song and arguably one of the most influential songs in American folk music. The song has been covered innumerable times over the decades since it was written, and Guthrie inspired artists like Bob Dylan who have gone on to create some of the […]

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on April 24, 2012 at 9:23 PM / in Arts & Culture

What Happened to the Political Protest Song?

By: Emily Kopp “The times they are a changin’.” No, really. The U.S. federal executive branch continues to expand its jurisdiction, a ruthless dictator in the Middle East exerts a systematic daily bloodbath against his own people in a frenzied attempt to maintain power, the ugly practice of racial profiling has resulted in at least one casualty in the last […]

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