Crack! You whirl your head around in a sudden surprise as your fellow tribesman accidentally steps on a twig. “Sorry,” he says thoughtlessly, as he shrugs in indifference. You let out an exasperated sigh as you continue through the forest. Just two days ago, your chief had sent you and one other member of the Lakota tribe to scout for food, as a deadly famine … Continue reading The Shenandoah Papers Chapter Three: Pamunkey and Peace Pipes
Enter Wichita, Kansas — Kansas’ biggest city, and yet unimposing all the same, practically centered in a state that is primarily composed of plains and endless seas of wheat. Although Wichita lacks extravagant sights such as the breathtaking mountains of its neighbor Colorado, it does have a more poignant landmark on its Riverside: The Keeper of the Plains. The obscure structure towers over the bustling … Continue reading The Shenandoah Papers Chapter Two: Manifest Destiny and Selective Education
Introduction A massive amount of gun control debates have risen in the wake of the recent Florida school shooting that claimed 17 victims. With each mass shooting that has come to pass, there has always been fiery debate on both sides, and yet no change has come. This is mainly due to misinformation and the vehemency of the partisan divide. I will speak on these obstacles … Continue reading The Real Problem Behind Gun Control Debates
On December 9, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly met to discuss the topic of genocide. Although the intention of the convention was to define genocide and apply its definition to the horrors of World War II, the definition that the convention provides is well within the scope of the horrors that have been committed on Native Americans throughout the scope of American history. Here’s … Continue reading Shenandoah Papers Chapter One: Systematic Genocide
On the riverside of Wichita, Kansas, a seemingly unremarkable city, looms a landmark known as the Keeper of the Plains. Although the Native built statue proudly stands over the downtown area of Wichita and is often surrounded by a ring of fire, people often forget what it stands for. In a previous post, I mentioned Washington’s struggle at Valley Forge and his impossible rescue by Shenandoah, … Continue reading The Shenandoah Papers: Introduction
December 14, 2017 — The FCC recently voted to kill Net Neutrality, and unsurprisingly, the vote passed with 3-2 in favor of gutting it. What exactly is Net Neutrality? What comes next? Is there any hope of reviving it? On February 26, 2015, the FCC under the Obama Administration ruled in favor of Net Neutrality and modified Title II of the Communications Act of 1934 and … Continue reading The FCC Voted to Kill Net Neutrality; What’s Next?
December 12, 2017 — As evident by the news articles swarming social media, Doug Jones defied the odds and won his seat in the Alabama Senate. A democrat hasn’t won the Alabama Senate race since 1992, when Richard Shelby was elected. For both chronology and amusement purposes, I found out that two of the top songs released in 1992 were Achy Breaky Heart by Billy … Continue reading What Exactly Does the Alabama Election Mean?