Recently the House Homeland Security Committee held a hearing on radicalization in the US Muslim Community. Nine and a half years have passed since the terrorist attacks that have come to define our generation.

If you are like many Concordia students, you are unphased by the start of Lent this Wednesday. But this year, whether you are a Christian, Muslim, Jew, Hindu, Buddhist, atheist or anything else, I challenge you to harness the spirit of Lent to do good for our planet. Last weekContinue Reading

As a child of the ‘90s, I have grown up in an era where youth involvement in politics has been hard to find. My childhood was split between two countries, and in both I saw political systems dominated by old people. When I entered middle school and started to learnContinue Reading

Egypt. Libya. Yemen. Oman. Bahrain. Tunisia. Iran. Iraq. As revolution and rebellion ripples through the Middle East, it’s important that we learn quickly and keep our minds open. In conflict with our idea as the center of global politics, the United States is decidedly outside these clashes. Taking a lookContinue Reading

Last week, Mark Besonen acknowledged that Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s regime is a dictatorship. Despite this, he argued that the United States’ government should be cautious about supporting the Egyptian people in their revolt against Mubarak. Besonen’s argument centers around two key assumptions. The first is that U.S. interests shouldContinue Reading

In Minnesota, this part of winter gets unpredictable. As the weather shifts daily from cold to warm to incomprehensibly frigid and back again, even the most staunch of cold-weather lovers begin to think of greener times. It was in this spirit that I realized how much I miss the farmersContinue Reading