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A nation of immigrants

A nation of immigrants

Sebastian Davies-Sigmund, news writer

August 28, 2018

Imagine this: the shouting of children in the night, babies crying for their parents as border patrol rip families apart. Inside this large detention center you are lost, scared, and concerned for your future. Outside, there are bounties of signs reading “no one is illegal on stolen land,” and “build...

I am not a terrorist

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Paria Darafshan, artist

February 8, 2017

Whenever she speaks about it she has this certain look on her face. She takes a deep breath and presses her lips together, her voice begins to tremble and her hands start to shake slightly as she struggles not to let a tear fall in front of me. Although it’s been almost 30 years, the scars haven't...

The not-so-great American melting pot

The not-so-great American melting pot

Jack Rintoul, opinions writer

November 7, 2016

The first thing I learned about immigration was in the song “Great American Melting Pot” by Schoolhouse Rock. I learned America doesn’t have just one race. Almost everyone's family started somewhere else and immigrated to the United States in search of new opportunities. The lyrics taught me to ...

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