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Something unpredictable

It is clear to me that I was once terrified of change. I am still scared—scared of budgeting, of house hunting and of losing some of the dearest friends I have found here. But my last two years at Stanford have shown me that the only way to find true peace with yourself is by embracing change.

State of the Union breakdown

Super Tuesday columnists Aimee Trujillo ’15 and Johnathan Bowes ’15 reflect on last week’s State of the Union. Both columnists fault Obama, but from different perspectives. Trujillo suggests that while Obama has much to be proud of, race relations were notably missing from Tuesday’s speech. Bowes, on the other hand, chides Obama for digging into his progressive agenda rather than focusing on working with the newly elected Republican majorities.

Socialism, rhetoric and American politics

Aimee Trujillo ’15 and Johnathan Bowes ’15 take on the rhetoric of socialism. Trujillo declares that socialism has become an insult in American politics but should be picked up by progressives as a labeling of their values, when conducted through a democracy. Bowes disagrees finding that socialism must be tied to tyranny. Yet he too concludes that the word is overuse, weakening its true power.

Net neutrality

Super Tuesday columnists Johnathan Bowes ’15 and Aimee Trujillo ’15 take on net neutrality. While there is a broad consensus that the Internet must remain impartial, the two disagree on the political solution. Trujillo supports government regulations like those placed on telecommunications companies. Bowes, in contrast, argues that we should use our economic vote against the manipulative ISPs and turn instead to encouraging new ISP start ups.

An Islamophobic media

It is abhorrent that such a large population of American citizens still lives in fear of what might result from the antagonistic profiling of their community at the hands of the drama-inciting mass media. The burden of this problem rests on the media to reform its distorted reporting, but it is also crucial for every American to take the sensationalized news with a healthy dose of skepticism.

An “alien” invasion

On June 2, 2014, President Obama released a memorandum declaring a “humanitarian situation” at the U.S.-Mexico border resulting from the large influx of unaccompanied children seeking refuge in the U.S. On July 8, Obama requested $3.7 billion from Congress to apprehend, expedite proceedings for and care for these “unaccompanied alien children,” also known as UACs.…