Afghanistan and Two Decades of Nation Building

Featured Illustration: Lida Afghan On August 15th, 2021, Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, alongside other major provinces, fell into the power of the Taliban, and the world silently watched. This is the same terrorist group that robbed all Afghans of their sanity and dreams from 1996 to 2001. To try to put my fellow Afghans’ feelings during…

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Why I Don’t Stand: An American Minority on the Pledge of Allegiance

“Please stand for the Pledge and a moment of silence.” Growing up, it was a phrase that was branded in my mind as the one constant in my life. At first, since I was young and didn’t know any better, I would stand with my right hand over my chest and recite the words I’d…

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