The Picador

Subjective Sympathy: Why We Selectively Mourn

Lolo Zabaleta, Foreign Correspondent

January 17, 2018

Despite the fact that on many levels humanity is in a better place than it has been in all history, sometimes it does not feel that way. Perhaps it's because of mass media, but sometimes it feels as though we are drowning in tr...

Keeping up with Climate Change

Kai Parlett, Reporter

January 17, 2018

As Donald Trump makes headlines, the more pressing and less comical world problem of climate change has fallen under the radar. Climate change (also referred to as global warming) is becoming a bigger problem that many people...

Una Cataluña Independiente (Sí o No)

Lolo Zabaleta, Foreign Correspondent

November 16, 2017

On October 1st, Catalonia held a referendum asking its’ citizens whether or not they desired independence. My previous article was about this event and its controversy, and, as I mentioned, the situation has indeed progressed.   While an overwhelmi...

In Defense of the Electoral College

Kitt Urdang, Editor

November 16, 2017

Five times in the history of the United States, the winner of the popular vote didn’t become President. The most recent of these times were in 2000 when George W. Bush won the presidency over Al Gore, and in 2016, when Dona...

Quebec Uncovers: Veils, Conspicuous Religious Symbols Banned

Rebecca Feist, Editor

October 31, 2017

Last Wednesday, a controversial bill passed by the Quebec National Assembly caused conflicting opinions to arise among many residents of the Canadian province of Quebec. Bill 62 is a disputed bill that falls under religious neut...

Wildfires Rage in California

Lilly Magnus, Reporter

October 31, 2017

California has recently been swept by the worst forest fires in history. So far 7,000 homes and offices have been destroyed. Forty-two people are dead, and hundreds more are still missing. Around 15,000 people have been forced ...

In Charlottesville’s Wake, Ripple Effect Felt in Seattle

Ryan Houx, Reporter

September 22, 2017

As I wandered up the confusing streets of cloudy Seattle, the streets flooded with men in full body armor on bikes. My mom and I were frazzled by their entrance, so we walked closer to what seemed to be the source of this commot...

A Dreamers’ Nightmare: Future of DACA Unknown

Rebecca Feist, Editor

September 22, 2017

Imagine you are a teenage illegal immigrant living in the United States. You go to your local high school, you hang out with your friends, maybe you play a couple of sports. You dream of going to college, of getting your driver...

Elections in France and South Korea: What do they tell us?

Chae Hahn '17, Editor-in-Chief

May 16, 2017

On Sunday, May 7th, independent centrist Emmanuel Macron handily defeated far-right Marine Le-Pen in the French presidential election. Two days later, in another decisive victory, Jae-In Moon, a former human rights lawyer, won...