Author: Natalie Gastevich

Sanctuary Cities: A Last Hope

On January 25, Donald trump passed the fourth executive order of his Presidency. The order is framed under the guise of “Enhancing the Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.” It is cracking down on the enforcement of immigration…

Breaking the Cycle of the Chicago Police Department

In the summer of 2016, I worked as an embedded journalist for Mikva Challenge, a Chicago-based non-profit. The organization was founded 30 years ago by Judge Abner Mikva, a progressive jurist who believed that young people could be a force…

South Africa to Baltimore: The Place of Violence in Civil Protest

In the fall of 2015, university students in South Africa protested the announcement of impending tuition fee hikes of 10%. In initial response to the protests, the South African government promised to only increase tuition by 6%. After about two months of…

Hillary: A New Opportunity for Women’s Rights

As Hillary Clinton soldiers into the home stretch of her presidential campaign, her supporters are ramping up their favourite “why Clinton should win” one-liners. Perhaps the most repeated testimony for Clinton is that “having a woman in the White House…