Articles by: Vaibhav Menon

Protesters march on Washington, demanding Congress to implement immigration reform. Source: Anuska Sampedro

A Dire Situation

In the popular TV show Suits, hotshot lawyer Harvey Specter meets a young man named Mike Ross, a brilliant person from humble beginnings. Dropping out of college and living on the streets, Ross ultimately teams with Specter to form one of New York City’s most powerful legal duos. Equally impressive […]

by · September 10, 2013 · California, Features and Opinion
Jon Huntsman has championed bipartisanship through his "No Labels" initiative. Source: Gage Skidmore

A “No Labels” Congress?

 I vividly remember President Obama’s first inauguration ceremony. I was in the seventh grade, and our entire class was eagerly listening to his speech on the radio. Although I cannot remember much of what was said, I have not forgotten a few of the President’s words that day, that “On […]

by · January 24, 2013 · Features and Opinion, United States
Teachers from Chicago Public Schools left classrooms and shut down schools for several days to protest for fair pay. Source: BLPerk

Chicago Teachers’ Strike

While Bellarmine students were slowly getting into the routine of a new school year, almost 400,000 students in Chicago could not have been facing more contrasting prospects. The entire city’s school district, one of the largest in the nation, remained at a virtual standstill as a result of the Chicago […]

by · November 1, 2012 · United States
The Dream Act would give government aid for law-abiding undocumented immigrants to attend college. Source: Korean Resource Center

The GOP and the Dream Act

Sophomores, juniors, and seniors at Bellarmine probably recall last year’s Justice Summit Theme that dealt with the political, economic, and social motivations for immigrants to enter the United States, with a spotlight on those who did so “illegally.” Although our breakout sessions and hopefully our small group discussions led to […]

by · October 30, 2012 · Features and Opinion, United States