The Crisis in Yemen

By Cassie Kim Yemen has faced challenge after challenge, including war, starvation, and outbreaks of disease, forcing them into a devastating humanitarian crisis. The disaster began when the power transfer from Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen’s authoritarian president, to Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi failed in 2011. The Houthis, a rebel group that is largely speculated to beContinue reading “The Crisis in Yemen”

Bomb In Beirut

By William Caraccio Before August 5, 2020, the Gemmayzeh neighborhood just south of Beirut’s main port could be characterized by stone churches and clustered restaurants, with Lebanese locals as well as tourists populating the historic cobblestone streets. Now, after a huge stockpile of ammonium nitrate unexpectedly exploded on Wednesday, killing over 150 and displacing someContinue reading “Bomb In Beirut”

Students for Hospitals

By Anna Hanuska Despite the uncertainty and stress surrounding the pandemic, several Westmont students found a way to help our community. Inspired by his mom’s struggles as a nurse at the beginning of the pandemic, 2020 Westmont graduate Daniel Lan founded Students for Hospitals to relieve the PPE shortage and protect health care workers likeContinue reading “Students for Hospitals”


By Ben Wynd The rise of Alexandira Ocasio-Cortez to political stardom was unprecedented in American politics. 28 years old at the start of her campaign, AOC began her run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives for New York’s 14th district. However, this would be a great challenge seeing that in order toContinue reading “AOC”