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Fashion and Politics: Influencers Share Their Thoughts on Political Climate

By Jessica Flores People visit fashion and lifestyle blogs to escape the realities of their lives but now people are curious in knowing what their influencers think about the political climate America is in. President Trump’s recent executive orders regarding immigration has inspired fashion influencers to speak out–many for the first time–about their political stance on their social media. Fashion blogger Indah Nur posted a photo on Instagram that said “I am the proud daughter of immigrants” with “Proud Indonesian #adaywithoutimmigrants #indonesian #javanese” as a caption. Marianna Hewitt from Life with Me blog also shared a post about her mother who came to America for a better life and if it weren’t for her, she wouldn’t be here. “I’m not even sure how to end this post or what to say, I just wanted to share the story of ONE immigrant who chose to come to this country with every good intention and love for the U.S. and how ONE person having the freedom and the chance to make a life here, here has changed …

U.S. abortion policy reenactment has global impact

Written by Carsie Mendoza, Staff Writer Foreign non-governmental agencies will no longer receive US monetary support if they provide or support abortion-related services, now that President Donald Trump has reinstated the Mexico City Policy. This policy, also known as the “global gag rule,” was originally enacted by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. It prohibits non-governmental agencies (NGOs) from receiving U.S family planning assistance if they provide services related to abortion. This includes offering abortion procedures, providing counseling about abortion services, or lobbying to change abortion laws, even if these activities are financed with non-US funds. This policy has not always been in effect. It was first repealed by President Bill Clinton. Following his administration, President George W. Bush reinstated it, only for the following president Barack Obama to repeal it. Without the Mexico City Policy in place, the U.S gave funds to these organizations as long as they used funding that was not US-based for abortion services. The United States, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, is one of the largest donors in regards to …

The new face of politics and how students can get involved

Written by Beatriz Garay, Staff Writer Change occurs every single day whether they are minor or major. But have you ever thought about a change within the relationships students have with politics? Ulection, a grassroots organization, is “a dedicated space where citizens, candidates, and elected officials can discuss the issues that matter to their communities,” according to their website. This program was created in San Francisco by Michael Henne and Daniel Alvidrez with the purpose of resolving the issue of money in politics, and also creating a platform where students and millennials can connect with their community’s political process. The inspiration behind the creation of Ulection was due to the lack of resources. “I found it very difficult to learn about the issues my candidates cared about… they all had their own websites and commercials and flyers [that] they created [which] lacked substance,” said Henne. Ulection allows people to join a campaign in order for candidates to build their volunteer support groups from the ground up, he said. It allows students to voice their concerns …