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Spanish Lessons

Sitting at my Shabbes dinner table on a Friday night during the plague, I learned that Spanish had two words for assassin. The first was asesino and the second was sicario. According to the dictionary, sicario is more of a…

Fighting the Good Fights

DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles and NBA veteran Stephen Jackson provided a one-two punch this week with the posting and defending of a virulent anti-Semitic screed. While he attributed his words to Hitler (and as it turns out even…

2020 Vision

Hannah Smith is a Master’s student at Stanford University in Latin American Studies. This week I opened my drawer at my family’s home in Maryland to find the t-shirt I received upon my acceptance to Stanford four and a half…

Live free; or, die

Erin Graff Zivin is Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Comparative Literature, Chair of the Department of Comparative Literature, and Director of the Graduate Certificate program in Translation Studies at the University of Southern California These past weeks witnessed protestors around the U.S.…

Why are we so mean?

On Thursday April 23, U.S. District Judge Terry Hatter granted a motion brought by the ACLU representing several detainees at the Adelanto Detention Center. The judge ordered that Adelanto not accept any new detainees; that they immediately reduce the immigrant…

Daniel Sieradski