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KAPASI: Struggling with San Jacinto

KAPASI: Struggling with San Jacinto

A 567-foot-tall obelisk stands 20 minutes outside Houston. The structure commemorates the Battle of San Jacinto, which won Texas’ independence from Mexico on April 21, 1836. Retreating Texan forces, led by General Samuel Houston, surprised General Antonio López de Santa Anna’s larger Mexican force near the San Jacinto River. The[Read More…]

by April 24, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
KAPASI: An Effort to Understand Kurt Cobain

KAPASI: An Effort to Understand Kurt Cobain

On April 5, 1994, musical sensation Kurt Cobain committed suicide. Lead singer of Nirvana, Cobain is considered one of the voices of his generation — he is remembered for being a reluctant rock star, a tortured genius and a heroin addict. To this day, he represents the sad contradiction of[Read More…]

by April 4, 2018 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
KAPASI: The Ballad of Yellowstone

KAPASI: The Ballad of Yellowstone

When President Ulysses Grant established Yellowstone National Park on March 1, 1872, he helped introduce a new concept to the West. By setting Yellowstone aside as the first American park, Grant provided the foundation for modern conservationism and environmentalism through the celebration of land’s inherent qualities, not its material usefulness.[Read More…]

by February 28, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
KAPASI: The Firebombing of Dresden

KAPASI: The Firebombing of Dresden

Neither an industrial center nor a wartime hub, a defenseless Dresden, Germany, was firebombed by Allied aircraft mere months before German surrender, between Feb. 13 and 15 in 1945. A firestorm caused by the thousands of tons of explosives engulfed the city, consuming the very oxygen in the air. Secondary[Read More…]

by February 14, 2018 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
KAPASI: A Warning From Uganda

KAPASI: A Warning From Uganda

On Feb. 2, 1971, Idi Amin Dada seized power in the East African nation of Uganda. His military coup ushered in eight years of violence, erratic behavior and economic collapse to the newly independent state. The ethnic nationalist policies he implemented scattered refugees across the globe, including my father. Amin’s[Read More…]

by January 30, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
KAPASI: The Wounded Knee Massacre

KAPASI: The Wounded Knee Massacre

The Wounded Knee Massacre, the murder of Lakota refugees by the U.S. Cavalry in 1890, was inevitable. This atrocity was the culmination of the centuries-long effort by European immigrants to exterminate the indigenous peoples of the Plains, an indelible desire to expand fueled by Manifest Destiny. Despite the infamy of[Read More…]

by January 26, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Combat Curricular Eurocentrism

One of the supposed hallmarks of our university is its international focus and unwavering dedication to creating capable students who can thrive anywhere. Yet a look at the languages offered at Georgetown clearly indicates that our university is not as truly committed to the global perspective as it openly boasts.[Read More…]

by October 24, 2017 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top