• Editorials,  News,  This Week's Paper

    Trans Health Care Protections Under Attack by Trump Administration

    On June 12th, 2020, the Trump administration issued an executive decision to reverse Obama-era transgender protections in the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also commonly known as “Obamacare”, was enacted in March of 2010 under President Barack Obama’s administration. It is a comprehensive health care reform law, meaning it encompasses a vast array of services necessary to maintain both physical and mental health. The main goal of the ACA was to provide these various health services to millions of uninsured U.S. citizens under affordable health insurance. It did so with a set of regulations, which included expanding Medicaid eligibility and ensuring that insurance companies would not be…

  • News,  This Week's Paper,  World News

    J.K. Rowling’s Transphobic Tweets and Trump’s Transphobia

    The author of the famous Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling, has been labeled “transphobic,” “cruel,” and a “bigot” after tweeting in support of her friend, Maya Forstater. Forstater lost her job as a tax expert at the Center for Global development after suggesting that transgender people cannot change the biological sex they were born with. Maya Forstater is a  researcher who claimed online that there are only two biological sexes. As a result, she was fired by the U.K. think tank for questioning the government’s plans to allow people to self-identify as another gender. The tweet said: “People who menstruate. I’m sure there used to be a word for those…

  • News

    QC speaks out about the Trump presidency

    Fatima Maryam and Abby Melbye With every new administration, decisions are made and words are spoken that are received differently from citizens on both sides of the political spectrum. Over the first eight months in office, however, it seems as if President Donald J. Trump has had more policies questioned, more people investigated and more inappropriate posts made on social media during his time in office than any of his predecessors. On January 27, only seven days into his new job, Trump created the travel ban, which barred citizens of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Syria—including refugees escaping civil war—from entering the United States for 90 days. Widespread…