The Dying Elephant in the Room: The Need for a Green New Deal

Failing to recognize the importance of addressing climate change means failing to recognize the importance of our futures, the beauty of the world around us and our privilege in ending this fight. The position of our school in the nation’s capital means we are not necessarily the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, but we are in a unique situation where we can directly influence lawmakers to fight it. Major corporations, like those in the fossil fuel and food production industries, continue to leak pollutants into the atmosphere, land and water with little to no regulations. There are

Why GDS Should Teach About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the most pervasive yet glossed over subject matters at GDS. Of course, given the vexed nature of the issue, the school’s behavior is understandable; even the name of the conflict is contentious, as it recognizes two nations whose very existences are debated. However, the lack of education about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at GDS is an incredible disservice to the school, as it breeds negative effects in our own community and sends students out to college and beyond unprepared. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the oldest and most salient political and historical conflicts in