Articles by Zainab Dossaji


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#NoMoreExcuses advocates rally in Marion Square

On Monday, Feb. 19, students, teachers and other members of the Charleston community gathered together in Marion Square to rally against gun violence. The #NoMoreExcuses Rally for Change featured speakers from various schools, the Brady Campaign, Moms Demand Action and various other outlets. Merrill Chapman from the Brady Campaign, an organization focused on preventing gun violence,…

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President Trump’s labor secretary withdraws nomination

On Feb. 15, President Trump’s Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Pudzer withdrew his nomination, securing a victory for Democrats in Congress who actively opposed his candidacy. In a statement published by CNN, Pudzer explained his reasons for dropping: “After careful consideration and discussions with my family, I am withdrawing my nomination for Secretary of Labor. I…

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Trump bans entrance from seven majority-Muslim countries

On Jan. 27, President Trump temporarily banned travel from seven majority-Muslim countries via executive order. The order prevents Syrian refugees from entering the United States for 120 days and blocks entrance from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Refugees, students, visitors and green card holders were detained at airports across the country. Trump claimed that…

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President Obama pardons Chelsea Manning in one of last moves in office

On Jan. 17, former President Obama granted clemency to Chelsea Manning, a transgender woman formerly known as Bradley. The army private leaked classified documents to WikiLeaks and was originally sentenced to 35 years in prison, but will now be released in May. Manning’s sentence was the longest of anyone who has been incarcerated for leaking information…

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