Henry Carras


Berlin Wall

The Year of the Wall

The 2015-2016 academic year must have been the year of the wall.Throughout the summer Donald Trump declared the need to build “a great, great wall on our Southern border.” During the student protest at University of Missouri Mizzou and other campus protest, the protesters formed a ‘human wall’ in order to establish a ‘safe space’ for students of color.While physical walls perhaps are not always the way in which division manifest itself within the United States, it is apparent that the deep divides within this country are becoming part of the political rhetoric when the words ‘wall’ and ‘safe space’ are being used so liberally.It would be unsurprising that most students at the University of Minnesota do not support Donald Trump’s wall on the U.S.-Mexican border.


I Support Donald Trump

Everyone, I’m sorry, but I have a confession to make, and for some this may be a difficult pill to swallow: I support Donald Trump.Historically, I have been against Trump.

Marco 2

This is the New American Century: Rubio Speaks to CPAC

Rubio brought an optimistic and energetic stance to the speech he delivered at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). However, the shadow of Donald Trump seemed to be constantly looming over the Rubio speech.Rubio opened his address to CPAC by discussing his ousting of Republican turncoat Charlie Crystle.

Buzz Aldrin

Aldrin: We Can Reach Mars, and Soon

Buzz Aldrin, one of the two astronauts to walk on the moon during the first moon landing, gave an inspiring speech arguing for America’s need to go to Mars and expand its space program. Although many had left the room following the last panel of the day, Aldrin’s message was nevertheless energetic and positive.

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice and Conservatives: It’s Actually a Thing

“I Walk The Line Reforming The Criminal Justice System,” focused on varying solutions to the issue of criminal justice. The panel included Sheriff David Clark of Milwaukee, former attorney general of Virginia, Ken Cuccinelli, and Pat Nolan of the American Conservative Union Foundation. Clark made clear from the beginning that he took a strong stand against crime.