By Alicia Augustin
Alicia Augustin is a first-year student at the University of Pennsylvania’s College of Arts and Sciences who plans to study Political Science and Urban Education.
“Let Haitians Decide Their Own Future,” reads the sign held by the young Haitian protester in the photo above. This picture was taken at a protest on October 9, 2022 outside of the United States White House in which protesters demanded that the U.S. government stop supporting the illegitimate government of Haiti . It is clear from this protest that some Haitian citizens and supporters do not appreciate the efforts by the U.S. to help Haiti because they believe that the negatives outweigh the positives.
By Sajan Srivastava
Sajan Srivastava is a sophomore from Piedmont, California, studying Economics.
The path to overcoming the longstanding issue of urban decline undoubtedly begins with individualized critical investments. Contributions to infrastructure, security, and sanitation can help uplift city neighborhoods and gradually propel them collectively towards renewal. Doing so in a sustainable way – without overlooking consequential gentrification and undermining a common subsistence of equitability – remains a challenge that cities across the nation are forced to confront.
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Sam Jung is a first-year student in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. He plans to major in Computer Science & Political Science.