Claire Qiu

Claire Qiu

Opinion: Plato and democracy

Opinion: Plato and democracy

“Come then, tell me, dear friend, how tyranny arises. That it is an outgrowth of democracy is fairly plain.” So begins part two of Plato’s Republic. In light of the recent storming of the Capitol, Plato’s words seem to ring true. American democracy was founded on the...

Opinion: Politics are for teens after all

Opinion: Politics are for teens after all

As a teenager, politics has often meant nothing to me. Of course, I have classmates that dream of going into politics someday, and in the meantime devour all the political news they can get. But most teenagers aren’t like that. Politics is seen as an abstract field...