On the Frontlines

by Alexander Chang (’23)

On the Frontlines takes a more in-depth look at certain issues on a global scale, analyzing specific regions or current events on a micro level rather than the big picture to truly grasp the situations happening abroad. 

On the Frontlines: how social media decided a Philippine election

by Alexander Chang (’23) | November 21, 2022 On May 9th, 2022, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (PBBM) won a landslide victory in the 2022 Philippine presidential election, securing roughly fifty-nine percent of the votes. However, the success of his candidacy only speaks to the ever-increasing illiberalism of the political leadership in the Philippines.  The Marcos…

On the Frontlines: LGBTQ+ Erasure in Uganda

by Alexander Chang (’23) | October 7, 2022 On August 7, 2022, Ugandan officials shut down the Sexual Minorities Uganda Group (SMUG), claiming that the group had failed to register with the National Bureau for Non-Governmental Organizations. This decision comes at a concerning time, as government crackdowns have led to the ban of over a…