The Columbia Political Review is a student run non-partisan publication. The views represented here belong to their author and are not representative of the publication's political views or sympathies.

2019 Editorial Board


ISabelle harris


Celine Bacha

Managing Editors

Hannah wyatt


benjy sachs

TEChnology & marketing Manager

Kerem TUncer 

Social media Manager

Anthony cosentino

arts editor

Antara agarwal

Podcast producers

KRisten Akey

Hannah wyatt

Senior Editors

Jake tibbetts

Christina hill


Henry feldman


Jodi lessner

akshiti vats

Copy Editors

Sonia mahajan

grace protasiewicz

aryeh hajibay

Mary zaradich

OP-ed staff writers

raya tarawneh

eric scheuch

sophia houdaigui

ayse yucesan

aja johnson

antara agarwal

pallavi sreedhar

jasleen chaggar

ramsay eyre

ellie hansen

rachel barkin

sarah desouza

feven negussie

Feature staff writers

anthony cosentino

kristen akey

kristha jenvaiyavasjamai

maria castillo

stella cavedon

devyani goel

janine nassar

diana valcarcel soler

stephanie choi

katherine malus


Editor's Note

While my layout editors and I are putting the finishing touches on this issue, my peers and members of my editorial staff are downtown participating in the Occupy Wall Street movement. Regardless of where one falls ideologically, the movement is undoubtedly an uprising against the corporate juggernaut that defines our time. The four popular political groups on campus (CU Democrats, College Republicans, College Libertarians, and International Socialist Organization) have weighed in on this very issue in our new recurring feature, Student Stump. I cannot think of a better addition to our magazine, which now begins its second decade of existence. Our mission has always been to showcase our student body’s perspectives and insights on both popular and lesser-known issues – this feature truly takes it to the next level and presents the clash among the political opinions that exist on our campus. We may not know the fate of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, but rising antipathy for Wall Street and its economic volatility are a grave cause for concern today. This has inspired Hadi Elzayn (4) to advocate, in a Modest Proposal, for New York City to “diversify” its economic future by encouraging entrepreneurship and investing in alternative energy and biotechnology industries – in a sense, creating a Silicon Valley of its own.

Along with the constant headlines today about Wall Street, one cannot ignore the endless chatter within the media about the upcoming 2012 presidential election. Taylor Thompson (15) gives his own take on the elections, focusing on the rise of Herman Cain, who has recently become the new favorite of political satirists.  Jordan Kalms (12) analyzes the rising influence of these political satirists on the mainstream media and the American public at-large. Neither the satirists nor the conventional anchors have been anything less than critical of Obama’s presidency, and in our cover story, Matt Getz (7) delves into the forgotten region of Obama’s foreign policy, Latin America, arguing for a new era of reengagement.

As CPR loves to constantly improve and reinvent itself, I ask our readers to provide us with feedback on how this magazine can better serve its readers. Please feel free to contact me at

Narayan Subramanian


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