President Hollande Fails to Quell Leonarda Affair

President François Hollande continues his involvement in the case of Leonarda Dibrani, the fifteen-year-old Romani girl deported to Kosovo over a week ago because her family was living illegally in France for nearly five years. Attempting to avoid any further debate on immigration issues, Hollande issued a statement via national television on October 19, stating […]

Abroad on Broadway: Protesting the French Way

The French are known for being unhappy. Studies regularly say that we are one of the most dissatisfied nations in the world, more discontent with our current living conditions than countries at war like Afghanistan. On October 17, while I was stuck in the challenging and exciting daily life of an exchange student in New […]

Deportation of Roma Students Sparks Impassioned Protests

The streets of Paris were the scene of great disruption on Thursday, October 17, as high school students protested the expulsion of Roma school children, Leonarda (15) and Katchik (19). Both students belonged to families of illegal Roma immigrants, and their deportations were a result of the ongoing effort to dismantle Roma camps in a […]