Jaclyn Pahl

About Jaclyn Pahl

Jaclyn Pahl is an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto studying English Literature and Cinema Studies. She joined the OWP as a Junior Correspondent in September 2020. She is passionate about culture and politics.

The Detrimental Impact Of Suburban Sprawl On The Environment

Suburban sprawl is a major contributor to climate change. Often overlooked in discussions of environmental deterioration, suburban sprawl is a North American land development pattern characterized by low-density, unrestricted suburban growth stretching out from metropolitan centers into previously untouched rural land. A single new development or neighborhood does not make […]

Two Supreme Court Justices Oppose Marriage Quality

Supreme Court justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito expressed a desire to overturn marriage quality in a four-page opinion released on Monday, 5 October. The two justices previously expressed dissenting opinions during the Obergefell v. Hodges case, the historic 2015 ruling that guaranteed sex-same marriage under the Fourteenth Amendment to […]

How At-Risk Are American Abortion Rights?

President Donald Trump’s nomination of conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett as the Supreme Court justice to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg has sparked questions about whether a court with a conservative majority could re-assess issues like abortion rights. Abortion is a historically divisive topic, mythologized in American political ideology […]

American Wildfires Were A Century In The Making

Wildfires are raging a path of violent destruction through the American West. California alone has seen more than 2.5 million acres burned, while roughly 5 million acres have burned across several states. Officials in Oregon have warned the public to expect a “mass fatality incident,” prompting roughly 40,000 to flee […]