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WELCOME,

Discouraged by Twitter wars and online echo chambers, Counterviews.org was founded in 2020 to give students the chance to write about important issues with the nuance they deserve. As a nonpartisan media platform, we provide a space for students across the political spectrum to share their perspectives on current events and learn from the ideas of their peers. 

Counterviews.org was created with the belief that personal and intellectual growth requires an understanding of those who think and live differently from ourselves. That's why we encourage students to engage with opposing views in a respectful and productive way while being open to the notion that they could, indeed, be proven wrong. By expanding our worldviews and replacing argumentation with conversation, we can create a country in which we listen instead of vilify, and ask instead of assume. 

The articles posted here may not go viral as some provocative Tweet, but they serve to facilitate a culture of empathy, curiosity, and thoughtful discussion that we desperately hope finds its way into the rest of our polarized nation. 

Happy reading.

Meet The Team

Maddy Hoffman

Founder

Maddy is a student at the College of William & Mary. As a Government major, she enjoys all things politics. At W&M, she is a volunteer with the admissions office and a classroom assistant at a local high school. Outside of school, Maddy is a Spanish language tutor and creative writer.

Kieran Mangla

Editor-in-Chief

Kieran is a student at the College of William & Mary. On campus, he is the Vice President of the Young Independents, a brother of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and an avid member of the William & Mary Debate Society and the South Asian Student Association. In his free time, Kieran enjoys all things football.

Charlotte Krystad

Editor

Charlotte is a student at the University of Washington. She enjoys community service and is a passionate volunteer. When she's not at school or volunteering, she likes to draw and spend time in nature.

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