by Kassel Franco Garibay On January 21, 2017, I stood in the streets of New York City along with half a million people to march for women’s rights. To be completely fair, it was not so much marching as it was shuffling in one place for five hours, taking a ridiculously long time to advance a single block and then being stopped a few meters … Continue reading Keep Showing Up. Keep Showing Out.
By Brett Harmon Mass shootings in the United States have quickly become a deadly problem as oftentimes the importance of ending gun violence is overlooked. Reducing the loss of innocent lives and acts of violence should be made a priority before they burden our country further. The deadliest mass shooting in the history of the United States is the 2017 Las Vegas shooting that happened … Continue reading The Problem with the U.S. and Mass Shootings
Think twice the next time you raise one of your two empty and abled hands to press the button that opens the doors automatically to the EC or any other building on campus. Definitely think thrice if you are doing it so that you can drag your two lazy and abled feet inside. Or even if you have something in one of your hands, you … Continue reading Stop Pushing my Buttons and Open the Door
By Kassel Franco Garibay Not for the first time, this week I had a white straight man try to define my experience as a Mexican living in the United States for me. Over the last year and a half, I have had men make assumptions about what it is like to be a young Mexican woman studying abroad in the U.S. While some assumptions are … Continue reading White People Don’t Get to Define Racism
By Ryman Curtis On Thursday, November 9, The Washington Post published an article accusing Judge Roy Moore, Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, of initiating sexual encounters with both a 14 and 16-year-old girl. Just as a refresher, Moore is the same candidate who believes that large portions of Indiana and Illinois are under Sharia law and that “we’ve asked for” mass shootings … Continue reading The GOP Defends Another Sexual Abuser
By Ellie Kreidie The first issue that comes to mind when you hear the country Israel is the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Whether you’re pro-Israeli or pro-Palestinian, that conflict has become the issue that people use to make up their views on the two states without looking at the bills and laws regarding the domestic life of either country. The goal of this article is to encourage … Continue reading Israel and Race: A Racist History
By Jake Levine As we slowly (and unwillingly) begin to accept that our time in London is coming to an end, I have found myself grown quite attached to the culture. I now look to the left to view oncoming traffic, I find myself occasionally responding with “cheers” rather than “thank you,” and my default meal is now fish and chips. My drink of choice? … Continue reading My Diet is Fish and Beer: An Acorn Goes Abroad Update