Europe/UK

It’s Time To Face The Facts And Stop Pretending That Britian Isn’t Racist

On Good Morning Britain, Pierce Morgan got into a debate Professor Kehinde Andrew who was a guest on the show where he was discussing Britain’s racist past and rolling effects on the rest of the world and Pierce being the fragile man that he is, got offended, but who is surprised at this point? What brought on this heated discussion when astronaut Scott Kelly quoted Winston Churchill in a tweet on October 7th: One of the greatest

LGBT+

These Are The “Hidden Figures” In LGBT Activism

With India’s supreme court ruling to finally make gay intercourse legal in September, and the landslide of legalizations concerning homosexuality in 2016 and 2017, it seems as though after years the tide is finally turning in favor of those who are LGBT. (Even though transgender people still have some laws to fight before gaining access to the full scope of human rights.) As we look to the future for progress, we need to give credit

Feminism

Girls Don’t Mature Faster Than Boys, We Just Live in a Misogynistic World

I always questioned why my mother trusted me to walk to and from the bus stop alone in 7th grade but not my brother when he reached the same grade. As I have thought of it, I have come to realize the bus stop situation wasn’t an isolated one; growing up every event that benchmarks itself as a sign of growth, walking alone, cooking, taking care of other kids, to name a few, was always

Op-ed

No, White Women. You’re Not the N*****s of the World

The white feminism jumped out of Hocus Pocus actress Bette Midler last Thursday, and now Halloween might have to be put on hold. (Okay, so not really. But maybe.) In a now-deleted tweet, Midler quoted Yoko Ono and John Lennon’s “Women is the N*gger of the World” song: Despite being called out on her use of the quote, one that black women have repeatedly said needs to be put to rest, Midler went on with her

International

Canada Just Became the Second Country in the World to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

As of Oct. 17, the Canadian government became the second in the world to legalize the use of recreational marijuana. Canadians can now legally possess up to 30 grams of cannabis on their person, and can grow up to four, one-meter-tall marijuana plants on their property. The Trudeau government initially aimed for marijuana legalization to occur this past Canada Day (July 1), however, due to the lengthy and thorough legislative processes required for legalization, the

Environment

The World Is Dying And It’s Our Fault

The United Nations released a report last Monday, where the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) stated that there is only 12 years left to maintain the global temperature at 1.5 Celsius. Even half of a degree can mean that the chance of droughts, floods, fires and extreme temperatures can affect the lives of people all over the world. For those who may not be environmentally knowledgeable, there is a distinct difference between global warming and

Real Life

How to Deal With Homesickness Freshman Year of College

Going to college, especially out of state, can be a scary thing to experience. No matter how ready people may think they are to finally leave home, a lot of freshman go through a phase of homesickness. It’s hard to leave behind your family and enter into a completely new environment with a huge workload. People anticipate living on their own and meeting new friends and going to a bunch of parties, but often forget

Mental Health

My Weight Loss Journey Turned Into A Deadly Eating Disorder

When I was eight years old, my best friend told me I’d never be a ballerina. She pointed at my belly and said, “My instructor would make you do push-ups until you lost all that weight.” That year, I went on my first diet and my family bought Wii Fit, as the rest of them wanted to lose weight too. However, true weight loss never occurred to me until I reached 10th grade, when I started

Op-ed

Why “It’s A Very Scary Time” For Cis-Het White Men

In the wake of Brett Kavanaugh’s hearings and eventual judicial confirmation to the United States Supreme Court, America has been left with many mingling emotions. However, the dominant and most concerning feeling, according to President Trump, is fear. Which is undoubtedly a strange and terrible new sensation for cisgender heterosexual white men. It’s evident that our country’s biggest issue isn’t men being chauvinists and rapists. No, the problem is women degrading the character of men

International

The Nobel Literature Prize Sexual Assault Scandal, Explained

While it right now is the time of the year when the Nobel prize winners are announced, it seems to be quiet about one particular prize: the literature one. For the first time in almost 70 years, there won’t be any Nobel literature laureate; instead, two people will be awarded the prize in 2019 instead of one. It’s all due to a crisis within the academy that awards the prize, caused by a massive corruption and

Medicine

Who and Why They Won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine

The Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine 2018 was awarded on Monday, Oct. 1, to James P. Allison of the United States and Tasuku Honjo of Japan for their work on activating the body’s natural immune system to attack cancer. The result of years of research caused a revolution in the field of medicine. It opened new paths for the treatment of patients who had lost hope. Their success, which came after many researchers had given up

Real Life

These Teens Shared 5 SAT Secrets You Might Not Know

As fall approaches, the reality of getting ready for college catches you by surprise! Whether you’re on your way to college or preparing to go next year, there’s no doubt that one of the hurdles is the SAT. The SAT is the final boss you have to meet before you can start applying for colleges. So, what exactly is the secret to acing the SAT? We talked to two teens, and they revealed their biggest

Real Life

“We Do Not Consent”: A Look Inside the Ontario High School Protests

In response to this viral photo, hundreds of schools across Ontario took part in a walk-out protest on Friday, September 21. In August, Ontario Premier Doug Ford decided to scrap the 2015 sex education curriculum in favor of a version identical to the one in 1998. As opposed to the 2015 curriculum, there will be no mention of sexting, staying safe online, or scientific names for genitalia. As well, there will be limited teachings about consent,

Real Life

It’s Okay to Say “I Don’t Know”

It was 8 a.m. on a Friday when the question popped up on the smartboard: can Sharia law and democracy coexist? Like every high school student fighting through class, I instantly started to panic. Did I miss Sharia law somewhere in the 14 page reading? I pulled up last night’s article on my laptop and did a quick Command + F for “Sharia law.” There was nothing. Before I could say anything, I was put

LGBT+

How Muslim Gay Youth deals with Homophobia in Maghreb

Living in a third world country is not an easy thing at all times, not at all actually. Between economic issues, religious conflicts and such, I’ve never known where my place was nor where my thoughts had to be put in. I grew up being taught that homosexuality was not real and was pawned by Satan itself, and I was offered distorted faces and expressions whenever the subject was talked about or brought up on

Real Life

The Hidden Disorder: Here’s 6 Tips For Dealing With Insomnia

Not being able to sleep can be a pretty common problem until it starts to seep into your daily life. Insomnia is a real life sleep disorder, and I’ve had firsthand accounts on what it can do to you and your health. Symptoms include difficulty sleeping, waking up in the night and feeling tired upon waking. To some, it may seem like an elementary problem– “just close your eyes and sleep.” But to the sleepless,

Real Life

The Google and Rookie Coding Project Every Teen Girl Needs to Know About

Google’s Made with Code, in partnership with Rookie, a publication founded by actress and fashionista Tavi Gevinson, and synonymous with female empowerment, will advance girls’ creativity and confidence through a new coding project launching in New York City on Sept. 24. If you’re not in New York don’t worry, they’ve partnered with YWCA, a non-profit organization dedicated to the empowerment of women, peace and social justice for all, as well to expand the program to teen

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