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Esme Marfo

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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


School Shooting In Florida Leaves More Than 14 Hospitalized

A gunman opened fire at Marjory Stonemason Douglas High School in Parkland, Fl. this afternoon. The suspected has since been arrested and placed in custody by Broward Police. There have been at least 14 victims reported, and the superintendent of Broward County has confirmed that there are some fatalities. The shooting started around 2:30 p.m. ET. Students and staff were about to be dismissed when they heard gunshots and immediately went on lockdown. One student,


Happy 23rd Birthday Trayvon Martin: A Look Back On A Lost Life

On February 26th, 2012, unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer. Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Fl. He was walking back to his father’s house, who he was visiting, after buying a pack of skittles and iced tea. Zimmerman spotted the teen and reported that he saw a “suspicious guy”. He was told “not to get out of his car and follow Martin”, yet Zimmerman did


African Migrants Have 3 Months to Either Leave Israel or Go to Jail

Recently, the Israeli government informed more than 35,000 African migrants that they have three months to either leave Israel or go to jail. The country has offered to give the migrants $3,500 and free airfare if they leave. They have been told to either go back home or to Rwanda and Uganda. The Israeli government claims the African migrants came illegally. They believe that the refugees “threaten the country’s Jewish character.” The majority of the


Senator Al Franken Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Democratic Senator Al Franken from Minnesota announced to the Senate floor that he is resigning, amid allegations of sexual harassment. Radio news anchor in California, Leeann Tweeden, came forth in November 2017 and said that Franken groped and kissed her without consent. The incident took place in 2006 when the senator was a comedian. The news anchor recalls Franken forcibly kissing her, and grabbing her breast while she was sleeping and having someone take a


White Student Who Poisoned Black Roommate Did Black Hair Styles For Other Students — How White People Love Black Culture But Hate Black People

A white college student, Brianna Brochu, has been secretly poisoning her black roommate, Chennel “Jazzy” Rowe, in an effort to try and get rid of her. Both young girls attend University of Hartford, however since the incident has been brought to light, UHart has announced that Brochu is no longer a student at the university and will not be returning. Brochu was arrested on October 28th after posting the following: The 18-year-old has since been

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Unsung Hero: Australian Olympian Peter Norman

The photograph above is from the medal ceremony at the 1968 Mexico Olympics for the men’s 200 meters. The man pictured in the middle is Tommie Smith and the man behind him is John Carlos. They are both doing the Black Power salute in the air. This was in protest of segregation and racism that was going on at the time. The two African-Americans were sent home and banned for life from the Olympics. The


Celebrities That Have Been Accused of Sexual Misconduct

It has recently come to light that film producer, Harvey Weinstein, has sexually harassed and assaulted many celebrities, such as Angelina Jolie, Terry Crews, and Cara Delevinge. Below are a couple of celebrities who have also been accused of sexual misconduct: Mike Tyson is a former heavyweight champion boxer. Tyson was sent to prison in 1992 for three years after a young woman accused him of raping her in a hotel room. This drew worldwide attention.

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Do You Have Upper-Class Privilege?

I belong to the working class in society. My mom does not work and my dad is a nurse. Most people I know fall into this category. There is a great class divide between working and middle class. Being a person of color, your class is even lower. Two people can be lawyers, one white and one black. The white person will be apart of upper-middle class while the black person would be apart of

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