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Gali Zaharchook-Williams

Gali Zaharchook-Williams
Real Life

Surviving Your Family Vacation

Even when you love your family, taking a family vacation can be difficult. They can push your buttons, make you feel like you wanna rip out your hair, but at the end of the day you still love them. Here are some tips for surviving your family vacation.   Help out, when travelling with your family be as helpful as you can. Don’t question your parent when they ask for help, just do it. By

Feminism

I’m Done Being Embarrassed About My Period

I was on the bus the other day and as I reached into my backpack to pull out my book, a tampon almost fell out of my bag. In that moment I quickly looked around to make sure no one saw and embarrassment washed over me, then I stopped and thought “what the hell am I embarrassed about? It’s just a tampon.” As someone who is 17 I have had my period for around four

Real Life

Living In A Toxic Friendship

There are many articles that tell you the signs of a toxic friendship and how to get out of them, but there seem to be none on how to live with or cope with one. While this may not sound like the best idea to some people, many people who are in toxic friendships feel they are unable to get out in fear of breaking up a friend group or causing more drama than its

Real Life

Teenage Activism Is Here To Stay

Make way for the teenage activists because we aren’t going away. With everything that has happened in the world as of late, we have seen a rise in teenage activism, groups of kids all around the world are doing their part in changing the world. Much like anything, critics have attacked youth groups pulling out the teenager card, calling us uneducated, telling us we are fighting for something we are too young to have an

Race

America’s Corrupt Prison System

While we know many things in the United States are messed up, one of the lesser known problems is the prison system. The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world; currently, the country has around 2-3 million prisoners and 22% of the world’s prison population. Mass incarceration didn’t happen overnight. It has been systematically in effect since the early 70’s with the launch of the war on drugs. The war on drugs criminalized people

Real Life

6 Steps For Surviving a Long Distance Friendship

The summer after my sophomore year, one of my best friends moved to Costa Rica for ten months as part of a study abroad program. Though these past ten months have been hard without her, here are a few tips for surviving a long distance friendship. Send Mail– I can not stress this enough, but send mail! By physically sending mail to each other you are giving your friend something physical they are able to

Race

Get SROs Out Of Our Schools

SRO is a student resource officer (as defined by our schools), however an SRO is actually the police officer who stands armed in the hallways of your schools. Most schools these days employ an SRO with the intent of ensuring the safety of their students, but reality doesn’t always match the fantasy. SROs are generally the unwanted police officers who are sent to schools if something has happened to them while on the force or they

Real Life

The Consequences of Locker Room Talk

The term “locker room talk” has been thrown around for generations as a socially acceptable way to excuse mens harmful, degrading, and dehumanizing talk towards women. As of late, this term has been used to excuse our fuck face president’s actions and his sadly famous line “grab em by the pussy”. He got off and was excused from punishment and extreme criticism because he played it off as “locker room talk”, when in actuality it

Real Life

One Step Closer To Ending Homelessness

While many people are aware of America’s high rates of homelessness, many people look the other way when it comes to helping people experiencing homelessness. They complain about the number of homeless people they encounter on their way to work yet they do nothing to help these people who have encountered one of the hardest times of their lives. It is not only the citizens of these cities who turn their backs, it is the

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