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Hate in 140 Characters or Less

On November 1, 2015, Affinity Magazine published an article I wrote entitled “Counterculture is the New Black.” I wrote this article about a certain superiority complex that seems to surround teenage fans of bands like Nirvana and Fleetwood Mac. It was meant to be a satirical piece, analyzing this pretentious attitude kids who proclaim these bands as “indie” seem to have. It was an issue that personally annoyed me, and when I get annoyed, I write.

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Why It’s Important to be Pro-Hoe This Halloween

The sexualization of women’s Halloween costumes isn’t a new concept, and I’m sure almost all of you are familiar with it. Last year, in the midst of the Ebola outbreak, the “Sexy Ebola Containment Nurse” costume turned some heads, and this year there isn’t a costume in the book that hasn’t been made sexy in some way, shape, or form. On Amazon alone, you can buy a sexy Red Riding Hood costume, be a sexy

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Día de los Muertos and Gringos

Sugar skulls are popping up everywhere. Target, Walgreens, Party City. Cartoon Sugar skulls are skulls with flowers for eyes adorn socks and plastic skeleton mariachi bands decorate front­porches. “Sexy” skeleton costumes complete with cheap flower crowns and colorful face paint dominate the market for both adults and children. Capitalism meets appropriation. A culturally significant and deeply religious holiday is reduced to a vapid trend. Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead in English,

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Staying Safe This Halloween

Halloween is one of the biggest nights of the year. Thousands of children flood the streets going door to door asking for candy and maybe even a scare. Teens throw huge costume themed parties and go to local haunted houses. Adults decorate their houses and tend to take the festivities to extreme. Many people neglect to realize that along with all this excitement, comes quite a bit of danger. Let’s focus on having fun and

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Hurricane Patricia: Strongest Hurricane On Record

Powerful. Intense. Destructive. Fast. Hurricane Patricia is the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western hemisphere. Two days ago, Patricia was a tropical storm. Today, she’s a category five hurricane.     Weakened slightly but sill immensely powerful, the storm touched down in southwestern Mexico only hours ago. Depending on which source you find the most reliable, the death toll varies, but it seems safe to say that it’s still a low number, but for how much longer can

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The Truth Behind Christopher Columbus Day

It is next to impossible to find someone who is from the United States of America and does not know who Christopher Columbus is. Starting in elementary school, children are taught about the man who “found” America. Personally, I find it all to be quite disturbing that this type of brainwashing is occurring. Not only is this information inaccurate, there are a ton of facts that students are not taught about Columbus and why he

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“SLAVERY? PFFT, THAT’S HISTORY!”

Your body is not your own. It belongs to the men and women who feed you, dress you, stain you red—your lips with lipstick and your cheek from their palm. It belongs to the customers—the married men who come late at night and place their hands on your thigh, your breasts, your neck without your consent. It belongs to the belts and fists that sting your skin every time you cry or refuse to comply

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Teaching Hatred

Written by Kylee Wiens When we are born, the world is filled with colors, smiles, calming voices and wonder. We know not of insecurity, loneliness, despair. We know not of oppression, brutality, terrorism. We know not of prejudice, intolerance, privilege. We know not of hatred. So how do we grow up to live in a fractured world of sexism, racism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, and (so) much more? Because that is what we are taught from

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College: Why Are You So Expensive?

Written by Maeva M I wish I could tell you “If you really want to do this job when you grow up, you’ll be okay and you’ll succeed. All you need is determination”. But I can’t. For years now, college tuition fees –the fees we have to pay to access University, so basically, what a year in college costs- have been doing nothing but raising, in the UK and in the USA. Indeed, about 2 months

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How ISIS Does Not Represent Islam

  Written by Caitlin Walker ISIS is a terrorist organisation–however it’s a common misconception that all Muslims are a part of ISIS when, in fact, they do not represent Islam at all. Around 1.57 billion people in 57 different countries around the world are Muslims and the ISIS extremists have around 30,000 people. ISIS is 2% of the world’s population which is a very small amount of people in the grand scheme of things especially when

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