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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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The Invisible Afro-Latino

Written by Diego Garcia When you think about Latinos you usually think about the obvious. You picture Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Mario Lopez, Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, or even Becky G. These are very successful Latino people who have made it far despite adversity and are icons in the Hispanic community and all over the world. We love them and love watching them succeed and give representation to a culture and ethnicity that is hardly represented.

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Social Media and the Link to “Twitter” Activism

In today’s day and age, the internet and social media are a part of a lot of people’s everyday lives. It’s hard to go a day without having to either use or bring up either of those things. There are multiple opinions that surround how social media/the internet should be used. The difference in opinions causes many different debates to pop up. Most commonly, the two different sides tend to be a split between the

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