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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

Race

Halloween Reminder: Cultures Are Not Costumes

Written by Sami Reeves Now I know I’m not the only one thrilled for Halloween since it is roughly a week away. But, Halloween is not only a time for sweets and scary movies, it is also a time for cultural appropriation. People of color must dread this night. Regardless of whether your costume was picked out with innocent intentions out of ignorance of our world’s deeply rooted racism or not, your costume still reinforces harmful stereotypes

Race

It Is In Fact All White People

“You can’t generalize white people like that, not all of us are racist!””You’re being racist towards white people!!” “There is no color! No black and white! We are all human!” Well let me tell you, if I had a nickel for every time I heard some version of those statements, I could probably compensate the women and people of color affected by the wage gap. Well first of all, let’s clear something up: race does indeed

Feminism

Saying Man Up Is Toxic!

Be physically strong. Be emotionally passive. Be sexually accomplished. Be violent. Be callous. Be cocky. The world is yours, you are entitled to anything and everything that you want. You can be anything and everything that you want. Wait, no! That’s not what I meant! You can’t be emotional, you can’t be weak. You can’t be sex-repulsed, you’re a man! Why won’t you throw the first punch? Girls don’t think it’s cute when you’re insecure.

Mental Health

The Social Stigma: Mental Illness

Written by Katie Christensen  Mental disorders are a complicated issue, easily misunderstood or misinterpreted. It has a wide range, from schizophrenia, bipolar, or depression, to anxiety or OCD. Mental disorders are actually fairly common- 25% of people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives. To really understand the issue, we need to unveil the sense of mystery towards each mental disorder. Without getting too intricate, we’ll explain the main ones,

Feminism

Why Feminism is Still Needed in America

Written by Julia Cancilla  Feminism is regarded as extreme and often has a bad connotation to it. This is something heard many times: “This is America. Feminism isn’t needed today.” First of all, saying that feminism is not needed in America is disregarding the many strong women that fought for women’s rights in the past, such as the right to vote, the right to work and make money, the right to own property, and much

International

“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

International

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

Race

Wait, “Fleek” is Appropriation?

Written by Naina Varma “On fleek” and “bae” are examples of AAVE, or African American Vernacular English, a type of dialect. Because it is a dialect, AAVE includes a type of pronunciation, negative concord, and vocabulary, but in this article, I want to discuss AAVE slang. I know many white people or non-black POC, including intersectional feminists, who constantly use AAVE inappropriately in their conversations simply because they are unaware that it is appropriation.         A

Feminism

Sexualization of the Female Body

Written by Perry Pokharel You see it literally everywhere…magazines, billboards, TV ads, online stores. The female body has become one of the most highly sought after marketing ploys used by businesses. You would think that with all of this exposure, people would be desensitized to it, but everybody is still profiting from the sexualization of a woman’s body. Growing up as a female, I thought it was normal for girls to be seen as “eye

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