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Race

Why Reverse Racism Doesn’t Exist

Written by Rihanna Brown  There seems to be a big misunderstanding when it comes to the difference between racism, discrimination & prejudice. People that benefit from systematic oppression are far from being the ones oppressed (i.e white people cannot experience systematic oppression.) DISCRIMINATION: prejudice + actions that harm those you have prejudice against PREJUDICE: feeling of dislike for a racial/ethnic group + belief in this dislike RACISM: discrimination + institutionalization of this discrimination, which is

LGBT+

Underrepresented Gender Identities and Sexual Orientations

Written by Ryan Pogemiller Main Orientations: Asexual – Does not experience sexual attraction. “One is asexual if they do not feel sexual attraction to anybody.” Bisexual – Attraction to one or more genders. “One is bisexual if they feel attraction to both males and females simultaneously.” Heterosexual – Attraction to only the opposite gender of oneself. “One is heterosexual if they feel attracted to the opposite gender; a male attracted to a female.” Homosexual –

International

Learn the Difference: Hispanic v. Spanish v. Latinx

Written by Sergio Pena Hispanic, Spanish, and Latinx are used to note the characteristics of particular groups of people yet they are used callously and interchangeably by many. An example of such interchangeable use of Hispanic, Spanish and Latinx can be seen in the popular Netflix original series, “Orange is the New Black”, in which the non-Hispanic/Spanish/Latinx characters typically address the Latinx and Hispanic characters as Spanish despite them not actually being Spanish. It is

Race

Straight Outta Compton And Police

Written by Emily Aguilar  On the week of August 14th, rap fans (and rap fan poseurs) and movie-goers were blown away by “Straight Outta Compton,” a biopic about gangsta rap group NWA. The movie followed the ruthless gangsta rap group covering their beginning, end, and impact on society. The movie has topped the Box Office drawing in $60 million and numerous praise from fans — and fear and criticism from the group’s biggest haters: the

International

Community College VS University

Written by Jenna Perry School is starting back up and with those of you entering your senior year of high school that means applying to college, if you haven’t begun to do so already. This means countless hours spent researching schools, writing essays for them, and filling out multiple applications. When applying to a school, a lot of things need to be taken into consideration. What’s the housing like? Is there women’s only housing? Is

International

Hollywood, Transgender Boys Aren’t Girls

Written by Sara Durbin  Following the recent release of the trailer for the upcoming movie About Ray, there was an overwhelming number of mixed responses, ranging from excitement for such a potentially progressive film to disappointment and outrage—for quite justifiable reasons. The film depicts the struggles of a teenage transgender boy named Ray, who is played by Elle Fanning. While Fanning is a good actress and actually well-informed—she researched the role by conversing with transgender

Mental Health

You Are Not Alone

Written by Emily Hammer  As our society advances and we learn new things about the human brain every day, we learn about and become more familiar with mental illnesses. However, the negative stigma surrounding them continues, making it hard for neuroatypicals to feel welcomed in society. This effect can especially be found in teens who suffer from mental illnesses as they make their way from an already stressful life: peer pressure, media influence, family life,

DONT PICK

Feminism Combats Gender Roles

“Feminism is a women’s issue.” “Feminists are man haters.” “Why should I pay attention to something that doesn’t have anything to do with me or benefit me in any way? It’s not a priority.” Are you sure? Feminism is defined by a simple google search as “the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men”. In other words, fighting for gender equality. So no, feminism does not exclusively

Feminism

Gender: Nothing But Social Engineering

Written by Jay Lucci There is a far too large number of people that use the argument ‘not identifying with your assigned gender at birth is unnatural and morally worng.’ This argument is often somehow used by politicians (all be it they are conservatives so we cant be surprised) at the highest level of governemnt. Below using that often used argument of ‘unnatural’ and not bilogically right I can debunk the myth that you have

LGBT+

Why The Struggle For LGBTQ+ Rights Doesn’t End With Marriage Equality

June 26th, 2015 was a legendary day for many people. It was the day passion beat hate; it was the day millions of couples across the United States shed tears of joy, finally able to marry the one they loved. It was the day pride won over prejudice. It was the day love won. However, what many people didn’t anticipate with the passing of the SCOTUS marriage equality ruling, was that enthusiasm for the fight

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