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The Power of High School Students

Racism, sexism, poverty. These are some of the most significant problems facing America today, and we’ve been tackling them throughout history. If the smartest and most innovative leaders have not managed to solve them, who can? The nature of these issues means that they cannot simply be solved with a single policy or by a … Continue reading

Lutalica… and our Identity

(courtesy of Pixabay) Lutalica (n). the part of your identity that doesn’t fit into categories (The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows) Categories abound. When we are born, we are born with a name, gender, nationality, religion, and race. And that’s alright. There are categories, and we are placed into them. There are always outliers; but given … Continue reading

Coming Together

America’s heart is breaking. My heart is breaking. Philando Castile. Alton Sterling. Orlando. Newtown. Countless other instances of blatant violence and xenophobia and racism.  Our hearts are breaking for the victims, deceased or not. America is a country of immigrants. Of great-grandparents and grandparents and parents who risked everything they knew, everything they had, for … Continue reading

Speaking Out

One Over the past few decades, an important movement has erupted from within the global community. The objective is to eradicate hate and to protect the right to love whomever we chose. This is the objective of the LGBTQ+ organization. Though the group is often portrayed as wanting to corrupt the minds of youth or … Continue reading

Response to Ghostbusters’ Controversy

On July 15, 2016, the released of the new movie Ghostbusters caused quite a bit of controversy. The remake of the 1984 Ghostbusters supernatural comedy film probably wouldn’t have gained a whole lot of attention had it not been for the reversal of the cast. The original movie depicted 4 males finding and destroying ghosts, while … Continue reading

Lena Dunham and White Feminism

As of 2016, the Webster’s online dictionary defines feminism as “the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities,” but what about everyone and everything in between? As is the case with many words, Webster’s definition only serves to underline The Big Picture. To dictionaries, the details, when thinking about what Webster’s … Continue reading