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Legislation Introduced to Reverse Supreme Court Decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

The Obama Administration is not pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision in the cases of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Burwell v. Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp.  In a statement delivered July 30th, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said, “The problem is that the Institute of Medicine says that women should have access […]

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Praise the Weed

On January 16, 1920, alcohol consumption officially became prohibited in the United States following the 18th amendment. As healthy as it sounded, it aroused several conflicts. People constantly tried to find loopholes in the law and obscenely drank alcohol. The demand caused the formation of a new breed of gangsters, who smuggled alcohol from other […]

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Church of England Votes to Allow Female Bishops

In a historic decision, the Church of England’s General Synod voted Monday to allow women to serve as bishops. The General Synod is the governing body which meets twice or thrice yearly to discuss and decide matters of great importance to the Church of England. In order for any measure to pass, a two-thirds majority […]

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Are You ‘Ready’ for AJR?

If songs get stuck in your head easily, maybe it’s best you….not read this. Well, you’re curious now, so I guess carry on. I first encountered indie-pop band AJR in early July after seeing them open for Lindsey Stirling. Made up of three brothers – Adam, Jack, and Ryan Metzger – they reminded me of […]

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The Proud Whopper

“Do gay people even eat fast food?” “I think it’s cool, I think it’s a great idea. It’s great.” “It makes me feel supportive. It makes me feel proud.” “I love my two mummies.” These were the reactions of a few customers to Burger King’s “Proud Whopper”, released at the San Francisco Pride Festival. The burger, […]

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Is Cleveland back on the map?

It’s been a long time since Cleveland has been known as a thriving metropolis. The city has been more widely known for kidnappings, corruption, and Lake Erie catching on fire. However, it seems the city has been making a comeback these past few months, even in the past week. Some say that the economic boost […]

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The Privilege Blame Game in College Debate

The past March, the debate duo Ruffin and Johnson from Towson University was the first female African American team to win the national championships for CEDA, the Cross Examination Debate Association which is the main organizational body for collegiate debate. The two went against another African American team from Oklahoma University. For the past few […]

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On Why You Just Need to Do You.

The internet has been getting on my nerves a lot recently. I’ve had to stop checking my Facebook upon waking because I simply don’t have time to be appalled first thing in the morning. Since when did we, as a society, feel like it is our job to tell people how to live? Wake up, […]

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Public Proposals: A Socially Acceptable Act That Deserves a Rejection

The public proposal: it’s the cliche trademark of every romantic comedy (that’s probably starring Colin Firth) and aims to reach the Disney-esque “happily ever after” ending all within a 150 minute time frame. As romantic as this gesture has been portrayed in pop culture and cheap films, the intention of the gesture is a bit […]

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The Privilege Blame Game in College Debate

The past March, the debate duo Ruffin and Johnson from Towson University was the first female African American team to win the national championships for CEDA, the Cross Examination Debate Association which is the main organizational body for collegiate debate. The two went against another African American team from Oklahoma University. For the past few […]

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A Feminist on the Men’s Rights Movement

Some of the quotes and claims that have surfaced from the First International Conference on Men’s Issues  are so ridiculous as to be laughable. Upon realizing those speaking are completely serious, the humor fades to a sickening feeling that humanity is doomed. Take Canadian Senator Anne Cools, who apparently believes the patriarchy is some elaborate […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Eid Bazaars

We’re right in the middle of Ramadan 2014. This entails days of fasting, nights of worship, and… Eid bazaars. These emblems of desi society can be tricky for beginners, so read on to find out how even you can navigate your first Eid bazaar with ease and sophistication. Firstly, how do you know if you’re […]

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‘All About That Bass’: Another Sad Attempt at Faux Body Positivity

So here’s the thing: a woman can be body positive without the approval of a man. It’s true, and sadly, I don’t think pop media quite understands that yet, even in 2014. In Meghan Trainor’s “All about That Bass” music video, she stereotypically aligns body positivity to equating to male approval, and that the image […]

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Female Empowerment and Ad Campaigns

I hate ads with a passion. My normal response to any annoying pop-up that dares to cross my line of vision is a spiteful promise never to buy the product in question. Ads are bright, flashy, corny, and … feminist? Perhaps feminist isn’t quite the right word for the recent slew of ads targeted at […]

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‘Sexy School Girl’ 5K Race Cancelled Due to Obvious Reasons

It’s that time of the year again where you can dress up as a sexy school girl and embrace your inner stereotypical girl nerd, or at least it was going to be that  time of year in Raleigh, North Carolina before it was cancelled by the community for being blatantly creepy and pedophilic. The “Sexy […]

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14-year-old carries brother for Cerebral Palsy Awareness

What makes someone a good brother? Hunter Gandee walked 40 miles with his brother, Braden, on his back in order to raise awareness for his brother’s disability, cerebral palsy, the first weekend in June. “Raising awareness is the best way to help people with disabilities,” Gandee told Candor News, “because the more  people know about […]

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Mom finds Marijuana in Sonic Drive-Thru Order

In Frederick, Maryland, 35-yr old mother of two found herself flabbergasted after discovering a little something extra in her Sonic Drive-Thru order. Last Wednesday, Carla McFarland, treated her kids to Sonic on Guilford Drive after a long morning of packing and a trip from the library. After passing her six-year-old daughter and eight-year-old son their chicken […]

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How To Nail A Job Interview: Inside Info

Throughout my high school career the pressure to become employed in the near future was high. The endless advice, resume building, and career fairs had lead up to this one moment in my life: My Very First Job Interview. I’ve received a lot of good advice about how to apply for a job and this […]

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Marching for Hate

Apparently the days of marching in support of civil rights, equality, and justice are long gone.  When one thinks of politically powered marches, the great marches of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement and the marches of thousands of LGBTQ individuals during Pride come to mind. These are examples of peaceful […]

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Self-Driving Cars: What will they mean for society?

Imagine being able to get from point A to point B by pressing a button on your smartphone. This could be a reality within the next few decades with driverless, or autonomous, cars. Many companies in the United States and abroad are experimenting with driverless cars, including Nissan, Volvo, Ford, and BMW, and Toyota. Google […]

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International Women’s Day

In light of International Women’s Day, I want to encourage all women not to just be glad you’re a woman, not just to reflect on all of your individual accomplishments, not just to pat yourselves on the backs, or even to just say thank you for all the rights we’ve gained as a result of […]

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