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Chicago’s Reaction to Gaza’s Plight

Over ten thousand individuals flooded the streets of Chicago this Sunday to protest the siege on Gaza and occupation of Palestinian land, and to urge US policy-makers to stop sending aid to Israeli troops. This was the fourth mass protest in the city this summer. Each protest has garnered more and more attendees. Buses left […]

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What You Should Know About Gaza

The argument that Gaza is not an American concern because it does not affect the public directly can be put to bed as a New York crowd in Times Square gathers to protest the atrocities happening in Gaza this very moment. What You Need To Know About What Is Happening in Gaza: What Triggered this […]

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United Nations Urgent Meeting on Ukraine

On Thursday a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, containing 298 passengers, exploded, crashed, and burned in a rebel-controlled part of eastern Ukraine. The plane was blown out of the sky at 33,000 feet, and while believed to be a terrorist attack, has not yet been confirmed. The United States is currently analyzing the trajectory of the […]

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5 Seconds of Summer Album Review

  What started out as four Australian boys covering songs on YouTube, has now become one of the most sensational boy bands (although they are primarily a pop rock band) of 2014. 5 Seconds of Summer, also known as 5sos, rose to international fame after opening up for One Direction on their Take Me Home […]

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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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Time to Think About THINX: Period Panties That Save More Than Just Your Sheets

As much as I love waking up in a puddle of my own blood at 6 a.m and ruining yet another pair of underwear with the tears of my uterus, doesn’t the sound of wearing underwear that will protect both your dignity and sheets from your monthly visitor appear more pleasing than your pain-induced sobbing? […]

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The (Lack of) Diversity in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley has a major diversity problem. While this information is in no way shocking, it has recently been corroborated by data released by (some of) the companies in question. Until this May, most Silicon Valley tech giants were not in the business of releasing their EEO-1 reports detailing staff diversity numbers. When journalists filed […]

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5 Tips for the College Bound High School Student

August is almost here. Back to school deals are popping up in stores, summer projects have hopefully started and college visits are being planned. Here is some advice based on personal experience (as well as some of my friend’s experiences) on how to use your time in high school to prepare for college. 1. Study […]

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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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Generation Diet

You read about it in magazines, see it on TV, and hear about it from your friends; diet has definitely been a hot topic of conversation for what seems like forever. Whether you are trying to lose weight, gain weight, or none of the above, there is no escaping from the word “diet” when it […]

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Being an Introvert in the Dating Scene

Never knowing what to say. Any and all text messages leave you uncertain of what to say. They think the weather is nice? All you have to say back to that is, “Yeah, I know.” That is, after you take a quick glance out the window. Was it sunny before you took a nap after work? […]

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Review: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski was an emotional, relentless novel. Rutkoski gives the reader no time to recover before being buffeted with a new twist or sudden reveal in the storyline. Her story is set in an alternate world, where one country, Herran, has been recently colonized by another, Valoria. Slavery was used to cut […]

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TV Characters with Disabilities

Diversity is important in television. As a young woman with cerebral palsy, I love having relatable role models on the small screen. Here are a few of the characters with disabilities I have watched this summer online. Walt Jr from Breaking Bad Throughout the show, he struggles through his father’s diagnosis, parents’ divorce, and the secret […]

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Drew Magary’s “The Postmortal” Review

It has been so achingly long since I last read a book that actually held my attention. As I casually read the back, I realized I was hooked. My friend purchased it while I bought Love Among the Artists by George Bernard Shaw. While she drove, I flipped her new purchase open and read a random chapter […]

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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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Talmud Mania

South Korea, primarily Christian with a strong Buddhist history, has recently been affiliated with mandatory Talmud readings in the classroom. There had been speculation before over the relationship between Koreans and the Jewish faith, but now the studies that had formerly been a hidden practice is now an open study in the Korean curriculum. More […]

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