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Old Things New

Old Things New

Just as it is a process to stay aware and active as an ally, it is a process for oppressors and imperialists to change their tactics, too. These perpetrators do not have any original bones in their bodies: they take old, foundational concepts and revitalize them in the hope that so-called allies who believe themselves...
Decoding Trump: What Some of His Executive Orders Actually Mean

Decoding Trump: What Some of His Executive Orders Actually Mean

  Signed January 20th: “Executive Order Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal”
Highlights on the Misuse of Justice

Highlights on the Misuse of Justice

This quality of being just, impartial, or fair has, in its time, been abused as much as the marginalized people this quality should represent. These appropriations are not as publicized as infringements upon one of the values that the United States is founded should be, especially in a time when justice is being tested by...
The Changing Face of the Muses

The Changing Face of the Muses

At first there were nine. Nine muses that, centuries before the common era, were called upon by poets to visit them and bring them tales to breathe life into. When Homer wrote his epics like The Odyssey, he called for Calliope. Clio was called by his peers to help tell history. Erato helped men write...
Finding Value

Finding Value

On the first day of school, my AP European History professor, standing before us in his Star Wars collectible-filled classroom and running a hand over his spiked, frosted hair, told us to cut everything that did not have value. He called this a key to success before rambling about life for forty-five minutes in a...
Rain In A Cloudless Sky

Rain In A Cloudless Sky

Trigger Warnings: Paris attacks, Orlando shooting
Just Another Day at the Office

Just Another Day at the Office

Trigger Warnings: attempted suicide, abusive family reference  
Once Upon a Midnight Dreary

Once Upon a Midnight Dreary

  My life is not an easy one for just anyone to live. This is not just me grasping for attention; the same thing can be said about anyone else’s life. 
Walk Proudly and Carry a Big Lathi

Walk Proudly and Carry a Big Lathi

  What do you do when you’re trying to take a nice, peaceful walk around town when you see some guy beating his girl in the middle of the street? Let’s face it, some of us would walk on past and others would give him quite a mouthful. Well, then-53-year-old Indian woman Sampat Pal Devi...
She Should Be Wearing White

She Should Be Wearing White

Never forget. It is a slogan that trends but few times each year, and we all swear to never let victims of tragedy go forgotten. We saw it with 9/11, we saw it with Paris, we saw it with the Holocaust, with Gaza, we saw it. But in all of the wars that you have...
How I Learned to Write

How I Learned to Write

  Why do you write, pretty girl? Well sit down, let me tell you a tale, I think that’s quite fitting for this.
Revisiting The Visit

Revisiting The Visit

Illustration by Jaye Elizabeth Johnson.   You don’t have to turn my grandma into a monster! Grandpa’s odd tendencies don’t make him a maniac! Sure, media such as movies, have tapped into society’s gerontophobia, or fear of the elderly, and ageism, but to add ableism into it, too? M. Night Shyamalan, there is another way!...