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A Little Goes a Long Way

A Little Goes a Long Way

“Please help us help these kids. They are not asking for toys, so assume they are in extreme need.” These words, hurriedly typed and printed to fit atop a small, cardboard box in the employee lounge at my work, hit home. Most probably didn’t see the box. Others dismissed it. I, however, knew from the...
Looking at Colleges While Low-Income

Looking at Colleges While Low-Income

  Last May, I had a handful of college acceptance letters and a decision to make. Or so I told myself. The truth was, the decision had been made for me. It had been made the day I received my last financial aid letter, the day I neatly listed the cost of attendance for each...
The Missing Voices: The Fight for Voting Rights

The Missing Voices: The Fight for Voting Rights

  In my United States History class, we were taught that the main cause of the Civil War and the secession of the South was not division over the terrible and inhumane institution of slavery, but in fact, South Carolina’s states’ rights and nullification challenge.
The Fruit of Our Labor: A Dissection of Classism and Racism in Produce Consumption

The Fruit of Our Labor: A Dissection of Classism and Racism in Produce Consumption

Illustration by Valentina Quiñonez. A professor of mine once brought up the importance of fruit and vegetables in the diets of humans. He brought up studies which highlighted the benefits of increased consumption of green vegetables, the countless nutrients in a variety of fruits, and most of all how ignorant most people are to these...