We’re all in this together

In a world increasingly fraught with bitterness, reviling, hurt and misunderstanding, how does one inch towards, let alone achieve, restoration? Words and deeds pierce with the fervency and impact of bullets. I know you can recall with ease a harrowing experience that left you breathless or with a lump in your heart and throat so … Continue reading

Preventing teen dating violence

Domestic violence is not to be taken lightly. Domestic violence is a serious issue that deserves a serious attitude. Though it seems as if it could never happen to you, it’s crucial to be aware of the issue. Although it may be hard to see, there could be someone close to you that is experiencing … Continue reading

Q&A: National eating disorder awareness week

Low self esteem. Restriction. Rules. Loss of Control. Failure. It’s a cycle that people nowadays know all too well. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, 28.2 million Americans suffer from an eating disorder in their lifetime. That’s 9% of Americans, suffering from anorexia, bulimia or binge eating. With the second … Continue reading

Unpacking Black History Month

Now more than ever you’d have to be living under a rock to be unaware that February is Black History Month. February was chosen to honor Frederick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays. What isn’t more obvious, is what people are supposed to do with that information.  As an Afro-Latina on an overwhelmingly white campus, I … Continue reading

The remembrance of Thomas Paine

Jan. 29 marked Thomas Paine’s 284th birthday. Although Paine’s birthday is overshadowed by the birthdays of both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, his life and writings are incredibly important, particularly after all the turmoil that 2020 brought. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, Paine was born in England in 1737, He  received a limited education and … Continue reading

Concerns for American politics in the post-Trump era

Democrats, Congratulations! Donald Trump is no longer president. Being on the winning side of an election can be one of the greatest feelings in the world for those of us that follow our governing system. Moreso after this election, where the stakes were high on both sides. However, winning a presidential election gives you power, … Continue reading

Election 2020 Preview

Election Day 2020 has finally arrived. After over a year of anticipation, voters will have a final opportunity to cast their vote to determine the President of the United States for the next four years. This election is unlike any other in our nation’s history. The COVID-19 pandemic has not only changed the talking points … Continue reading