Q&A: How it feels to be the other

Waynesburg University Sociology Professor Abolade Ezekiel Olagoke has been in America for 27 years. He is an alumnus of Oklahoma State University, Wheaton College, Northern University of Denver and Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as an author of numerous publications regarding globalization, youth and religion, immigration and diasporic cultures.  Although his achievements are impressive, … Continue reading

One year later

March 16, 2020. A day I will never forget.  I was on the phone with my parents that afternoon when Waynesburg University decided its best option was to send everyone home. I remember walking frantically around my friend’s kitchen holding back tears.   I was stunned.   I simply could not wrap my head around the two … Continue reading

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