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

How did we get here?

Imagine an estranged child running away from his abusive parents. Imagine the hardships that have shaped his perspective. Imagine the determination it took to separate from the pain of the known to the unfamiliar. He grows up asserting he will never perpetuate the same offenses. In fact, not only will he never practice these injustices, … Continue reading

It all starts locally

Last week, my column focused on the common myths and propaganda tools perpetuated by the two-party system to keep third parties out of contention for the presidency. While these are important to be aware of, it still may not be enough to sway your opinion on the 2020 election, and that’s okay. Where all of … Continue reading

Mental health: An essential topic

With the concern of physical health drastically overwhelming the world for the past eight months due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, many seem to lack the ability to identify the mental needs of society members during this time. While experts and bystanders could go on about the seriousness of this virus, which they should, I want … Continue reading

The world has changed and so have we

 I never imagined a world where mud masks wouldn’t be the first thing to pop up if you typed ‘face mask’ into the search bar on Amazon. Now, the page is full of the cloth masks with different fabric options and ones that claim to be more breathable. I’ve always been a go-with-the-flow kind of … Continue reading

Greene County Food Bank continues to provide during pandemic

With the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses and organizations across the country were heavily affected and forced to close down for the public’s safety. Several months passed without knowing exactly when the country could resume work and what the landscape would look like once everything began to reopen again. Many businesses had to close their doors … Continue reading