How to Master Public Speaking!

By JOSHUA OTUSANYA August 31, 2017 “Here are ways you can master the art of public speaking!” Stand Up Comedy This might be biased because I am a stand up comedian, but I gotta say this art form is a…

It Doesn’t Really Matter Where You Go to College?

By MIRA ZASLOVE August 30, 2017 “Going to a top college can open some doors, but it won’t keep them open. Similarly, not going to a top college can close some doors, but it won’t keep them closed.“ It’s been…

Medical School: My Experience and Advice

By SAIMA USMANI August 28, 2017 “Disclaimer: I love medicine and I think it is an honorable field, but it is not a place for people who want to make money. The financial future for doctors, at least in America,…

Nothing We Eat is Natural!

By PAK L. HUIDE August 27, 2017 “We exist because of the food we eat, but the food we eat exists because of us.” Almost nothing we eat today exists in nature.   Take this carrot for example. Yes, this…

Does White Privilege Apply to Light Skin Minorities?

By VICTORIA TAI August 26, 2017 “People think I’m smart, they think I’m safe, they invite me into their homes to help children with subjects like physics, chemistry, and math.”   I feel a lot of positive discrimination: People think…

Why Can’t I Be Ugly?

By NIDA ALI August 24, 2017 “Advertising has promoted a view of women that is appealing to the male gaze, so much so, that women have begun viewing themselves through the dominant male gaze.” Advertising is defined by Merriam Webster…

Dear People of Color: Stop Being Racist

By ROMANA SHAIKH August 23, 2017 “It is imperative to address the prejudice and discrimination among  communities of color, especially among South Asians, the Black and Hispanic community because, let’s face it, it’s a serious problem that many encounter.” “Your…

Is Getting Rich Worth It?

By NIKLAS GöKE August 22, 2017 “So instead of becoming someone who’s bank account is multiplying, become someone worth amplifying.“ There is a story called the fisher and the manager. It exists in many cultures, versions and translations. Here’s mine:…

Mental Illness is Not Pretty: A Series of Poems

By NICOL SHOUP HERRERA August 21, 2017 “The romanticization of mental illness is not only misleading, but also dangerous.” Think of the common conception of someone with an eating disorder: is it someone white, skinny, pretty eating a couple almonds…

The “Don’t Judge Me” Phenomenon

By HIBBA MAHMUD August 20, 2017 “My point is simply, that our relationship is with God and our religion, so we need to stop worrying about how others perceive us. “ Time and time again, we always get feelings and…

Cortisol: The Obstacle To Your Fitness Goals

By NAUMAN HUSAIN August 19, 2017 “With summer right around the corner and with work and/or study stress starting to rise as the semester starts, your cortisol levels may be going off the roof, setting you back and prolonging your…

What You’ve Been Doing Wrong With Your Deodorant and Perfume

By UDDY MIN Introduction by NIDA ALI August 18, 2017 “One of the biggest things to keep in mind in terms of fragrances is that they are NOT for underarms.” Fragrance is a staple in everyone’s life, everyone strives to…

Genghis Khan: The Most Eco-Friendly Invader?

By ARJUN SATHEESH MENON August 17, 2017 “Based on the knowledge we have gained from the past, we are now in a position to make land-use decisions that will diminish our impact on climate and the carbon cycle,” Genghis Khan…

What is Girls Who Code and Why You Should Join it

By CATELEN WU August 16, 2017 “It’s a nonprofit national organization that gathers girls together and teaches them how to code. Its goal is to close the gender gap in technology fields.” When you hear the words “computer science,” “software…

Can a Person Be Fully Muslim and Fully American at The Same Time?

By SAIMA USMANI August 15, 2017 “If you are proud of who you are and you think that the US of A is the center of the world then you are already fully American.” What does it mean to be…

Four Ways to Spice Up Your Skin Care

By AMANEE ABDALLAH August 14, 2017 “Spices offer natural remedies for your skin that won’t cost a fortune and can give real results that you might buy at a high-end beauty counter in a fancy glass jar, scented and scant.”…

This is The Best Country to Live In

By NIKLAS GÖKE August 13, 2017 ““We do not believe in Gross National Product, because Gross National Happiness is more important.”” In 1979, the king of Bhutan gave an interview to a group of Indian journalists at Bombay airport, when…

Do African Immigrants Get Along With the Black Community in America?

By Guest Submission August 12th, 2017 “Based on my own experience as an African immigrant, I would say African immigrants don’t get along with the black community in America.” Based on my own experience as an African immigrant, I would…

Starving for Perfection: What It’s Like Living With Bulimia

By EMILIA VAISANEN August 11th, 2017 “The feeling of anxiousness steadily creeps throughout your entire body until you are paralyzed.” “WHAT THE HELL DO YOU WANT FROM ME?!” You stare at the screen in awe. The pixels, dark and stagnant…

Be A Man, Be A Man, Be A Man: Even If It Means To Not Be You

By NICOL SHOUP HERRERA August 2, 2017 “Women are undoubtedly the oppressed gender. However, this does not mean that there are certain gender roles men can feel pressure to conform to.” These gender roles lead to what we think are…