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Instagram Influencers: Advertisers of Tomorrow

By Orchida Harizaj Another day, another post. Haley McNeill sets up her camera, sits down on the other side and hits record. She starts to apply her makeup and shows the products that she uses directly to the camera. She takes…

#WhyIDidntReport: Why Ford’s Timing Is Understandable and Not Suspicious

ByAFIA EAMA September 24th, 2018 “Ford waited 20 years to share her trauma with another person and waited 30 years to seek professional help regarding it.“ Christine Blasey Ford has become a familiar name discussed in the news. Ford, a…

America The Melting Pot: “No, Where are You Really From?”

By HARITH MORGAN July 5th, 2018 “The nature of America being a “melting pot” or a “fruit salad” means that it is a country which people from around the globe flock to, bringing incredible cultural influences and contributions to the…

Cultural Appropriation: What is It and Why is It a Problem

By ALISON SUMMERFIELD June 23rd, 2018 “The intent in cultural appreciation is usually benign but as it moves to the appropriation it becomes more exploitative. But motives are often mixed, sometimes subconscious and what’s perceived as appropriation could have been…

The Question Why: Is Our Education System Failing Us?

By MICHAEL ZINN May 24, 2018 “I’d like to make a request of our educators: please welcome the question “why,” and even go so far as to encourage it.” A few days ago, I was showing several professors a presentation…

Once Upon a White Male Professor

By JANIS MAHNURE May 12, 2018 “This brilliant man who was intrigued by me but not enough to hear me out. Just enough to reel me in and spit out his reality.” Disclaimer: This is about my personal experience, and…

Millennials Are Tyrants: Why People Hate Millennials

By SADAF AYAZ April 11, 2018 “The new changes that become a normal part of life for the youth, become a strange, new concept for adults and because of this cycle, it seems, each generation gets worse and worse.” The…

“How Does A Kid Even F*** Up That Bad?”

By ANONYMOUS April 10, 2018 “It’s overwhelming and I shut the rest of the world out. I crouch down and close my eyes with my hands over my ears, just trying to block out the noise.” In response to: What…

What is Self Love: T-Shirts That Inspire Self-Love

By ROMANA SHAIKH April 7, 2018 “Each woman had her own share of beauty dancing around her, gracing her and each one being a model for a t-shirt line calling out for self love.” On a cold, windy afternoon on…

Why You Should March for Science This Month

By VANSHIKA CHOWDHARY April 6th, 2018 “We need to make sure that science is not silenced – it is the driving force of human progress and innovation.” On April 22nd, 2017 (Earth Day), thousands of scientists and science advocates around…

A Poem on National Identity: Do All Lives Really Matter?

By NICOL SHOUP HERRERA April 5th, 2018 “Empathy is not impossible, however; all human beings share certain ties, such as emotional connections, that are universal. “ Identifying with a country can be a source of pride and an integral part…

Father Forgets: A Tribute to Relationships

By SADAF AYAZ April 2nd, 2018 “Father Forgets, by W. Livingston, is a reflection on the day his son stirred his heart. A beautiful reminder of the innocence of youth and the unawareness of adulthood.” The relationship dynamic between parents…

Is “Allahu Akbar” Really the Problem?

By EEMA MANZOOR April 1st, 2018 “Islamophobes, or anyone weary of Islam, often view the words “Allahu akbar” as a sign that people are about to die or kill others. Even many people who don’t necessarily dislike Muslims cower a…

Did You Know: Computer Programming Was a Woman’s Job

By Catelen Wu March 28, 2018 “Originally, developing software was not deemed as important as developing hardware, thus, it was a job that females were expected to want to do.” Ada Lovelace is regarded as the first computer programmer –…

Keeping Up With Everything But the Kardashians

By NIDA ALI March 25, 2018 “Look at the person who is practically invisible, admire their character, read a book, read the news, talk to strangers, smile at love ones and keep up with what is good and important in…

Rosa Parks Day: Stop Being An Abusive Husband, America

By NIDA ALI March 23, 2018 “On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks said one word that put her name down in history books for years to come. She said, “No.” No to racism, no to injustice, no to inhumanity, no…

White Skin is the Wrong Skin: How to Pick the Right Foundation Shade

By HIBBA MAHMUD March 22, 2018 “From a beauty perspective, having the wrong shade of foundation can be detrimental to your look. Having a visibly lighter foundation makes the person appear ashy and grey, whereas a darker foundation makes a…

Islam, The Truth: A Narrative on Being A Muslim

By EEMA MANZOOR March 19, 2018 “Islam is not as simple as just a belief, it is a religion of knowledge as well as action. This means that Islam integrates into every aspect of our lives.” I’m not sure how…

#WCW: Margaret Hamilton, The Woman That Led Neil Armstrong to the Moon

By NICOL SHOUP HERRERA March 15, 2018 “Hamilton was an integral part of America’s mission to the moon–an endeavor that cost $24 billion dollars, and took 400,000 people to complete.” On November 22, 2016, President Obama awarded Margaret Hamilton the…

3 Billion Under 30: An Inspiring Book on Some of the Most Successful Under 30s

By KRYSTYNA OLSZEWSKA March 13, 2018 “Kleinert says he hopes that readers will “really take to heart all these stories and strategies that are shared and then use those to have more impact in their life”, much like the people…