#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…

48-Hour News Blackout

By SADAF AYAZ September 3rd, 2018 “Honestly, it’s a grand idea for other social media-obsessed, instant-gratification yearning users around the globe.” During my 1.5 hour commute back home from the city, you can imagine I flip from one app to…

Reactance: When Protesting Can Do More Harm Than Good

By MIKAL MANN and KAITIE EDDINGTON August 2nd, 2018 “Productive protesting just requires a different approach: engagement with the other side. “ Although it may seem it started after Donald Trump was elected, protesting has always been an American institution…

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…

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…

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…

Going to a CUNY: Not Your Average Experience

By: ITTECA KHAN March 12, 2018 “CUNY is made up of many well renowned and respected universities that give our nation’s top private schools a run for their money. This school system aims to provide high quality and affordable education…

Tipping: Get it Together!

By HIBBA MAHMUD March 7th, 2018 “According to the New York State Department of Labor, all tipped employees make a minimum of $7.50 per hour.” Dear Customer, Whenever a tourist reads a guidebook on the USA, one of the most…

Why do Muslims want rights when they are a minority and denying rights when they are a majority?

By SAIMA USMANI February 28th, 2018 “I am a Muslim who demands my rights as a citizen of my free and amazing country, and I do not agree with denying any minority their rights. “ Muslims, you would be surprised…

What are Muslims doing to counter ISIS?

By SAIMA USMANI February 8th, 2018 “We karate-chop the bond between them and their very recruiting force: angry young Muslims.” I am an American Muslim and I am a foot soldier in the War on Terrorism. I don’t mean to…

Understanding The Micro-aggressions Towards Black People: What’s The Big Deal?

By SARAH HAKIM August 1, 2017 “I didn’t understand why wanting to feel someone’s hair would be offensive. Couldn’t a person just be curious and want to know more about what they do not know?” I never understood the discrimination…

Would Oprah 2020 be a Wise Move For The Democratic Party?

By ALEX JOHNSTON January 10, 2017 “She has the power to bring people together. She can make a great speech. Oprah 2020?  Hell no.“ Oprah is a wonderful person. Unlike Donald Trump, she really did pull herself up out of…

Trying to Be White: A Social Epidemic

By ITTECA KHAN January 8, 2018 “The skin lightening business garners a monstrous TEN billion dollars a year by exploiting not only personal insecurities but also the global after effects of colonialism and white supremacy.” “With her curly black hair…

New Years Eve is Overrated in America and Here’s Why

By AMANDA BROWN December 30, 2017 “The whole thing is a build up to an anti-climatic 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2, Happy New Year! And people kiss and it’s cute and kind sweet to see all the people, and then after that comes the…

Why Coffee Snobs Dislike Starbucks

By XAN MITKUS December 27, 2017 “Instead of focusing on how to make their basic cup of coffee better, they spend their time focusing on how to come up with different ways of adding disgusting amounts of sugar so that…

Is Killing Animals Equivalent to Manslaughter?

By SHANK WANG December 14, 2017 “This is precisely why I find many of PETA’s (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) antics completely devoid of sense. A good proportion of them believe in equal rights between animals and humans. While…

The Universe is Not Obligated to Conform to Your Narrative

By WILLIAM BETEET December 1, 2017 “Search for ways to make the universe to give you what you want, not for how the universe should fit your narrative.” From ideologues to religious fanatics, the world is not obligated to conform…

The Prison Industrial Complex: Lining Up Pockets by Locking Up People

By ITTECA KHAN November 28, 2017 “The overlapping interests of Government and Industry that use surveillance, policing and imprisonment as solutions to economic political and social problems.”   The Prison Industrial Complex is a structure of society which helps maintain…

Can a Muslim Man Marry Four Wives Without The Consent of The Other Wives?

By NIDA ALI November 17, 2017 “Can a Muslim man marry four wives without the consent of the other wives? For a Muslim male who is only Muslim in name and belief but not in practice, is it possible to…