#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…

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…

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…

Why We Need to Stop Using the Word Mansplain

By VANSHIKA CHOWDHARY June 11th, 2018 “The word mansplain generalizes the social phenomenon to include all men – when you use the word mansplain, you stereotype men to all be condescending, pretentious, and sexist.” You may have heard the word…

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…

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…

School is an Absolute Nightmare As an Autistic Person

By NATALIE March 9th, 2018 “School is an absolute nightmare as an autistic person with a speech impediment, bad hearing, bad eyesight, the attention span of a 5-year-old, and horrible memory.” “Natalie, you still gotta bring the sheet.” *silence* “NATALIE?”…

A Teacher Recounts The Story of Her Most Memorable Student

By SAIMA USMANI February 7th, 2018 “This girl was mean and this girl was angry.” She was a skinny little 3rd grader of Kashmiri ancestry, with a father doing business overseas and a very young, very harried mother. For those of you who…

Cycle of History: A Four-Line Saying

By ARJUN MENON January 31, 2018 “The Cycle of History; The Cycle of Life” No country, institution, government, or civilization of power is immune to the cycle of history. The cycle of life.   “Hard times bring forth strong men. Strong…

The Bench: In Conversation With the Show-runner, Robert Galinsky

By Editorial Team January 25, 2018 “Thinking differently is not enough for me–I want doing differently.” About Robert Galinsky: Robert Galinsky is a contributing writer to The Fresh Toast, is Head Speaker Coach for TEDxTeen, TEDxFultonStreet, and teaches writing and performance…

Women’s March: What Was Addressed and What Was Amiss

By Zara Khan January 22, 2018 “Unfortunately, this isn’t the United States alone, several issues still remain silently folded away–ones that Americans often fight for women outside of the US.” 2017 was the year of women. From the first Women’s…

How War Can Influence Culture By Creating an Imbalance in Populations

By Alexey Tereshchenko January 20, 2017 “After the war, no job was difficult for a Russian woman.” War can have a huge affect on society and the roles of the people within it. Under the circumstances of war, Russia showed…

How I Became Homeless

By JAMES BAXLEY December 17, 2017 “I never in my life thought I would be homeless, much less a homeless, disabled, combat vet. I was homeless for nearly two years: No job, no money, no car, no friends, and definitely…

Where Does DACA Stand Now? | REV 21 Media

BY REV 21 STAFF December 8, 2017 READ: DACA: Has America Officially Forgotten Humanity? Its been two months since.Trump withdrew the DACA program which granted thousands of immigrants a work permit. Here’s whats going on with the program today!  

Historical Photographs That Will Make You Cry

By ASMITA DAS December 7, 2017 Here are a series of historical photographs and events that will make you cry, if not make you immensely sad. A picture can say a thousand words. Photographers play a huge role in shaping…

The Palestinian Narrative: First Hand Persecution by Israeli Soldiers

By MOHAMMAD KALBONEH December 4, 2017 “Israeli soldiers always guarded the Tomb. They always tried to mess with us as kids, trying to make fun of us, cursed us in Hebrew which we later got to understand the meaning of…

Do Native Americans Celebrate Thanksgiving?

By ALECIA LI MORGAN November 20, 2017 “There are bigger problems for the Native community to deal with these days than feeling the sting of Columbus Day or the nature of Thanksgiving. If anything, we discuss with our kids how…

#MeToo: Is It Enough to Stop Sexual Harassment

By ALYSSA SATARA November 15, 2017 “It’s a bold declarative statement that ‘I’m not ashamed’ and ‘I’m not alone.’” Since last October, 16 women came forward accusing Donald Trump of sexual assault. Almost every woman is familiar with the echo…

The History of The Rohingya People

By CHAM TAN November 2, 2017 “The Rohingya have always been persecuted and oppressed because they are considered to be ‘stateless,’ and are not recognized by the Myanmar government. The Bangladeshi government refuses to help them because they see them…