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…

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…

Are You A Woman: A Series of Poems on the Over Sexualization of Women

By NICOL SHOUP HERRERA November 29, 2017 “The line between how society views gender and how we define our own gender is often blurred. It can be difficult to reconcile how we view ourselves versus how society views us.” Over…

Foreign Citizen

By SADAF AYAZ November 25, 2017 “Earlier in the year, in the midst of this year’s election season, I felt more and more like I had been told what I meant to the country I had lived in all my…

America: Where Muhammad Becomes Moe

 By LAMEECE MUSTAFA October 25, 2017 “The first step to becoming a red-blooded part of America is to change your name.  Read more about being Muslim in America HERE or HERE! Herein lies the guide to becoming the perfect American in a Muslim…

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…

My Name

Amanee Abdallah August 1, 2017 “Juliet Capulet once said “What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”” Juliet Capulet once said “What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as…

23 and Divorced: Why South Asian Marriages Need a Reconsideration

By ROMANNA SHAIKH June 10th, 2017 “Although marriage is something that should last a long time (sometimes forever), this does become an issue for people who aren’t happy and want to get out of the union.” If you’re South Asian…

Diversity and Acceptance: The True Driver of Economic Growth

By MICHAEL ZINNN April 21, 2017 “When we reject ideas, and people, we also reject their potential to change our lives, to innovate and to move world forward.” Over the past year, there have been many opinions on what’s wrong…

Why I Wear the Hijab

By EEMA MANZOOR April 4, 2017 “Hijab is beyond a simple headscarf. It’s a way of dressing, but it also is an approach to life.” One of the questions I get asked the most, being a visible hijabi, is “Why…