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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Live and Help Live: Lessons From Abdul Sattar Edhi

By NIDA ALI February 28. 2018 “Today, February 28, 2018 marks what would have been the 90th birthday of Abdul Sattar Edhi, a renowned humanitarian, philanthropist, and founder of the Edhi Foundation who passed away last year.” Hira Imtiaz, 19,…

Life Swings Between Pain and Boredom: Are We Never Happy?

By GUILLAUME DE ROUVILLE January 9, 2018 “Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.” I’m surprised that no one talked about Schopenhauer. This is the saddest sentence in the history of philosophy. Why ? It…

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…

The Bandwagon Effect: Why You Don’t Control Your Life

By SARAH HAKIM January 7, 2018 “All it takes is one well made video from Buzzfeed or Insider to tell us what we should be obsessed with next.” It’s baffling that when a group of people takes an interest in…

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…

Cigarettes Are Designed to Get You Addicted

By DHRUV SITAPARA December 1, 2017 “Moreover, nicotine is water soluble, meaning that companies could easily lower the amounts of nicotine in cigarettes, but they don’t. “ Cigarettes are purposefully designed to get people addicted. How are they designed to…

Colemak Vs. Qwerty: What Increases Your Typing Speed

By JAMES O’KEEFE December 27, 2018 “As such, Colemak remains a niche choice for tech enthusiasts such as myself. Despite taking 2 weeks of frustration to regain my muscle memory, I’m really happy with the results, as I can now…

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, How Sustainable are Thy Branches?

By STEPHANIE MOY January 1, 2018 “However, with 78% of American households displaying Christmas trees each year, prohibiting the tradition is not realistic. Instead, environmentalists should focus on the carbon footprint of each tree, the number of years it will…

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…