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Achieving true social justice

Last year, I was sitting in one of the lounges in my dormitory building when a group of students started sitting in a circle on the other side of the room. While overhearing their conversations,… Read More...

How conservatives contribute to the polarized nature of political discourse

In hearing the opinions of people on both sides of the spectrum, I have noticed that many believe the left to be the source of much of the recent polarized socio-political discussion. More specifically, they… Read More...

The Controversial Common Core

The Obama administration saw the conception, creation and implementation of a Common Core system that was very much controversial. A Gallup news article comparing two Gallup polls on parents’ views on the Common Core around… Read More...

Achieving change requires focusing on the actions of the presidency

A recent update from the Trump administration on new plans to enforce human rights worldwide took much of the country aback. In an article entitled “A U.S. Ambassador Promises a Global Push to Decriminalize Homosexuality,”… Read More...

The purpose of public apologies

On Dec. 4, the Academy Awards tweeted out “Welcome to the family, @kevin4real! #Oscars.” Soon after this event, some from the internet started expressing disdain towards the Academy’s decision to have Kevin Hart host the… Read More...

Validation in education

Since I was five years old, I took violin lessons. Like most children, I was never excited to play or practice. But every Tuesday when my parents drove me to my violin lesson, I found… Read More...

The cost of maintaining rapid social change

Despite Trump taking office as president, we have seen a continuation of the rapid social change that has been quite apparent since the Obama administration. The gay rights movement, universal healthcare, rights for transgender individuals… Read More...

The social implications of offensive humor

When enjoying the art of comedy, it is inevitable that one encounters a joke or a bit that uses a premise that is shockingly offensive. Yet, in some circumstances, this form of joke proves itself… Read More...

The power of conceding

The political world has felt much more chaotic to me now than it has in any other point in my lifetime. Many political debates in the news or online are arguments that are going over… Read More...

Interpretations of art consumption in the #MeToo Era

The #MeToo movement is, undoubtedly, a crucially important revolution in the gender culture of corporations and industries. #MeToo revealed to the mainstream public the exploitation of power discrepancies that was taking place among celebrities and… Read More...
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