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Recent Court Ruling in Kesha’s Lawsuit Against Dr. Luke Reinforces U.S. Rape Culture

Recent Court Ruling in Kesha’s Lawsuit Against Dr. Luke Reinforces U.S. Rape Culture

February 26, 2016

Last week, pop singer Kesha Rose Sebert left a Manhattan courthouse in tears over the outcome of her lawsuit against producer Dr. Luke (Lukasz Gottwald), under whom she must complete six more albums or choose not to produce any more music. In 2014, the singer sued her producer for ongoing sexual assault...

Gender Inequality Alive and Well in the School of Medicine

Gender Inequality Alive and Well in the School of Medicine

February 10, 2016

Written by Alex Judd “Today in the United States and the developed world, women are better off than ever,” writes Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg at the opening of Lean In, her self-proclaimed feminist manifesto. “But knowing that things could be worse should not stop us from trying to make them be...

Appropriation Exploits Sacred and Meaningful Cultures

Appropriation Exploits Sacred and Meaningful Cultures

February 8, 2016

I am strictly supportive of most aspects of Western society: accessible health care, voting privileges, religious and ethnic diversity and the everlasting reign of Beyoncé as our nation’s leader. I am a die-hard fan, proud to be and have nothing but good to say about the entertainer. That is why it...

It’s Time to Step Away from the Virtual War

It’s Time to Step Away from the Virtual War

February 1, 2016

We have all been a part of or at least witnessed the new social media trend of hashtag activism. With recent atrocities such as school shootings, police brutality and terrorist attacks unfortunately becoming somewhat of a weekly occurrence, the rates at which individuals take to social media to enhance...

Head to Head: Is Macklemore’s New Song a Positive Contribution to Race Conversation?

Head to Head: Is Macklemore’s New Song a Positive Contribution to Race Conversation?

February 1, 2016

Macklemore Checks His Privilege Effectively With New Song by Justin Adams Macklemore recently released the third single, titled "White Privilege II," of his upcoming album. In it, he asks questions about cultural appropriation and the role of a white person in supporting “Black Lives Matter.” The song...

The Social Perks of Casual Vulgarity

The Social Perks of Casual Vulgarity

January 14, 2016

I grew up in a household where my dad swore like a chronically injured sailor who couldn’t afford to retire. On the other hand, my mom was anti- “crap,” “freaking” and whatever other pseudo swear words you can think of. So, to avoid being grounded, I played it safe and stayed clear of most...

Professional Sphere Needs to be Less Judgmental About Tattoos

Professional Sphere Needs to be Less Judgmental About Tattoos

January 14, 2016

The climate is shifting in favor of tattoos. Once a hobby seemingly limited to sailors, jailbird uncles and other corners of society traditionally labeled “untouchable” by the ink-free classes, tattoos — or “body art,” depending on who and where you ask — are now frequently sported by the...

“Humans of New York” promotes positive social change

“Humans of New York” promotes positive social change

January 11, 2016

Brandon Stanton developed “Humans of New York” in 2010. This photo journal began as a way to document the many people he met while living in New York City. The basis quickly transformed from a casual collection of images into one of the most-viewed blogs in the world, generating thousands of comments...

The “Millennial Attitude” Is Justified

The “Millennial Attitude” Is Justified

By Alisa Patience

January 9, 2016

Millennials are those lucky individuals who were born between 1982-2004, as reported by The Washington Post. We’re known for having smartphones glued to our hands and not having our lives figured out. We’ve all heard it before from older generations: “lazy, entitled, disrespectful.” But do the...

U.S. Needs to Remember History, Accept Syrian Refugees Without Fear

U.S. Needs to Remember History, Accept Syrian Refugees Without Fear

By Emily Cruz

November 24, 2015

After the Nov. 13 terrorist attack in Paris, everyone voiced their love and support to the people of France. But the refugees across Europe are not receiving that love. Our responsibility as human beings is to help refugees, those fleeing oppression — now, when that responsibility should matter more...

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