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The Perfect Example of the Double Standard in America
8 months ago

The Perfect Example of the Double Standard in America

With the 2016 Olympics officially over and everyone’s sense of nationalism has receded to (relatively) normal terms, I think it is time to address the elephant in the room: Ryan …
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Helping Our At-Risk Neighborhoods, Rather Than Abandoning Them
8 months ago

Helping Our At-Risk Neighborhoods, Rather Than Abandoning Them

I tutored rising high school juniors and seniors for the math portion of the SAT’s in addition to counseling and advising them on the many complexities that come with applying to college. One …
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Social Media and Needing To Prove Your Quality of Life
8 months ago

Social Media and Needing To Prove Your Quality of Life

I love social media. I’m at the tail-end of the millennial generation, and therefore grew up with technology and connectedness. I adore the blogosphere (obviously- I am a part of it) and believe that it …
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The Reasons Behind Riots, Looters, and Shooting of Police
9 months ago

The Reasons Behind Riots, Looters, and Shooting of Police

With the latest riots in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, over the shooting of a twenty-three year old man who fled from a traffic stop a few days ago, questions have returned about police brutality. …
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The Minimum Wage Is Too Damn Low
9 months ago

The Minimum Wage Is Too Damn Low

The United States minimum wage has remained nearly stagnant for the past forty years, even though the level and quality of work increased significantly, and has hardly been adjusted for inflation. …
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Sexism at the 2016 Rio Olympics
9 months ago

Sexism at the 2016 Rio Olympics

The 2016 Rio Olympics are in full swing and already the dehumanizing and sexist comments have arisen. Whether it be comparing the female athletes to the males, harping on the fact …
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Tuition-Free Public Colleges & Universities in America
9 months ago

Tuition-Free Public Colleges & Universities in America

It is no secret that America remains one of the few developed countries in the world does not provide its students with tuition-free public colleges and universities. Many other developed countries provide their young people (and those who want …
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America Needs More Restorative Justice and Less Retributive
9 months ago

America Needs More Restorative Justice and Less Retributive

It is no secret that I am a massive supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement and all that it symbolizes. America’s criminal justice system must be eradicated and completely recreated- from bottom-up. America’s criminal …
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“The World Doesn’t Owe You Anything!”…Yes It Does?!
9 months ago

“The World Doesn’t Owe You Anything!”…Yes It Does?!

I have heard/read/been exposed to this sentiment all my life…whenever someone complains, feels frustrated or uncared for or unloved, I hear this as a response…The world doesn’t owe you anything.

I never liked …
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50 Years Since the Voting Rights Act…Will it Help With New Voting Rights Issues?
9 months ago

50 Years Since the Voting Rights Act…Will it Help With New Voting Rights Issues?

Today marks the Voting Rights Act 50th birthday. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the act into law after the tumultuous years following President John F. Kennedy assignation in addition to the racial …
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