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CMS’ Multicultural Debate

| February 8, 2018
CMS’ Multicultural Debate

On Tuesday, January 23rd, I attended a Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board public hearing. They were discussing a revision to their multicultural clause, which describes different cultures and identities that are protected in the classroom. The revision would make the clause now include gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. Of the roughly 30 people that spoke […]

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The Lie of Gerrymandering

| February 8, 2018
The Lie of Gerrymandering

I’m a political science major, and I’ll be the first to admit that gerrymandering is an extremely dull topic. Congressional redistricting just isn’t as sexy as other issues! But with the recent verdict from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, understanding its ramifications is vital, now more than ever. Gerrymandering essentially means the construction of […]

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H&M: The Dumbest Monkeys in the Jungle

| February 8, 2018
H&M: The Dumbest Monkeys in the Jungle

  When I first saw the H&M ad of the black child in the “coolest monkey in the jungle” hoodie on twitter, my first thought was “how did no one catch this?” I wanted to have the opinion “I’d like to think this was a coincidence.” I thought “I have no way of knowing whether […]

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Blackout at the Golden Globes

| February 8, 2018
Blackout at the Golden Globes

Globes red carpet experienced a blackout. Many stars were banding together in search of all-black dresses and outfits to make a statement against the epidemic of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry and beyond. the coordinated wardrobe effort was part of a campaign called Time’s Up. With more than 300 figures in the entertainment industry […]

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Ivanka Trump is not for the people

| February 8, 2018
Ivanka Trump is not for the people

Before her father’s historical takeover of the White House, Ivanka Trump was known somewhat as a beauty icon. The kind of beauty icon that attracts her father’s praise in March of 2006 when he infamously – and creepily – stated that: “…if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.” This is how Ivanka […]

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DACA dismemberment destroying dreams

| December 5, 2017
DACA dismemberment destroying dreams

On September 5, 2017, many Americans’ whole worlds were altered. Their idea of “home” was questioned and their idea of the “American dream” was threatened. President Trump decided to end DACA, The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. This immigration policy was established by Obama in 2012. A lot of people have formed their opinions on […]

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Texas Terror

| November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Texas Terror

Walking into church on a Sunday morning, ready to come together with family and friends. Ready to sing songs, clap, dance even shout if it comes. Then, shots fired, people screaming, babies crying panic ensues. This was the scene last Sunday when 26-year-old Devin Kelley, former Air Force airman, opened fire on worshipers in First […]

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The Right to Protest

| November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Right to Protest

You’d have to be living under a rock (or maybe University Crossings) to not know who they are. Two skinny white guys in khakis and tucked-in t-shirts, a girl in a bonnet and an ankle-length cotton dress, all toting a couple kids and some very, very graphic signs. They make a habit of standing in […]

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Shoulder to Shoulder

| November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
Shoulder to Shoulder

On the first day of school at San Benito School in Hollister, California, around 50 girls and two boys were called to the office for violating dress code, for a rule that had not previously been enforced. Of those girls and boys, about 20 were sent home for wearing supposedly “revealing clothing,” because the administration […]

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Broken Promises

| November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
Broken Promises

Last year, as he was vying for the presidency, Donald Trump made a stop in West Virginia for a campaign rally. During his stump speech, he praised the coal miners of Appalachia and vowed to revive the stagnating coal industry— to the point where miners would be “working their asses off.” In a show of […]

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Silencing Sam: Students Call for the Removal of the Silent Sam Monument

| September 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Silencing Sam: Students Call for the Removal of the Silent Sam Monument

UNC-Chapel Hill’s first day of class this year was particularly special for hundreds of students gathered at the Silent Sam Confederate monument because it was also considered “the first day of Silent Sam’s last semester.” Silent Sam is a statue of a Confederate soldier located on Chapel Hill’s campus. After the rallies in Charlottesville, a […]

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Op-Ed: Pepsis and Protest

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Pepsis and Protest

There has been a huge uproar over a commercial that Pepsi released featuring reality personality and supermodel Kendall Jenner. The commercial focused on topics of diversity, unity and more importantly, the Black Lives Matter movement. In the commercial people of all races, genders, ethnicities and walks of life stopped what they were doing and joined […]

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Op-Ed: Presidents and Protests

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Presidents and Protests

Ever since the announcement that Donald Trump was going to be the 45 President of the United States of America, tempers have flared and chaos has ensued. Numerous protests and marches have formed across the country, from the Women’s March to the “Not My President” protests. Although this reaction is intense and horrific, it is not […]

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Op-Ed: Heroes who die

| April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Heroes who die

This editorial may contain spoilers for readers who have yet to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Marvel’s Logan. It also contains potential spoilers for readers unfamiliar with Schindler’s List, The Dark Knight Rises, and Marvel’s The Avengers. Our class on the problems of the Holocaust representation in art and memory was critically […]

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