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Continuing the Conversation: …to floating between identities…

Being biracial isn’t always as great as it seems. Most of the time, it’s an ongoing identity crisis where you’re stuck floating between identities.
October 27, 2020

As a current high school senior, I’ve since begun the arduous process of filling out college applications. Perhaps one of the most difficult questions for me to answer isn’t a writing prompt, but rather...

Erasing the blind eye faced upon racial stereotypes in Hollywood

A director changes the plot of the movie to fit the racial stereotype.
October 4, 2020

Ravi Ross is about to shoot the ball into the net. A bunch of math equations are going through his head, the crowd goes silent when he is concentrating as everything is in slow motion. SWISH— the ball...

US sports pause during powerful protests

Professional sports takes a knee in honor of Jacob Blake and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement
September 29, 2020

Shock rippled through Kenosha, Wis. on Sunday, Aug. 23 after the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, causing nationwide sports teams to protest police brutality and systemic racism. Officer Rusten...

Blaming the right beast: why the pandemic is humanity’s fault

When humans disturb the ecosystem, the consequences come back to bite us -- in the form of viruses like COVID-19.
September 25, 2020

Eight years ago, a science writer named David Quammen predicted the COVID-19 pandemic. In his bestselling book Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, Quammen wrote:  “If there...

The effect of misogyny in social media and how it affects people offline

Women on social media, no matter their age, face constant misogyny.
May 28, 2020

Social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram and YouTube allow us to comment, post and share our opinions, and serve as outlets for online creativity. TikTok, an app that has most recently risen in popularity,...

The anti-lockdown movement is an example of the (white) right to protest

The anti-lockdown protests that sparked across the nation favor the
May 28, 2020

The First Amendment states: “Congress shall make no law abridging the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Recent anti-lockdown protests...

COVID-19 offers chance to revitalize the planet — or destroy it

Carbon emissions have plummeted due to shelter-in-place orders, but we must enact change now, before they are lifted — before it is, once again, too late.
May 3, 2020
As people retreat into their homes worldwide, the earth takes a huge sigh of relief.

Dougherty Valley should embrace more female authors

Margaret Atwood, Zora Neale Hurston and Virginia Woolf remain icons in literature.
April 27, 2020

Dougherty’s English department has made many efforts to widen the voice of minority authors through their book selection. Books such as “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah and “The Absolutely True Diary...

Why my hijab does not define my faith

My hijab does not define how I practice and follow my religion.
February 17, 2020

There I stood, with the hijab in my hands. My head was itching and my mind was struggling, debating whether to wrap this piece of fabric around myself. It was an early November afternoon and in the back...

Meme culture and sympathy

February 8, 2020

On Jan. 2, Donald Trump declared Iranian general Qasem Soleimani dead on American orders. A potential war — possibly even a third world war — became a new threat in the present.  World War III...

Indian government perpetuates violence against women

Handcuffed Woman
December 30, 2019

The following article contains extremely sensitive content concerning rape and sexual assault.   Priyanka Reddy was brutally raped and murdered by four men in India who noticed her alone at...

Striking down sexism in sports

December 10, 2019

A few weeks ago, I was scrolling through Instagram and came across a Bleacher Report post announcing that Elena Delle Donne had won the WNBA MVP award. “Unreal numbers,” the caption said, citing her...

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