The Anatomy of a Lockdown

It’s 1:01 p.m. on a Thursday afternoon and I am crouching in a closet. The lights are out and the blinds are drawn, covering every bit of window they can reach. My knees are pressed together, my ankles starting to go numb. My computer is sitting in the Media Arts Center atrium; a biology lab…

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Medicine Mismanaged: What Science Owes To People of Color

All great medical advances owe some degree of their success to sacrifice. Donated organs give us a better understanding of our body’s processes, clinical trials for treatments require human test subjects and surgery would never have been created without someone putting their life on the line in the name of science. As risky as they…

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Activism for the Uninspired

With a recent spike in hate crimes, government shutdowns, the prospect of losing protections for minorities and the dissemination of fake news, many Americans are now feeling more compelled to get involved in activism then they were a year or two ago. While participating in massive protests, phone banks and local politics are all great…

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The Feminist’s Bookshelf: Women’s History Month Edition

In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, I’ve compiled a list of books that were written by women and/or feature strong female characters. These are some of my favorites, so enjoy! milk and honey, Rupi Kaur “you tell me to quiet down cause my opinions make me less beautiful but i was…

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Indian American (Still) Means American

On Wednesday, February 22, Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani, both engineers and immigrants from India, were at a bar in Olathe, Kansas. A man, Adam Purinton, approached them, using racial slurs and other insults, including asking them what visas they used, whether they were legal residents of the United States and calling them terrorists. Other…

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7 Reasons Why Pro-Lifers Should Fight to Keep Planned Parenthood Funded

It’s a new year, and along with a new calendar, new classes and a new president comes a very old argument: the debate about Planned Parenthood’s funding.

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Separating Mental Illness from Gun Violence

Every year, an estimated 43.8 million adults experience mental health problems in America, which is roughly one person out of five. Some of the most common disorders include  depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. Less prominent disorders include obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), dissociative identity disorder and personality disorders. Mental health care costs America over 193 billion dollars…

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