Not-so-American Dream: New book illustrates the reality of being an immigrant

For generations, many have dreamed of immigrating to first world countries, believing that with relocating, comes a better life and a better future. That is, until their wish comes true. This is the idea that author Dina Nayeri, explores in her new autobiography ‘The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You,’ published in May.  …

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Three Presidential Candidates You May Not Have Heard Of

With over 20 candidates, some get more attention than others. Marianne Williamson (D) Marianne Williamson is the author of 12 spiritual and self help books. She does not have any government experience outside of running for Congress during the 2014 midterms. According to a New York Times article updated May 2, 2019, the policy she…

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The Activist’s Bookshelf: Reshaping the World

Review: New book details devastation of rising sea levels  In “Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore,” journalist and author Elizabeth Rush offers tragic insight into the lives of those who have suffered most at the hands of rising sea levels. Rush takes her readers on a highly personal journey through the small coastal towns…

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Thank u, next gen: Ariana Grande and HeadCount are motivating a new generation of voters

Ariana Grande has capitalized on the hype of her upcoming tour, Sweetener, and partnered with HeadCount, an organization that works with musicians to register voters at  concerts. HeadCount is looking for volunteers to manage registration tables at concerts nationwide. Voting is one of the rights given to citizens when they reach the age of 18.…

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Astounding Asians: Yoshiko Kawashima

*I will be using the gender-neutral pronoun “they” since Kawashima’s gender identity is unknown.   Here’s somebody you won’t learn about in history class. *Yoshiko Kawashima. Chinese traitor,  Japanese commander and the genderqueer bisexual legend we all deserve.  Originally named Xianyu, Kawashima was born a Beijing princess in 1907. It wasn’t until they were eight…

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Astounding Asians: Zohra Segal

Zohra Mumtaz-ullah Khan, also known as Zohra Segal, was an Indian actress, choreographer, and dancer who inspired millions over the course of 70 years through her work. As one of the earliest indian actresses to achieve international profile, Segal lived a life full of energy and zest. Born in 1912 into a traditional Muslim family…

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