The Stigma of Vegas

This past summer was quite a hectic one. Volunteer work, a lecture series I participated in and a trip to Nepal, left me with with only sixteen days of downtime for summer break. My family had the perfect cure: “Vegas!” After informing friends, family and all the other necessary parties of our jaunt to Sin…

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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 Adorkable Male Misogynist

Nerds. Geeks. Dorks. These three types of people are generally outsiders in the schools depicted by mainstream American media. However, in Silicon Valley these individuals have become the foundation of our community. Here, geek is chic. A recent trend in television programming follows this fascination with outsiders, namely the male geek, nerd, and dork. Take,…

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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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Eating Meat: A Tale of the Consumption of Animals

1. A History of Food The American pride, and yet simultaneously the evil, is encompassed in our food. Over the span of human history, what we eat has consistently evolved. As primal humans, we discovered cooking, giving us an advantage over other species and allowing us to develop the complex societal structure we hold today.…

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U.S. Leaves UNESCO

After World War II, nations faced the problem of rebuilding all that was lost during the war. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, was part of the solution to this problem. UNESCO was first founded in 1942, when European countries came together to discuss the issue of postwar education and cultural…

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Let the Hair do the Talking

By Joy Chan I am not entirely sure if cutting my hair the way I did was necessarily a fashion statement but more so a way to express who I really am. There are a lot of ways to express or represent oneself. Some people do it through styles of clothing, or the way they…

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Treat the KKK like the Terrorists that they are

Terrorist. What comes to mind when you hear the word terrorist? Is it an ISIS fighter? Al-Qaeda? Images of 9/11 and suicide bombers? These groups and events are all acts of terrorism. But what about the KKK and Alt Right? Are they considered domestic terrorists? The media and the courts do not use the word…

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