A Political Mediation

Are you free if you have to work 80 hours a week to provide food and necessities for the people who depend on you? Are you truly free if you’re living paycheck to paycheck and cannot afford to get sick because you have a pre-existing condition? These are some of the many questions that have […]

Thoughts from a Las Vegas Local

“Is everyone okay? I’m seeing what’s happening,” I said to my sister over the phone on the night of Sunday, October 1. I stared at my laptop as I watched live coverage of the shooting in Las Vegas. I picked up the phone again and called my friend, “Where are you?” Mentally, I mapped out […]

Op-Ed: Obama’s Speech Fee

The Democratic Party is severely out of touch with its’ base, and the party’s leadership continues to widen this gap through both their personal and policy decisions. The Spectator recently published an editorial which discussed the recent announcement that former President Barack Obama will be receiving $400,000 from Wall Street giant, Cantor Fitzgerald, for a […]

Op-Ed: How Does One Say No?

Something I have noticed in college is that for many students, saying no to added responsibility is not an option. I feel like I am missing out, letting someone down, giving myself too much grace. It’s not FOMO, I don’t regret missing out on a day-long $30 drunken field trip to neighboring backyards or anything. […]

May I Be Wrong

“It’s a girl.” The first words spoken the moment I entered this world. Wrapped in a pink blanket and place into my mother’s arms, already had I been condemned to the life that society would want me to live by. This isn’t the introduction to my memoir. I promise you I’m not a middle aged […]

In Defense of Umbrellas

There is a particular phenomenon within the Pacific Northwest; one that becomes ever-present, even inescapable, each winter. Growing up in south Seattle, I never learned of this so-called “rule.” But one fateful day two years ago, I moved to Cap Hill and everything changed. “No one in Seattle uses umbrellas,” one student touted at me. […]

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