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19 Oct 2020
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The White Ga(y)ze 

The total number of hate crimes motivated by anti-LGBTQIA+ beliefs has risen every year since 2014. The most recent FBI report showed 15.9 percent of single-bias incidents stemmed from sexual orientation bias.  Folks in the LGBTQIA+ community are still dealing with huge amounts of prejudice, but…

Capitalist Suprem(e)acy 

Often, appropriation is an  indispensable component of art. What would Marcel Duchamp’s portfolio be without the readymades? Who would Andy Warhol be without a Campbell’s tomato soup can? The history of art is one of reception, revision and recreation. But there are instances when creative…

Stand With Hong Kong 

For the past 207 days, Hong Kong residents have protested against China’s authoritarian regime. The people of Hong Kong have called on the U.S. for assistance in reaffirming the “one country, two systems” policy. Britain gave ownership of Hong Kong to China in 1997, resulting in…

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An Analysis of the Democratic Debate 

The Candidates in Descending Polling Order Former Vice President Joe Biden Senator Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts) Senator Bernie Sanders (Vermont) Mayor Pete Buttigieg (South Bend, Indiana) Senator Kamala Harris (California) Former Tech Executive Andrew Yang Senator Cory Booker (New Jersey) Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke (Texas) Billionaire…

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Waiting for Water 

By Sofia Solares Five years.  That’s how long it’s been since the city of Flint, Michigan had clean, drinkable water.  Forcing people to use water bottles just to take a shower or cook is inhumane. Thousands of Flint residents have been living without a basic…

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Behind the Vape Cloud 

Every day I see friends taking hits anywhere from a dining hall to McHenry Library. My Snapchat feed is full of classmates blowing Os and doing french inhales. They take selfies while enjoying the sweet smell of the vapor that lingers in the air, but…

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I Am Not a Doll 

There is a difference between giving someone a compliment and exoticizing them. When people use “cute” at an inappropriate time, it can change a seemingly innocuous phrase into a backhanded slap. It’s an emotional hit that leaves a memory like a stain. For me, it was…