The Search For Punishment in Police Brutality Cases

November 11, 2014 9:56 am1,208 comments
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The events associated with the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri have become outstanding issues in the media recently, though it is evident that only the surface of police brutality has received mass coverage. Whether they incite massive backlash or not, instances of police brutality result in unfair injury […]

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Raven-Symoné: Shaming or Empowering?

November 7, 2014 1:35 pm3,078 comments
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In a recent interview with Oprah, Raven-Symoné caused a major controversy with her strong opinions against labeling. Now, a majority of people on Tumblr seem to feel as if it’s necessary for her to label herself as a gay/bisexual/pansexual/African American woman. What I want to know is: Why the hell does […]

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‘-Verts': Intro, Extro, and Ambi, What Exactly Are They?

1:24 am42 comments
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Do you prefer a one-on-one conversation or a group discussion? A fan of solitude, or more interested in being around people? Would you be described as “quiet” or “loud”?  Depending on how you answer these questions, you can categorize yourself as one of three things: introvert, extrovert, or ambivert. These […]

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“F-bombs for Feminism”: Successful or Not

October 30, 2014 1:19 pm17 comments

Recently FCKH8 released a video “F-bombs for Feminism” which shows young, cute girls talking about feminism and why it is necessary; all while constantly swearing. You may be thinking, “That sounds awesome!” I agree with you, but not everyone feels that way. Derrick Clifton wrote an article for Mic saying, […]

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Plus-Size Models Rock the Runway

October 21, 2014 7:00 pm40 comments
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Imagine you’re a little girl, and you have dreams of becoming a model in London Fashion Week. Your doctor says you’re a little “big for your age,” but you’re not quite sure what that means. Now, imagine you see images of beautiful women at Fashion Week: all lean legs and […]

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Why Scots Are Better Off Without Independence (For Now)

October 20, 2014 7:00 pm2,661 comments
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About 55% of the Scottish people who voted in the Sept. 18 referendum for Scottish independence voted against it. However, in the United States, images of “Vote Yes” signs and pro-independence rallies dominated the news media leading up to the vote. My American classmates all seemed to really buy into […]

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