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    Scarlett Johansson, and the old issue of white-washing

Scarlett Johansson, and the old issue of white-washing

Box office juggernaut and longtime Avenger Scarlett Johansson recently came under fire for her comments about portraying any person, tree and even animal. Despite previous backlash, and clarifying her statements, Johansson fails to understand that diversity and inclusion is not all about her. Johansson has been criticized for the roles

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    College gives students experience in anxiety

College gives students experience in anxiety

One of the most stressful things to think about as someone who has spent thousands of dollars on a degree is if it’s going to help them in the future. Will I get a job that I love and relevant to my degree? Will I make enough money to live

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    Change doesn’t happen by sitting at home retweeting social issues

Change doesn’t happen by sitting at home retweeting social issues

Social activism is a hot topic today. An activist is anyone working toward a goal of bringing about social change. Social changes are changes in human interaction and relationships that transform cultural and social institutions. Theo Spanos Dunfey, an executive director of the Global Citizens Circle at Southern New Hampshire

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    Corporations don’t belong at Pride

Corporations don’t belong at Pride

When the clock strikes midnight on June 1st every year, I wait and watch on Twitter as every brand, every company dons the signature rainbow of Pride month. I watch this and feel conflicted. On one hand we are living in a decade with the highest levels of acceptance pretty

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    Colorism and racism in the Latinx community is prevalent

Colorism and racism in the Latinx community is prevalent

Racism and colorism in the Latinx community is just as prevalent as it is in white communities. It’s not always overt but it’s there. It’s there when your Tía praises how light-complected you are. It’s definitely there when you know your parents wouldn’t like it if you dated a Black

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    Nerd Culture is dissipating as superhero movies remain mainstream

Nerd Culture is dissipating as superhero movies remain mainstream

As a viewing audience, we’ve been bombarded with superhero movie after superhero movie. Twenty years ago, those who cried in their seats at the end of “Avengers: Endgame,” like I did would have been labeled as nerds and shunned from mainstream culture.  So in the days before superhero movies and

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    ‘The Little Mermaid’ casting shouldn’t be controversial

‘The Little Mermaid’ casting shouldn’t be controversial

We are living in the era of Disney wanting to pump out live action versions of all our favorite movies we enjoyed as children to incite nostalgia in us and keep the stories alive for the younger generations.  We have stumbled upon an issue that is triggering a very shrill

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    FAFSA refund checks shouldn’t prompt impulsive spending

FAFSA refund checks shouldn’t prompt impulsive spending

With the fall semester rapidly approaching, I am looking forward to financial aid refund checks so I can be well prepared for classes, have my school supplies, clothes, shoes and all the necessities. Returning to college after several years of sitting out gives me some financial insight that I didn’t

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    Requiring students to attend and pay for orientation is counterintuitive

Requiring students to attend and pay for orientation is counterintuitive

For many students starting college, orientation is the first step into the doorway of a secondary education. There’s so much to take in, understand and discover about college when you take those first steps through your new campus. But for those who have already been through their first, second or

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    A reminder that transgender people are human too

A reminder that transgender people are human too

The lives of at least two black transgender women have been taken away this month in Dallas. Eight trans women have been killed in total this year, all of them being women of color. Despite having more visibility than ever before, the lives of people in the trans community are

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