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Stop Conforming Into Mindless Clones

Posted on 31 October 2016 by

There’s a famous quote by George Bernard Shaw that reads, “Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.” With that quote in mind consider the following Twitter post. “Did you know Halloween 2016 is the first time in 666 years that Halloween falls on Friday the Thirteenth?” It’s terrifying to think that some […] Continue Reading…

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Kaepernick Show Some RESPECT

Posted on 29 October 2016 by

I am a young African American man, and I am one of the few minorities who believe Kaepernick’s protest is executed poorly. Kaepernick has refused to stand during the national anthem since the preseason of the NFL season. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that […] Continue Reading…

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Ahead of the Curve

Posted on 02 May 2016 by

Curvy girls have a lot more to smile about as they step into clothing stores these days. More retailers in the past decade have finally made stylish garments available for women over size 12. Shopping in these stores was not (and still isn’t, in many cases) always a rewarding experience. Often, plus-sized women in this […] Continue Reading…

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Trump’s War on the Media Threatens First Amendment

Posted on 01 April 2016 by

When it comes to calling out the media, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump does not seem to shy away. At a February rally in Texas Trump said “One of the things I’m going to do if I win is I’m going to open up our libel laws so when newspapers write purposely negative and harmful and […] Continue Reading…

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The Millennials

Posted on 08 February 2016 by

Starting out your career as a young adult in a world controlled by ritualistic and mundane baby boomers can seem kind of boring, especially if you’re a risk taking, passionate and narcissistic millennial who’s always broke. Millennials are everywhere, taking the American corporate job market by storm and, chances are, baby boomers and Gen Xers […] Continue Reading…

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Stop Believing and Start Seeing

Posted on 18 December 2015 by

I have never been a very religious person. Growing up I probably thought about God and the afterlife just about as much as anyone else really. I see how much it plays a role in the world we live today; whether it be in the United States, the Middle East or anywhere else in the […] Continue Reading…

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“Boys Will Be Boys” Just Doesn’t Cut It

Posted on 01 December 2015 by

The late afternoon sun was smiling down on me and one of my girl friends as we walked side by side down a stretch of kitschy cafes and storefronts with colorful awnings. The mild August day we spent exploring New Haven’s lush green university district was coming to an end. Then, suddenly, on the sidewalk, […] Continue Reading…

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Social Media Activists Won’t Change Anything: But We Can and We Will

Posted on 24 November 2015 by

Many people complain that social media is plaguing our society. It is blamed for having created a generation that lacks face-to-face social skills. What these naysayers fail to realize is that social media is a powerful tool. It has helped create and bring attention to multiple political and social movements. Social media has actually changed […] Continue Reading…

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E-Sports Are Sports…..Get Over It

Posted on 09 November 2015 by

Do you need mental focus to perform well in a football game? What about the skill to play the game?  Well, you need these same skills to be good at video games. When you think of traditional sports, you think of football, basketball, and baseball.  Yet video games are just as competitive as sports, just […] Continue Reading…

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An Advisor’s Guidance

Posted on 06 November 2015 by

In 2013 when I first entered Housatonic with my best friend Kelsey, I was unexcited. Biting my nails at orientation, I looked around, hoping that everything went smoothly. Being unsure about the career choice I wanted did not sit well in my stomach. It was freshman year  and I could not decide what classes I […] Continue Reading…