The Hidden Benefits of Joining a Cultural Organization

The Hidden Benefits of Joining a Cultural Organization

As an incoming college freshman, I was a little hesitant to join my school’s cultural organizations. What sort of activities do they even do? Why…

Op-Ed: A High Schooler’s Perspective on Racial Justice

Op-Ed: A High Schooler’s Perspective on Racial Justice

Stories upon stories about broken race relations continue to pop up in the news. In response, millions of activists and young people are asking for…

Op-Ed: Finding Culturally Safe Spaces on College Campuses

Op-Ed: Finding Culturally Safe Spaces on College Campuses

Author’s Note: This article and its title are inspired by Beverly Daniel Tatum’s Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? My story…

Nom Nom: Using Food to Express Love

Nom Nom: Using Food to Express Love

In America, we are familiar with the outright confessions of “I love you” and place heavy significance on those few words. Popular culture, movies, the…

10 Scholarships for Minority Students

10 Scholarships for Minority Students

Many students face difficulties with paying for college but students who are minorities tend to have greater difficulties in paying for college and finding resources…

Understanding Privilege, Chapter 2

Understanding Privilege, Chapter 2

A little while ago, we discussed what privilege exactly was, and how it affects various members of society. Today, we will talk about how privilege…

Op-Ed: Modern Family and the Stereotypes of College Applicants

Op-Ed: Modern Family and the Stereotypes of College Applicants

A few days ago, I caught up on a recent Modern Family episode. In the episode, Alex Dunphy, a high school junior, is all stressed out. It’s…

The 1.5th-2nd Generation Struggle: Growing Up with a Culture Gap Wide as the Atlantic

The 1.5th-2nd Generation Struggle: Growing Up with a Culture Gap Wide as the Atlantic

In 2011, Yale Law School professor Amy Chua’s autobiographical book, Battle Hymns of the Tiger Mother, made huge splashes, sparking controversy and creating debates all…

Op-Ed: Petite, Female, Minority; Stereotypes Exist and You Can’t Tell Me Otherwise

Op-Ed: Petite, Female, Minority; Stereotypes Exist and You Can’t Tell Me Otherwise

I hear the following lines several times in multiple variations: “Are you sure you can handle that?” “Oh, look at you being all on top…

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