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…

5 Great TV Shows with Diverse Representation

5 Great TV Shows with Diverse Representation

As I’m sure you already know, media has a great influence on our perception of the world, and television is certainly not exempt from this….

The Single Story of Michael Brown: The Global Narratives of Racialized America

The Single Story of Michael Brown: The Global Narratives of Racialized America

I am not here today to make a political analysis of the grand jury that refused to indict Darren Wilson. I am not here to…

Op-Ed: It Is (And It Isn’t) About Ferguson

Op-Ed: It Is (And It Isn’t) About Ferguson

In my social circles (mostly white and millennial), perhaps the most common reaction to the grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson…

3 Important Things You Need to Know About Diversity In College

3 Important Things You Need to Know About Diversity In College

Going to college, like many other life transitions, comes with vast and various changes. You’re no longer around the same 50-500 people in your graduating…

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…

Op-Ed: I’m Not White (and Other Realities)

Op-Ed: I’m Not White (and Other Realities)

I’m not white. And sometimes it’s easier to live in ignorance of the idea. It started off simple. My professor handed me someone else’s paper….

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…

Challenging the “Graduate On Time” Myth: The Importance of Taking Time Out

Challenging the “Graduate On Time” Myth: The Importance of Taking Time Out

“You should know though, that there seems to not only be a university-wide push, but a national push, to get students to graduate in four…

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