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…

How to Write College Essays About Discrimination as a Person of Privilege

How to Write College Essays About Discrimination as a Person of Privilege

If you’re applying for specific scholarships, once you get past the first round of college essays — the common app, perhaps a school-specific supplement or…

5 Red Flags to Look Out for When Researching Colleges

5 Red Flags to Look Out for When Researching Colleges

When looking at colleges, many students take programs, scholarships, and extracurricular activities into consideration. What I discovered my senior year of high school was that…

What Social Justice Means for High School and College Students

What Social Justice Means for High School and College Students

I was fourteen when I first started using Tumblr, more than three years ago. In case you don’t know, Tumblr is a blogging platform that has…

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: Ferguson, Finals, and Fatigue

Op-Ed: Ferguson, Finals, and Fatigue

Over 100 days ago, Officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown, Jr. Now, Prosecutor Robert McCulloch has announced the verdict of the grand jury tasked with…

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…

How to Deal with Microaggressions

How to Deal with Microaggressions

I went to a pretty progressive high school. The students—the ones I knew, at least—were respectful and socially conscious, bullying was taken seriously, and I…

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: The Isla Vista Shooting and the Dangers of White Privilege

Op-Ed: The Isla Vista Shooting and the Dangers of White Privilege

Note: I will not be mentioning the name of the perpetrator of the Isla Vista shootings. He’s a household name already, and I don’t want…

Op-Ed: Diversity in an Non-Diverse School

Op-Ed: Diversity in an Non-Diverse School

I can easily say that I live in a pretty homogeneous part of America. It is the typical suburban community with nice houses that have…

The Stack 7/29-8/4: College News Roundup

The Stack 7/29-8/4: College News Roundup

As usual, here we are at the end of the week to give you a super snazzy rundown of all things college news. Also, welcome…

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