What we learned from last Saturday’s rallies

September 18, 2017

Maybe the biggest lesson we learned from, what might have been, the world’s most uneventful pro-Confederate rally is no matter how civil dialogue is during a protest, concrete progress can’t be made when no one Read More

Blue Isn’t a Race

August 28, 2017

The NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association released a video on Aug. 20 titled “Blue Racism.” The video, complete with a blue tint, argues “a strange form of racism” is occurring in America that discriminates against police Read More

Social Media Activism Isn’t Activism

August 26, 2017

In June 2015, Dylann Roof shot nine people to death in a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina. In June 2016, gunman Omar Mateen entered Pulse Nightclub, a gay bar in Orlando, Florida, leaving Read More

I now pronounce you, Church and State

February 6, 2017

As I watched 11-year-old Florecita attempt to adhere a diaper to her screaming, flailing 2-year-old daughter on the dirt-laden floor of a Peruvian shelter, a faint chorus of guilt-ridden apologies rang in my ears like Read More

Putting Trump’s executive order in perspective

February 6, 2017

In light of recent political events and VCU’s diverse student body, my attention has been largely focused on the Trump administration’s executive order banning refugees and immigrants from various Middle Eastern and North African countries. Read More

An Ode to Self Care

December 5, 2016

Is it ever acceptable for your “closest friends” to still talk to your ex-partner if they were friends with him beforehand? Sure. It sucks a little, and your friends should be sensitive to your feelings. Read More

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