BY LEV FACHER
Too often, polarizing phrases like “pro-Israel” interfere with people’s ability to express their true feelings. The tone within the Jewish community seems to be that publicly taking issue with the unethical and unjustifiable actions that Israel commits on a regular basis makes one “anti-Israel,” the only logical alternative to “pro.”
BY LAYAN CHARARA
Color is not binary. Identities are fluid. People come in many shades, and it’s important to understand that they are all difficult to navigate. It’s not a matter of white versus non-white. It’s a matter of giving people the space they require to negotiate their feelings and experiences.
BY ZANIB SAREINI
They say laughter is the best medicine. I’m the girl laughing three days in a row at the same old joke. Laughter is my medicine. It cures all. It cures my bad days. It cures my discomfort. A day without laughter is a day without coffee and I need my coffee. I need my laughter.
BY TAYLOR CROOKSTON
As an institution, the University constantly calls for total inclusivity, diversity and tolerance. Unfortunately, it fails to ensure such principles in a number of contexts. One glaring example of this can be seen within the conversation around abortion.
BY TRINITY LIN
However, I remind myself that no home is perfect. If I want to belong somewhere I must learn to highlight the beautiful things, the safe spaces and inspiring places. If not enough exist, it is my job as a student to help create them.
BY SUMANA PALLE
This is not a profound article about oppressive systems or a brave narrative of a journey to self-love; this is a love letter, with all its humble simplicity, plainness, and rambling, to myself, and through myself, to you. This is just a love letter, nothing more, but certainly nothing less.
BY CIARRA ROSS
Because Black American women are leading in several U.S. health disparities - with the highest national rates of infant mortality, obesity, fatal breast cancer, diabetes and preterm births - it is crucial to evaluate how Black women’s intersectional social identities impact their health outcomes.
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