BY FARAH ERZOUKI
I come from an Iraqi family; when I meet people, they are often surprised when I reveal my nationality in conversation. I’ve been told multiple times that I am “too pretty” or “too light” to be Iraqi.
BY ANNE SHAUGNESSY AND MICHAEL SCHMALE
What is philanthropy? For SFF supporters and board members, philanthropy takes many different forms.
BY LAURA MCANDREW AND CARLY MANES
Sexual health is measured by much more than using safer sex items. It includes other components of your physical wellness like sexual functioning, STI testing behaviors, and contraception use if appropriate. It includes how you demonstrate your values through the choices you make about sex and dating. It includes whether the conditions and qualities you want in your relationships are realized. It includes the possibility of pleasure (to the extent that you want), and freedom from coercion or violence. It includes your self-worth and your respect for others. Using condoms and dental dams is effective at preventing many STIs — but it is just the tip, so to speak.
BY RYAN DAU
Political capital is a scarce good, and it pains me to see my fellow Democrats wasting it on a bum policy like the minimum wage.
BY SUHA NAJJAR
I am Palestinian; I am from Huj, yet I am not allowed to visit Palestine. I am not allowed to leave the 136 square mile open-air prison densely populated by 1.7 million people.
BY JACOB KORNFELD
He led me to a line where I was told to remember my number, “three thirty-two.” I was the 332nd person arrested in front of the White House last Sunday in an act of peaceful civil disobedience to object to the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry tar sands oil from Alberta down to the Gulf Coast.
Letters to the editor
Letters are usually less than 300 words and are edited for length, grammar, style, accuracy and clarity before publication. Letters from University students, faculty, staff and administrators will be given priority over others.
The Daily is always looking for students interested in writing, journalism, photography, multimedia, business or Web development to join its staff. Everyone is welcome.