Staff Picks

  • Anna Gooding-Call
    Published 2 months ago
    How The Climate Strike Has Already Changed The World

    How The Climate Strike Has Already Changed The World

    You've seen Greta Thunberg on the news, and you watched the coverage as millions of kids struck for the climate. But what did they accomplish by skipping school? Critics say that this was just a way to get out of class, but there's a long history of teens and young people changing the course of history. Here's how the climate strike changed the world in a single day.
  • Craig Braquet
    Published 2 months ago
    A Little Group of Letters

    A Little Group of Letters

    It’s been a few good years for the LGBTQ community. In June of 2015 the Supreme Court ruled on marriage equality, I think that will be the “defining moment” when they write the history books.
  • Zari Love
    Published 2 months ago
    5 Forgotten Art Pieces and Films That Shined a Light on Racial Discrimination

    5 Forgotten Art Pieces and Films That Shined a Light on Racial Discrimination

    During the summer, filmmaker Ava DuVernay was nominated for 16 Emmy awards for her groundbreaking Netflix series When They See Us.
  • Jose Soto
    Published 3 months ago
    El Paso: The Steps Toward Change

    El Paso: The Steps Toward Change

    My parent's house in El Paso, Texas, the house I grew up in, is a few blocks away from the border between the United States and Mexico. From the rooftop of that house, you can see Ciudad Juárez. In particular, you can see El Monumento a la Mexicanidad, a now iconic monument dedicated to Mexican nationals often referred to as "La X." From many rooftops of the houses closest to the border and many other rooftops in the vicinity, the borderlines are blurred, juxtaposed with one another, but also merging into one, separated merely by rock, water, and metal.
  • Georgi Kate
    Published 3 months ago
    Discussing the Importance of Respecting a Memorial (And How We Can Still Learn from the Yolocaust Project)
  • Steve Llano
    Published 3 months ago
    Missing The Debates? Don't Feel Bad

    Missing The Debates? Don't Feel Bad

    It feels pretty bad to be interested in politics but not want to sit through these three-hour candidate debates that keep cropping up. Featuring ten candidates—three or four you actually have heard of—these events purport to be an honest examination of the issues facing the United States in the 2020 Presidential election.
  • Mark Wesley Pritchard
    Published 5 months ago
    4 Years of Marriage Equality

    4 Years of Marriage Equality

    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that marriage equality was the law of the land in all 50 states, almost 46 years to the day that the uprising of the Stonewall Inn occurred in New York. The United States was the 21st country to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. It was a victory for gay rights activists, same-sex couples, and the LGBT community. Two days ago, I wrote an article about why Pride Month matters and is important. In case you missed it, you can click the link below:
  • Emily Adams
    Published 6 months ago
    Grade School Teacher Drops Everything for a Cause

    Grade School Teacher Drops Everything for a Cause

    In late 2018, after becoming aware of how animals are produced by the food industry, Teresa Gangnier, a grade school teacher living in Toronto, Ontario, was determined to make drastic changes in her life.
  • Katrina BG
    Published 6 months ago
    Makeup's Dark Secret: Child Mica Mines

    Makeup's Dark Secret: Child Mica Mines

    Mica is a shiny silicate mineral with a layered structure, found as minute scales in granite and other rocks, or as crystals. It's an unassuming mineral essential to modern life. It's been used in everyday products like insulation, paint, and even toothpaste.