Queer, Here, and in Fear: The Ugly Side of Jewish Bigotry (Part I)

“Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.” – Mahatma Gandhi Orthodox Judaism has never been accepting of non-normative sexuality and gender identities. In the majority of the orthodox world, the expectation is for cisgender* men to marry cisgender women, preferably at a young age, for them to have babies together, and for the cisgender-heterosexual […]

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Why Harambe Will Never Die (And Other Things Millennials Used this Summer to Distract Themselves)

Ever look at a daunting list of things you had to do, get overwhelmed, and just binge watch Netflix instead? Yeah, we’ve all been there. And in a way, our generation is “there” in a larger sense, too. We’ve been handed a long list of issues to resolve from our predecessors, Gen X. And it’s […]

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The Baltimore Riots: Does Violence Have a Place in Activism?

“When individuals get crowbars and start prying open doors to loot, they’re not protesting. They’re not making a statement. They’re stealing. When they burn down a building, they’re committing arson. And they’re destroying and undermining businesses and opportunities in their own communities. That robs jobs and opportunity from people in that area.”   – President Obama […]

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Open the Box: The Flaw in Segregated Activism

Our generation is facing an epidemic, a cultural epidemic…something that I’ve termed “competitive oppression.” In my opinion, this is a direct result of the Tumblr culture (for those who don’t know, Tumblr is a social media site/phone app that allows users to create and repost various images and phrases). Tumblr, inevitably, has become quite political since its […]

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Not Just That Annoying Email Reminder: How Course Evaluations Benefit Us

“This syllabus makes no sense.” “Sorry, I can’t hang out tonight. Professor ____ loaded us up with way too much homework again.” “The material in my biology class is ridiculously unclear.”  “I can’t even hear anything that Professor _____ says! He speaks so quietly!”  “I wish somebody had warned me about this professor…”  It must be […]

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Bullying Kills: Blake Brockington’s Tragic Death

Exactly two weeks ago, my Facebook newsfeed was flooded with articles about Blake Brockington’s suicide. Although I am somewhat familiar with trans-activism (activism on behalf of transgender and transsexual individuals), I had actually never heard of Brockington before he allegedly took his life two Mondays ago.   Brockington was an eighteen year-old who was knee-deep […]

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