Upon doing my research on the Scholar Strike, I wished that I didn't have to find out about it from random posts on the internet. I wished that Fordham would have released a statement, considering it's very relevant to them since they are an academic institution. It seems like Fordham took the "if we ignore it, maybe it'll go away" approach to Scholar Strike, which is not the correct way to respond to racial injustice, and students shouldn't have to tell them that. My favorite of the Scholar Strike materials I found online was an article reposted on Twitter from The Daily Pennsylvanian. What made me initially click on the article was the cover image, which is a sign that reads "It's not white vs. black. It's everyone vs. racists." This resonated with me because of something that I brought up in one of our previous classes about my family. My parents have the twisted view that racial injustice is not an issue. I have tried to explain it to them, but they are set on the argument: "I didn't do anything wrong. The racial segregation and injustice that happened in the past isn't my fault." This is incredibly frustrating to hear because they are missing the point and making it about themselves. Scholar Strike was helpful for me in learning about how to combat comments like this without just getting frustrated and walking away. I learned that it's my responsibility to educate myself and the people around me. When I think of my collective identity, I think of being a member of the younger generation at a liberal arts college. My family tries to tell me that I'm being brainwashed by this education and environment, but I don't agree. I'm a proud advocate for equal rights, and I think that my generation has a lot of power -- we just have to use it in the right way. As a community, my friends and I attend events like marches for LGBTQ+ pride, women's rights, and Black Lives Matter. Whenever I go to these events, my parents beg me not to take or post any pictures. This is problematic because fighting for justice isn't something that should be done in secret. I'm proud of my community, and we will be loud. That is what makes us so impactful.
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Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we are becoming.
If there's one thing I'm absolutely terrible at, it's giving myself grace. I'm easily my own worst critic in almost everything that I do. I'm a raging perfectionist, and I have unrealistic expectations for myself at times. I can remember simple errors I made years ago, and I still hold on to them. The biggest thing I'm trying to work on is giving myself grace. I've realized that when I don't give myself grace, I miss out on being human. Even more so, I've realized that in order to give grace to others, I need to learn how to give grace to myself, too. So often, we let perfection dominate our lives without even realizing it. I've decided to change that in my own life, and I hope you'll consider doing that, too. Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we're becoming. As you read through these five affirmations and ways to give yourself grace, I hope you'll take them in. Read them. Write them down. Think about them. Most of all, I hope you'll use them to encourage yourself and realize that you are never alone and you always have the power to change your story.
Noah Centineo and Lana Condor are back with the third and final installment of the "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" series
Were all teenagers and twenty-somethings bingeing the latest "To All The Boys: Always and Forever" last night with all of their friends on their basement TV? Nope? Just me? Oh, how I doubt that.
I have been excited for this movie ever since I saw the NYC skyline in the trailer that was released earlier this year. I'm a sucker for any movie or TV show that takes place in the Big Apple.
I hope that you don't let your current chapter stop you from pursuing the rest of your story.
Every single one of us has a story.
I don't say that to be cliché. I don't say that to give you a false sense of encouragement. I say that to be honest. I say that to be real.
Women's self-commodification, applied through oppression and permission, is an elusive yet sexist characteristic of a laissez-faire society, where women solely exist to be consumed. (P.S. justice for Megan Fox)
Within various theories of social science and visual media, academics present the male gaze as a nebulous idea during their headache-inducing meta-discussions. However, the internalized male gaze is a reality, which is present to most people who identify as women. As we mature, we experience realizations of the perpetual male gaze.
Why should you be open-minded when it is so easy to be close-minded?
Open-mindedness. It is something we all need a reminder of some days. Whether it's in regards to politics, religion, everyday life, or rarities in life, it is crucial to be open-minded. I want to encourage everyone to look at something with an unbiased and unfazed point of view. I oftentimes struggle with this myself.
If they love you, they're not going to care if you didn't get them some expensive diamond necklace or Rolex watch; they just want you.
Let me preface this by saying I am not a bad girlfriend.
I am simply a forgetful one.
Here are several ways to easily pass an online course.
With spring semester starting, many college students are looking to take courses for the semester. With the pandemic still ongoing, many students are likely looking for the option to take online courses.
Online courses at one time may have seemed like a last minute option for many students, but with the pandemic, they have become more necessary. Online courses can be very different from taking an on-campus course. You may be wondering what the best way to successfully complete an online course is. So, here are 10 helpful tips for any student who is planning on taking online courses this semester!
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1. Brittany Morgan, National Writer's Society
2. Radhi, SUNY Stony Brook
3. Kristen Haddox, Penn State University
4. Jennifer Kustanovich, SUNY Stony Brook
5. Clare Regelbrugge, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign