• On “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
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    With December comes an onslaught of Christmas music. To the exception of intentionally political Christmas songs—like Billy Joel’s “Christmas in Fallujah” or John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas (War is Over)”—holiday music tends to be uncontroversial. Because most Christmas songs explore agreeable topics (wintery weather, romance, and Santa, to name a few), they have largely avoided conflict. […]

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  • The Hidden Message Behind the Firing of Marc Lamont Hill
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    Last Thursday, CNN political commentator Marc Lamont Hill was fired from CNN following his remarks on Israel and Palestine at the United Nations. Hill called for countries to boycott and divest from Israel in the Wednesday speech given for the U.N.’s International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. He said: “We have an opportunity […]

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  • Giving Back
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    With Thanksgiving coming up, Black Friday right after, and big gift-giving holidays such as Hanukkah and Christmas looming right around the corner, the holiday season has officially begun. Every year, in what’s probably one of the biggest contradictions in modern American culture, millions of people across the country gather together to celebrate everything they’re already […]

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  • What Were You Wearing?
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    Sexual assault victims are often pushed aside, questioned,  and degraded. One of the most common questions asked of survivors is “Well, what were you wearing?”. This disrespects and devalues the experience of the person. Also, it is inferiorizing, especially after a devastating assault. These judgements against survivors are now ingrained in American culture. Colleges across […]

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  • Trump Traumatizes the Transgender Community
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    Scrolling through websites, reading magazines and watching the news, Trump’s opinions and decisions are plastered everywhere. His past years in the media and his controversial views have been debated and protested. He is known for his political incorrectness in many situations as well as offensive tweets and statements. While in office, the Obama administration took […]

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  • Why Are Republicans So Hellbent on Preserving Kavanaugh?
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    Brett Kavanaugh is not fit for the Supreme Court. The mounting evidence that he likely did sexually assault three women on three different occasions should have been enough to disqualify him. But the 45-minute long, Trumpian tantrum he threw during his testimony on Thursday adds another important layer to Kavanaugh: he is an unabashed partisan […]

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  • What Cynthia Nixon’s Loss Means for the Blue Wave
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    “This is not the end. This is the beginning,” Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez promised in her victory speech in June. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, after defeating Cynthia Nixon on Thursday, disagreed. The progressive wave that Ocasio-Cortez predicted was “not even a ripple”, according to Cuomo. Cuomo isn’t entirely wrong. Nixon lost by nearly 30 […]

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  • The Rise of New Feminism
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    At the historical Women’s March in 2017, hundreds of people flocked to the streets to protest against the Trump administration and the acts of bigotry that were done under his name. And this year, the same kind of marches have taken place all over the U.S. and the world. From Los Angeles to Rome, hundreds […]

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