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free speech

January 27, 2015

The #JeSuisCharlie Backlash: France’s Illusory Atonement

George Joseph

“It is a war against terrorism, against jihadism, against radical Islam, against everything that is aimed at breaking fraternity, freedom, solidarity,” – French Prime Minister Manuel Valls What does it mean to say #JeSuisCharlie? On the 9th of January, the...

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queer

health

January 22, 2015

Useful Martyrs and Invisible Deaths: On Leelah Alcorn and the Erasure of Trans Women of Color

Asam Ahmad

On June 3, 2014, the lifeless body of Kandy Hall, a 40-year-old Black trans woman, was found slumped in a field near a school and playground in Baltimore, MD. Exactly ten days later, the body of 28-year-old Zoraida ‘Ale” Reyes,...

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Modern Day Civil Rights Architects Take to Social Media

Priscilla Ward

We cannot forget about Ferguson, Missouri. Despite the mainstream media’s coverage shift, the dialogue is still happening. Young people are continuing to respond in the killing of Michael Brown. Our lenses are being recalibrated as those under 25 claim their...

labor

gender

race

organizing

September 30, 2014

What Lena Dunham Taught Us about Unpaid Labor—and What We Taught Ourselves

Anwar Batte and Isabelle Nastasia

Yesterday, Lena Dunham—whose character on the HBO show Girls is one of the most recognizable millennial narratives in pop culture—was called out by Gawker for “hiring” unpaid opening acts on her book tour. Only a few hours later, under pressure...

What happens when artists fight sexual assault on campus

Elizabeth Sedran and Samantha Cooney

At 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, a group of students helped Emma Sulkowicz, CC ‘15, carry a mattress from the East Campus courtyard to her class in Schermerhorn Hall. The collective carry event was in support of Sulkowicz’s visual arts senior...

higher education

organizing

August 01, 2014

Reflections From Behind the Brick Wall

Bakri R

“SCHOLARSHIP IS ART AND WE ARE ARTISTS. THIS IS IN ALL CAPS TO BE HEARD OVER THE NUMBING SILENCE AND CACOPHONIUS BLABBER OF THE ACADEMY. ARTISTS AND CREATORS AND LIFE-GIVERS ARE NOT APPRECIATED HERE. THERE IS NO BODILY INTEGRITY. NO...

To My Comrades Still Navigating Higher Education

Alex Ngo

I am a recent college graduate inspired to write this as a thank you to my comrades for the times they picked up one of my fallen stars, embraced me, withered and weak, and lifted me back up. As I...

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