A Year of Isolation Makes Way For Anxious Girl Summer

Featured Image: Podessto/Shutterstock Nobody’s happier than I am that this summer will mark our gradual return to pre-pandemic life. I ought to tell you this before I go on to tell you that my infinite gratitude and excitement is peppered (heavily) with nerves. Because the world going back to normal means I have three months…

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Public Support Dichotomy: You Can’t Stand With Palestine While Silent on West PH Sea Dispute

Featured Image: The Seattle Globalist Recently, Filipinos backed the Palestinian community after the hashtag #FreePalestine was widely shared online, sprouting various protests exposing the condition of Palestinian dissidents fighting for freedom. The movement spread fast in various states — drawing support across countries, including the Philippines. Nevertheless, contrary to Filipinos’ loud protests to support the…

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Muslims Mobilize to Boycott Israeli Dates During Ramadan

Featured Illustration: Soufeina Tuffix We are nearing the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Our religious holiday as Muslims is trademarked by dates; the sweet, fleshy fruit that we break our fasts with every evening. With that consumption comes a dirty little secret — many of us are (unknowingly) eating dates that support human…

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The Balanced Dualism of Portraying a Feminist Utopia: The Bold Type

Featured Image: The Bold Type, Freeform If you’ve scrolled through Netflix in search of a better alternative to Emily in Paris, chances are that your eye has caught Freeform’s critically acclaimed series The Bold Type. Premiered in 2017, the show’s four seasons have finally landed on Netflix and Hulu and have been trending ever since. As a…

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Where Is Home When You Are an Ahmadi Muslim? An Analysis on the Persecution Against the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

Featured Image: The Guardian The Ahmadiyya Muslim community is a sect within Islam. The community in various countries is targeted, persecuted, and declared non-Muslim. Countries such as Pakistan, Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh, and many more have a history of mistreatment towards Ahmadi Muslims. The persecution of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community is a clear…

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The Best Teachers Don’t Do What They’re Told, They Do What’s Necessary

Featured Illustration: Jayesh Sivan There is no doubt that Robin Williams as Mr. Keating in the movie Dead Poets Society taught aspiring teachers a lot about being daring and effective. One can find numerous articles written on how the movie has inspired so many people to aspire to be teachers and revolutionaries. The way Mr.…

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1 Pulitzer, A Hundred Dead

Featured Image: Tyler Franta It was the last week of the semestral break when the first breakdown (supposedly) for the next term transpired. I sat on the edge of my bed with my laptop in my lap — crying over my early preparation for my undergraduate thesis for journalism. I stared at my laptop’s wallpaper…

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Meghan Markle Doesn’t Need To Be a Saint – She’s a Real Person

Featured Image: Max Mumby/Indigo The beginning of March’s press cycle focused on the bullying allegations against Meghan Markle from previous royal aides. Prior to this, press concerning the Duchess of Sussex had continuously vilified and sought out to stain her character at convenient times. Notably, it has mainly been tabloid and right-wing media representations of…

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The Devil’s Not Paying You Enough To Be His Advocate

Featured Illustration: Stephan Schmitz You’ve seen the Twitter headers, the punchy slogan at the end of Instagram Infographics™. Human Rights Aren’t Debatable. And the immediate response is obviously a well no shit, who thinks they are? But the definition of debating human rights isn’t always a politician met with controversy after endorsing airstrikes, or a…

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