Urgent Call to Action: Feeding Yemen

Featured Artwork: Niki Singleton A Nation. A nation compounded with poverty and thrown off the edge with a civil war.  A nation once skyrocketing with rich architecture now littered with bombs and destruction in all its form. A nation screaming for help yet silenced by the very lack of awareness to their suffering.  A nation…

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Yemen: Why The World Needs To Wake Up

Yemen, the country once known as the land of the happy and fortunate is far from its pre-existing glory.  The Yemeni Civil War is an ongoing war that began back in 2015, between the Yemeni government and the Houthi-led rebels, a coalition backed by the UAE and Saudi Arabia along with the U.S. The war…

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How Colonialism Lives On

Featured Artwork: Hildibrand Colonial hangover is an extensively discussed subject in the subcontinent, with many of its educated elite openly denouncing it, and many calls for a replenished identity. There are overt manifestations of the British legacy — in clothing, the burden of a necessary “English-medium”, the fan-mangled accents, the “settler abroad” aspiration. All of…

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Why Colonialism-Themed Literature Should Be Reinforced into Education Systems

Featured Artwork: Thomas Blackshear Spoilers ahead for  The Secret River by Kate Grenville . . . For my IGCSE English Literature syllabus, I was required to read a novel centered around the theme of colonialism entitled The Secret River, written by Kate Grenville. Before, I had known very little about colonisation’s true implications; I had…

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Racism is the Tree and Colonialism are the Roots

Featured Artwork: Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga Colonialism, as summarised so easily by Google in one sentence, would be: The policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers and exploiting it economically. As I see it, this definition seems like a poisoned apple. It’s incredibly simplified and it…

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Are The Filipino People Truly Free?

Featured Artwork: Thea Torres On June 12th, the Philippines celebrates its 122nd year of independence: a feat we achieved thanks to our forefathers who wielded their pens and swords and revolted against our colonizers. But given the recent turn of events, our country seems to be doing them a great disservice by allowing a tyrant…

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Justice in June: Open-Source Lessons on Becoming an Active Ally

created by Bryanna Wallace & Autumn Gupta   Choose how much time you have each day to become more informed as step one to becoming an active ally to the black community. On this document are links to the learning resources and a schedule of what to do each day. Click on the following to…

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Why the University of California’s Decision to Uproot the Testing Requirement Matters

Featured Artwork: LA Johnson The COVID-19 pandemic has presented ongoing challenges to universities and students alike for academic semesters to come. Among the numerous changes universities have undertaken in the name of pandemic relief, one of the most notable has been the revolutionary decision made by the University of California Board of Regents to suspend…

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The Era of Corona: A Conversation with High-School Juniors

Featured Artwork: Ryan Johnson Note: I wrote this as a feature story for my Anthropology class as a final project. All those who responded to the survey have been left anonymous. . . . “I remember telling my mom: ‘This life is like right out of a dystopian book.’” On March 12, 2020, Montgomery County…

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