Safety on Halloween

Featured Image: Alex Simpson One of the holidays most looked forward to in American culture, Halloween is observed and celebrated by many. However, are the practices of Halloween warranted, or are people simply submitting to celebrating in fear of being left out?  Halloween originates from ancient Irish Pagan practices. Simply put, the Pagans believed that…

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Bride or Die

Featured Illustration: Hanifa Abdul Hameed A wedding is supposedly the happiest event in a household, and in Indian households, we like to go all-out. When I was a little girl, I was fascinated with the idea of being a bride — beautiful, elegant, the center of attention, the most important person in the room. All…

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I Want to Hear it From the Workers: My Hope for Pandemic Literature

Featured Image: United Nations COVID-19 Response I read Zadie Smith’s Intimations near the end of my quarantine, just before I was called back to work. The book is a collection of short essays written during the early months of lockdown that reflect on the current COVID-19 pandemic. Intimations is the first book marketed as a…

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Part XXVIII: Use of Languages in the Republic

Featured Illustration: Lyn Risling *Note: This work was inspired by the history of language imperialism and the constitutions of countries including, but not limited to, India, Bangladesh, and South Africa. Emulating the style of several real constitutions, Levinthia’s constitution devotes long passages to explaining the importance of developing indigenous languages, despite maintaining the use of…

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Society’s Woman

Featured Illustration: Shehzil Malik In the 21st century, you’d expect that we would have advanced further than adding three cameras to the latest iPhone. Sadly, while technology is advancing, the mindset of society continues to deteriorate. Since the beginning of time, sexism or gender discrimination have been taboo topics that have globally affected our society.…

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Nigeria: From #EndSARS to #EndSWAT

Featured Illustration: NIYIOKEOWO A video surfaced online on October 3rd, 2020 showing officers from Nigeria’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) police unit dragging two men out of a hotel and shooting one of them. It has since sparked nationwide outrage and protests. The #EndSARS hashtag, first created in 2017, has been used and trending on social…

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Arlo Parks: Voice of a Generation

Featured Image: Clash Magazine Arlo Parks has a notably gentle voice. In a striking way, it is pretty, soft, and rather captivating. With two EPs in her discography and several singles, the London-based singer has recently seen her popularity grow with some great musical achievements. In August, she performed her most recent single ‘Hurt’, which…

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