Candid Conversation: Two Millennials’ Understanding of Wicca

By Esther Kao and Gabrielle DeMeritt From crystals to incense, the influence of  Wiccanism pervades popular culture. Wicca, also known as the Pagan Witchcraft, is a new religious movement focused on polytheism, nature, and magic. Like other pagan religions, Wiccans worship various deities. Although, most of their’s are goddesses such as Artemis, Selene, and Phoibe/Phoebe. […]

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Does Safe Space Hinder Higher Learning?

Trigger warnings, safe spaces, and political correctness are among the three most controversial topics surrounding higher education. This January, Northwestern University’s president Morton Schapiro wrote an article in which he defended safe spaces on their campus. He explains, “experts tell me that students don’t fully embrace uncomfortable learning unless they are themselves comfortable. Safe spaces […]

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Pui Tak: Chinatown, Immigration, and Wendy Yong

Pui Tak is nestled in the old part of Chicago’s Chinatown. Inside the distinctively Chinese architecture children and adult voices intermingle in various dialects. Since 1915, this organization has served new Chinese and other Mandarin-speaking immigrants here in America. The transition for them is often difficult. On Saturday mornings, Pui Tak offers one-on-one tutoring classes […]

When God Had Depression

“My belief in God…has kept me from harming myself. When I really didn’t want to be conscious, didn’t want to be aware, was in so much pain that I didn’t want to be awake or aware, I’ve thought to myself, ‘If you injure yourself you’re injuring the body of Christ, and Christ has been injured […]

Why Millennial Christians Lean Left

“The denunciation of injustice implies the rejection of the use of Christianity to legitimize the established order”–Gustavo Gutierrez I am a progressive Christian. I passionately support social activism as a left-leaning individual. And yet, the Christian Left continues to be an area of personal struggle. The Christian Left or progressive Christians are people politically dissatisfied […]