Lost In Translation: When English Isn’t Your Mother Tongue

Photo From: https://static.pexels.com/photos/203237/pexels-photo-203237.jpeg   “I feel like, I’m like a six year old coming to a place where all the adults live.”   By McKenzie Gallagher and Danielle Ely A college education is a privilege that many students often feel lucky to ‘survive’. Can anyone say finals week? Higher education is tough. Chances are, if […]

The Post-Soviet Aesthetic: Fascination or Appropriation?

The similarities between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are obvious, both in policy and personhood. They both are now world leaders and their influence, however sour it may taste, inevitably ripples throughout Russia and the U.S. Both are dissatisfactory to much of the youth culture in both nations as the leaders are particularly and purposefully […]

Can White Girls Wear Dreadlocks?

Marc Jacobs’ bold choice to don his models with colorful dreadlocks during the September New York Fashion Week show has caused quite the uproar, both in the fashion community and in the social justice community. Many are claiming that his use of the traditionally African hairstyle is cultural appropriation and he should be reprimanded for […]

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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 […]

Black Buying Power Nears $1.2 Trillion

Blacks throughout America’s history have been disadvantaged in all aspects of life, yet in America today, African Americans are actually rising as the greatest influence in the nation’s economy. Alongside the present Black Lives Matter movement, it is fundamental to also acknowledge the increasing important matter of black money in America. Unbeknownst to most, black […]

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 […]