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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 […]

Social Media Star Calls Social Media a “Hoax”

On October 27, Essena O’Neill, an Australian teenager with more than half a million followers on Instagram, made headlines when she deleted more than 2,000 of her account pictures “that served no real purpose other than self-promotion.” Along with deleting these photos, she also dramatically edited the captions to the remaining 96 posts in a […]

Becoming a Gender Bender: Unisex Fashion Trends to Break Barriers

Bound beneath the barriers of a blue world, I envied my sister’s ability to depart from planet pink, a distant and mysterious microcosm. As a tomboy, my sister possessed a much greater capacity to dabble in the opposing gender by virtue of an exclusive spacecraft. Authorizing explorational access, the USS Tomboy bridged the gap between […]

Media Studies Professor Without Technology

Read Schuchardt: Communication professor at Wheaton College, father to nine children and decidedly technology-free at home. Surviving without what the majority of Americans consider to be essential entertainment, Schuchardt does not have a cell phone or a TV, using only a laptop for work at the college where he teaches. None of his children living […]

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 […]