America, Home of the Brave

The United States has three poignant images that pertain to its reputation: food, liberty, and now, guns. In the Bill of Rights, there are 10 amendments that Americans cherish more than the 10 commandments; should their Christianity intervene. Among those amendments, is the second one: The Right to Bear Arms. Despite being lauded as one… Continue reading America, Home of the Brave

You Are the Cops, You Are My Student Loans

There’s a voice that creeps in the car stereos of pop-punk fanatic millennials, “Who was I kidding? I can’t get past you; you are the cops, you are my student loans.” While they feel a slight shock and worry about their $30 gasoline purchase, Brian Sella from The Front Bottoms reminds them symphonically about the… Continue reading You Are the Cops, You Are My Student Loans

Religious Freedom and Expression are Collegiate Staples

A decade of my life was encroached by attending a Catholic school, and it took nearly a decade to realize that Catholic teachings have only ignited a pseudo-faith. I never truly believed in the Father, Son nor the Holy Spirit; I believed in a higher power, but none of the aforementioned. I was afraid that… Continue reading Religious Freedom and Expression are Collegiate Staples

When MLK’s Legacy Becomes the White Man’s Argument

There’s this song that plays on loop in the black community, and it’s the song of other races depicting their feelings. With history to prove it, no other race in America can empathize. African-Americans have had a long journey en route to 2017; and, sensibly, the journey continues. As the new year dawns on the… Continue reading When MLK’s Legacy Becomes the White Man’s Argument

Miss Representation: The Battle Between Being a Mother or a Sex Symbol

The documentary, Miss Representation, was the film I didn't know I needed. As a woman, there are many concerns and obstacles we face in an unnerving list of situations. [We] face difficulties at work, on the street, at home, and, most overtly, the media. Produced in 2011, Miss Representation echoes the sentiments of American women. Despite the year… Continue reading Miss Representation: The Battle Between Being a Mother or a Sex Symbol

The Taboo on Sex Stems from Christian Values

Although sex sells in the United States when it comes to celebrities and models, it’s almost frowned upon in regards to the average person. There’s a calmness that is associated with a Victoria Secret campaign, but there’s a shock that comes with a mother breastfeeding her child in public. The topic of sex seems to… Continue reading The Taboo on Sex Stems from Christian Values

America’s Hostility Towards the Arts

As children, we recall learning the following: multiplication logs, latitude versus longitude, and that the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell. We remember these just from mere repetition within a fluorescently lit classroom that smells like play dough mixed with an essence of cosmic brownies. We may dimly recollect memories of music class and… Continue reading America’s Hostility Towards the Arts