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Minority authors have a lot to offer readers

May 2, 2018

Trying to understand others’ experiences can feel like an impossible task, but it can be as easy as switching up your reading list. As we approach the end of a semester, some of us will begin...

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Fat-shaming should not be tolerated in any circumstance

April 20, 2018

Recently Selena Gomez’s body became the topic of discussion when images of her wearing a bathing suit were shot and published on TMZ for all to criticize. The outlet used their TV time to parade...

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Popular media tropes misrepresent black womanhood

April 3, 2018

Yes, I am a black woman. Yes, I can be angry. But despite what you see on television, I’m not just a mad black woman. This trope exploits black women and illustrates them as naturally sassy, ill-mannered...

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Self-diagnosing needs to be checked and addressed

March 22, 2018

College students seemingly enjoy saying “My anxiety … ” or “I have been so depressed.” “It’s one of those things we do that we know we shouldn’t do, yet...

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Don’t be like Kim Kardashian

February 27, 2018

The Kardashian family is known for wearing cornrows and braids, and subsequently receiving backlash from the black community. Most recently, Kim Kardashian posted an image of herself in Fulani braids with...

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To fight trafficking, go beyond the salon

February 13, 2018

This month, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation implemented a requirement for cosmetology schools and beauty salons to post signs that offer resources to human trafficking victims. Hair stylists...

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Triggered is more than a buzzword, should not be freely trivialized

January 30, 2018

The word “triggered” has become increasingly politicized by the media and the youth. It has taken on a world of its own, mocking anyone and everyone that shows the slightest bit of emotion....

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Politicians’ silence speaks stronger than words

January 22, 2018

Although there have been contradictory accounts about the exact phrasing of the comments made during a bipartisan meeting by President Trump, none of the attendees disputed that Trump expressed a strong...

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The media must report on the GOP tax plan more completely

December 5, 2017

Graduate students research, teach and explore new ideas, yet their finances are being mishandled by our government. The Republican Party has recently proposed a tax plan that will increase the amount of...

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The diversity of women must be reflected by makeup

November 21, 2017

As a woman of color, I have never found a foundation that was a perfect match for my skin. I’ve always been forced to mix foundations to create a matching shade. I know that I’m not alone. The...

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Stop recycling: we need different actors of color

November 7, 2017

On Friday, Disney announced that Beyonce and Donald Glover will be starring in the 2019 live-action Lion King movie. This is a step toward diversity on the big screen, but it was a missed opportunity to...

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Flying while black highlights racial bias

November 2, 2017

The NAACP issued a travel advisory last week warning black Americans to be cautious when flying American Airlines, and of course, it brought criticism. This criticism stems from the notion that racism...

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Austin Pride Radio needs to include LGBTQ Artists

October 25, 2017

The LGBTQ community has historically been ostracized in mainstream music, which is why I listen to 97.5 Pride Radio Austin. Pride Radio Austin is practically the only station I indulge in because I support...

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Stop associating the way I speak with whiteness

October 17, 2017

“You talk White.” I’ve heard it for years from my peers and it only perpetuates false stereotype that black people lack proper articulation. People are naive to the negative effects that...

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Stop ostracizing LGBTQ youth

October 13, 2017

As a teenager, I read “The Miseducation of Cameron Post,” a coming-of-age novel about a young girl’s journey to find herself through the affections of another woman. The relationship...

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Stop ostracizing our LGBTQ youth

October 13, 2017

As a teenager, I read “The Miseducation of Cameron Post,” a coming-of-age novel about a young girl’s journey to find herself through the affections of another woman. The relationship...

Black mental health should not rely on churches

October 6, 2017

Religion can be a source of strength for the black community, but it can also be detrimental when used to fix a serious mental health problem. The ratio of whites seeking help in comparison to blacks that...

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Colorism is a sickness and black immigrants aren’t immune

September 21, 2017

W.E.B Du Bois coined the term double consciousness to characterize African Americans’ conflicting experiences as being both black and being American. Black immigrants have a triple consciousness...

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CNS event aims to introduce students to career-planning program, Handshake

January 24, 2017

The College of Natural Sciences Career Services is offering a variety of events to further assist CNS students in their career goals. One of these is “Let’s Shake On It,” an event where...