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White interest group perpetuates racism

December 1, 2015

All across the nation, while college campuses have been experiencing a rush in student protests about racism and equality, white student “unions” have been popping up on social media sites,...

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Voluntourism is an unproductive form of foreign aid

November 16, 2015

Contrary to popular beliefs, soft colonialism is alive and well, and it comes as a mix of Facebook statuses, volunteering and tourism. Voluntourism, a portmanteau of volunteer and tourism, is contradictory...

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Keeping Austin weird should not hasten gentrification

November 2, 2015

The Keep Austin Weird sentiment needs to expand to combat harmful gentrification. The movement aims to support local businesses and keep Austin unique. The problem is that Austin has always been heavily...

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Breast cancer awareness should not sexualize women

October 16, 2015

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a time to care. A time where pink is a color men can wear with no fear of being emasculated. It is an alleged time — as Tyler’s on the Drag put it, decorated...

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Societal standard for masculinity threatens bisexual identity for men

October 5, 2015

It’s no secret that when discussing sexuality, people generally avoid using the word “bisexual.” Sexuality is a spectrum, and a recent study found that 43 percent of young people in England...

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“Netflix and chill” relationships call for communication, dialogue essential to healthy sexual practices

September 21, 2015

“Netflix and chill” has evolved from being an innocent joke about one’s loneliness to a term for hooking up. But in essence, the new euphemism is an attempt to replace a conversation,...

Communities should be mindful of safe alcohol consumption at Pride festivals

September 10, 2015

The annual Pride celebration began decades ago following the Stonewall riots, which were triggered by a police raid of the New York City gay bar Stonewall Inn. The violent raid inspired a series of demonstrations...