By: Anna Burns Edited by: Brendan Walsh When I started college, my hair was more or less waist-length. Over time, I decided to chop most of it off – it was more or less butt-length. The stylist at the Aveda Institute was very excited to do the deed – as a beautician-in-training, it was the… Read More Queer Girl City Guides
According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, culture is “the way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs, of a particular group of people at a particular time.” Many times, when we think about culture, we think about ethnic or religious cultures, which tend to be characterized by certain clothing, foods, customs, holidays, and languages.… Read More Queer Culture and Deaf Culture: What do they have in common?
Queer: everyone has an opinion on the word, and that’s okay as long as it’s your word. Some people associate it with violence and abuse, with cruelty and insults and a reminder that they will never belong. Some people associate it with freedom and independence, with clarity and ease, and the knowledge that there will… Read More Let’s talk about “queer”
2016 taught me more lessons than I could have ever anticipated. In the span of three hundred and sixty five days, I learned how to be human: I lost count of the amount of times I switched my undergraduate major in a what was once a blind attempt to find myself. I lost friends due… Read More 2016 Taught Me
I wanted to write this article about achieving happiness, giving concrete steps on how to improve your life with decisions and choices that you’re able to make on a daily basis. However, I can’t hand happiness on a silver platter to you, or even myself, given that we experience the world differently. We want different… Read More Small Spaces
Today, young people are measured by their academic success and achievements, where parental and employer expectations have been set at a very young age. I don’t remember a time when my parents or grandparents didn’t pressure me to get good grades, or do extracurricular work, or be good at sports, not to mention the already… Read More Good Children
Companies like Facebook and Twitter have changed the way we communicate with each other, and consequently, how news sources reach their demographics. The only problem is that just like television media depend on ratings, internet-only news sources look for headlines that entice people to click on their articles. In the weeks since the election, Facebook… Read More Facebook’s Dilemma
The developmental years are never a fun time for anyone. Everyone struggles with the awkward teenage years: finding yourself for the first time, developing into your body, and discovering your strengths and weaknesses are not easy tasks. Picture Blue Ash, Ohio circa 2008. An unremarkable, gangly Indian boy with a unibrow and a mustache well… Read More The Art of Growing Up