Monthly Archive: September, 2013

I Don’t Want to Save Second Base

Tomorrow kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I have one request: This October, let’s not save second base. I know, I know, you probably think this month is a good thing. If… Continue reading

Fearless (Saturday): Michael Hannum

In celebration of Alumni Homecoming Weekend and Hispanic Heritage Week, we proudly feature Michael Hannum, member of the Class of 2011, for his fearless commitment to fighting for social justice issues and his… Continue reading

A Tale of Two Needles

Looking back, I guess the name should have been my first clue. “Alternative” medicine? “Complementary” medicine? What is it about these medical practices, which to me are completely traditional, that places them in… Continue reading

The New Normal

On September 19, 2013 an individual wielding a military-grade assault rifle fired sixteen bullets into a Chicago park harming thirteen individuals, among them a 3-year old named Deonta Howard who was shot in the… Continue reading

Fearless: Jessie Pierce

A vocal advocate for socio-environmental justice issues and a believer in the potential for social change in the developing world, Jessie Pierce ’14 fearlessly travels, volunteers, and researches to promote awareness and change.… Continue reading

What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love, and Understanding

Last Saturday I stood on Stine Lake with a group of friends to pray and spread a message of “Peace for Syria.” This event was sponsored by the Newman Association in response to… Continue reading

She’s a Virgin?

“…but you, like, went to college for FOUR years–how did you not have sex??” My friend stared at me, looking more like he’d just gotten back from witnessing a unicorn give birth than… Continue reading

Fearless: Ben Litwin

Volunteering with different groups and organizations through Alpha Phi Omega, creating spaces for religious expression at the college, and interning at a coalition to serve low-income housing families, Ben Litwin ’14 fearlessly promotes… Continue reading

On Learning and Unlearning

I remember passing our lunch lady–the nice one with a big bleach-blond afro. She was perched on an elementary-school-sized desk, eyes fixated to the television. I glanced at the screen on the way… Continue reading

The Irony of Choice

We are having the inevitable late night conversation.You talk about your eventual wedding, your marriage to the person you love, the timeline you’ve created for yourself, and your plans for what our future… Continue reading