Category Archive: Education

My Mother’s Body

Begin in sukhasa–easy pose–with your legs crossed the way children used to sit during show and tell before they had to worry about what position gives them enough time to stand and scramble… Continue reading

I Have Not Lost Someone to Gun Violence

Editor’s Note: Last Friday, April 20, 2018, Gettysburg College students organized a campus-wide walkout to protest all forms of gun violence as part of Gettysburg College’s first annual Peace and Justice Week. Over the… Continue reading

Why I Am Against Guns

Content Warning: gun violence, suicide, depression I am a suicide attempt survivor. And I am for increased gun control reform. And the reason why this is my position is because I know, if… Continue reading

When Protest Doesn’t Quite Fit the Mold

White people protesting is powerful. It is a privilege to be guaranteed that someone will listen to us, as pointed out by Jerome Clarke in a piece about last year’s “Won’t Stand For Hate”… Continue reading

Happy Graduation.

High school graduation is often considered the first step into a life of new beginnings, independence, and quasi-adulthood. It is a time of celebration, a time to recognize that all of those years… Continue reading

Studying Abroad With A Mental Illness

Whenever anybody asks me about my experience studying abroad, I lie. I tell them that it was transformative, that I returned a more confident, learned, and enlightened person. I tell them all of… Continue reading

HBO, America, and Me.

Last year, I took a trip to Philadelphia with one of my friends. I had the combined energy level of a first-year college student, an international student studying abroad and a newcomer to… Continue reading

To the boy on campus who dressed up as a Jehovah’s Witness on Halloween

To the boy on campus who dressed up as a Jehovah’s Witness on Halloween, Do you remember drunkenly walking into Huber Hall with your friends? You were walking with two girls. One was… Continue reading

Shopping for Arm Candy in Hanson Hall

My first interaction with real-live frat boys was not entirely pleasant. In my second week of college, as I sat on my bed hurrying to finish a reading I had due, I heard… Continue reading

Pacifism Against the Alt-Right.

In 1944, Dr. Ancel Keys took 36 volunteers and used them as subjects for what would become known as the Minnesota Starvation Experiment. These men were all conscientious objectors to war who wanted… Continue reading