Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Everything Will Be Alright: Against a Culture of Competition

I am living in a nightmare, from which from time to time I wake in sleep. — Ursula K Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven

Political extremism has taken the world by storm. We started it.

January 6th, 2021. It’s a day that will live in infamy. It is the first time in over a hundred years that American democracy has truly been in danger, and it was an event heard around the world.

Stopping Discrimination Against the Transgender Community Starts With You

Even with reforms, discrimination towards the transgender community continues and hundreds of anti-trans laws are on the rise. Transgender and non-binary people continue to face violence and discrimination in their own homes, at school, or in public.

The Downfall of Anime

As I look through all the new anime releases lately, I keep noticing a disappointing trend. First, it was one, then two, then twenty. There seems to be a wave of medieval fantasy isekai anime being pushed out every couple of months.

The Model Minority Myth: How Asian Americans are Disadvantaged in College Admissions

I spent my winter break doing some college research, and I stumbled upon a video about what college admissions officers don’t like to see. Intrigued, I clicked into it, and the phrase “Asian doing stereotypically Asian activities” popped up.

Food Insecurity Is a National Crisis, and It Needs to Be Treated Like One

Hunger stalks America. It creeps along streets, sparing many, but preying on a fifth of the population. Evidently, this is an issue – an issue we’re all aware of. With that in mind, it begs the question: why, in the 21st century, in one of the wealthiest countries in the world, is food insecurity so prevalent?

On Not Getting Away with Antisemitism

This past September, my mom and I went to Rosh Hashanah services at our local synagogue, and I asked her if someone was going to shoot us while we were there.

Kyrsten Sinema Doesn’t Get It

Kyrsten Sinema is no longer a Democrat. That’s the bombshell news.

The Grammy’s vs The Hip-Hop Industry

Winning a Grammy is the most prestigious award in all of music. Throughout the Grammy’s 65 year history, they’ve always awarded three main awards; “Album of The Year”, given to the artist with the best full length album, “Record of The Year”, given to the song with the best production, instrumentation, and sound engineering, and “Song of The Year”, which is awarded to the song with the best composition and songwriting. However, despite the long history of these awards, one music genre hasn’t received the same recognition as others: hip-hop. 

The Underappreciation Of Men’s Mental Health

One man commits suicide every minute. That means 60 men each hour, 1440 each day, 10,080 each week, 40,320 every month, and 525,600 men annually.

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