Love Thy Neighbor

When I was in high school, my friend group resembled the United Nations. From them, I learned about the importance of Greek school, the deliciousness of lumpia (Filipino egg rolls) and why Muslim girls wear hijabs. The diversity of...

Keep Talking

In the summer, Jones Beach State Park is always a nice place to visit. As I walked along the boardwalk at Jones Beach near Field 6, I began to notice all of these signs—signs that make it clear what...

Fear and Loaning

Like other offspring of baby boomers, I found myself in an academic predicament when it was time to apply for college: I had no money and my parents did not have a surprise surplus of cash for my higher...
Murder. Robbery. Trespassing. Pedophiles. Spying. Infidelity. Identity theft. The wildly successful Pokémon franchise has been around for more than 20 years but, in less than two weeks, these are all things that have been associated with the latest location-based...

It’s Not OK

Last week, I spent about 40 minutes of my morning reading the same thing everyone else was reading, a letter from a rape victim to her assaulter. The assault in question was from January 17, 2015, when Stanford University...
Last week, the Internet lost its mind after zoo workers fatally shot a gorilla that had grabbed and dragged a 4-year-old boy who slipped into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo. People immediately began looking for someone to blame...