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Stop labeling the black community

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Jordan Campbell

March 12, 2019

I remember the first time I got called whitewashed. I was in my junior year of high school, eating my lunch when a puzzled girl asked me why I spoke so proper — so white.I was confused, because I had never heard that term before. Other classmates listening in nodded their heads and agreed with her ...

Consequences of childhood bullying

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Jordan Campbell

February 20, 2019

We've all been bullied at one time or another. I remember one morning in seventh grade when I was frantically searching for a piece of gum before the class session began. Before heading off to school, I had a few boiled eggs for breakfast and was overly concerned that my breath would stink during my...

How big companies use blackface

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Jordan Campbell

February 19, 2019

The racist, disrespectful act of blackface developed during the 19th century. Widely recognized as “The Minstrel Show,” white performers popularized the idea of transforming into characters of African descent by putting on black face paint and drawing over-exaggerated big, red lips. In ad...

The heightened use of plagiarized essay services

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Jordan Campbell

February 5, 2019

Plagiarism is becoming an increasingly complex and common problem in schools, especially in universities. It’s becoming more difficult for professors to find out when students are plagiarizing. If a student is suspected of plagiarizing, professors have usually relied on copying and pasting a pi...

The common misconception about expressing emotions

Sign on the wall

Jordan Campbell

December 3, 2018

Have you ever cried and in response to those emotions someone told you, “Please don’t cry, don’t be sad”? Or when you’ve experienced legitimate anger someone has tried to minimalize your justification by telling you to “calm down.” Or after a near-death experience pe...

The true meaning of Thanksgiving


Jordan Campbell

November 27, 2018

According to historical documents, Thanksgiving is celebrated because of some ancient feast between the Pilgrims and the Native Americans back in the 17th century. Most of the things we believe about the first Thanksgiving are not true. For one, there was no engraving on the Plymouth Rock in 1620. The P...

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