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‘Devious Maids’ is not televisions answer for Latinas in Hollywood

‘Devious Maids’ is not televisions answer for Latinas in Hollywood
Michelle Dominguez September 9, 2013

I spent two years trying to be an actress. I know it’s not a huge amount of time, but it was a goal I set for myself. If I didn’t land a gig within that time frame, I’d move on and set my sights...

Chelsea Manning needs respect, not neglect

Chelsea Manning needs respect, not neglect
Ana Rodriguez September 8, 2013

A day after U.S. Army Pvt. Bradley Manning was found guilty of 20 charges, which included espionage, theft and fraud, a statement was released in which Manning expressed that she would like to be known...

SAFE Act is unsafe for undocumented immigrants

SAFE Act is unsafe for undocumented immigrants
Calvin Ratana September 4, 2013

In a push for immigration reform, the GOP gave their latest conservative piecemeal: the Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement (SAFE) Act. Proposed by U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), the SAFE Act aims to...

American amnesia may lead to war with Syria

American amnesia may lead to war with Syria
Luis Rivas September 4, 2013

President Obama just recently announced that he is seeking congressional approval for a military strike against Syria. This time though really guys, he said, it’s gonna be different. Like, seriously. More...

Binge drinking can lead to failure, death

Anne Christensen September 1, 2013

Students around the country have started the fall semester after a long summer break, and ahead lies several weeks of buying last-minute supplies, signing up for clubs and getting lost on huge college...

Obama is not a sign that racism is gone

Obama is not a sign that racism is gone
Luis Rivas August 28, 2013

In commemorating the 50th anniversary March on Washington on Aug. 28, the role that race plays in the U.S. has come back into the spotlight. But, really, it never left. Many might like to think that...

‘Chicana/o’ term limits and excludes

'Chicana/o' term limits and excludes
Joanna Jacobo August 27, 2013

Mexican. Mexican-American. American. Chicana? Growing up, I never understood what the terminology meant. My parents defined a Chicana/o as someone who lost their heritage, their true Mexican culture:...

Stop rape by talking to men, not women

Stop rape by talking to men, not women
Ana Rodriguez August 26, 2013

At one point in my life catcalls (when men yell or make a noise of a sexual nature at women to get their attention)  were annoying, harmless and sometimes funny. That was before I learned that one of...

Education: part of life’s journey

Education: part of life’s journey
Nathan McMahon May 9, 2013

As the Beatles would say, it’s been a long and winding road. I first started on my path to a college degree back in 1998 as an incoming freshmen. That means the vast majority of you reading this...

Extreme poverty is a man-made problem

Extreme poverty is a man-made problem
Mona Adem May 9, 2013

  Today, you can buy and sell anything you can think of; both literally and figuratively. Technological advances in society have made it possible for the most absurd fantasy to become a reality....

Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe release may be for reasons other than statistics

Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe release may be for reasons other than statistics
Casey Delich May 8, 2013

The punter of the Minnesota Vikings, Chris Kluwe, was released by his team after eight years of service, but was it for his skills or beliefs? If we measure Kluwe purely by statistics, he has been a...

Grad school may not be for everyone

Grad school may not be for everyone
Ron Rokhy May 8, 2013

Some people call me crazy for entering graduate school immediately after completing my bachelor’s degree. Others say it’s a good thing because I’m getting ahead in life. Some even tell me it’s...

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