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We Are Precious


Even if you didn’t grow up in a religious household, surely you’ve heard the song with the lyrics “red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight.” Even if you are not religious, surely you can understand the importance of these lyrics to Americans at the time. Today, two NYPD officers were gunned … Continue reading

Ferguson

Ferguson


For the most part, I’ve been keeping my opinions of the events in Ferguson to myself. I wasn’t on the jury, I was not present when Michael Brown was killed, and I’m not here to cast judgement on something I have no proof of. However, in the days following the shooting, something has been weighing … Continue reading

The changing face of rape


Today, in my office, I over heard two men talking about how rape has changed. One of them made the comment that rape doesn’t happen the same way that it did fifty years ago, and now we have to be suspicious of rape allegations. I held my tongue, of course, and went back to what … Continue reading

Fraternity suspended for racist MLK party


I can’t process this much stupid in one sitting. Summary: A bunch of white kids (like the whitest white kids ever) from Arizona State’s chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon dressed up like this and posted pictures to Instagram. No one from the local chapter would speak to news reporters, but Patrick Cleason, TKE’s national organization direction,  did … Continue reading

Man freed after 10 years in prison


Ryan Ferguson was serving a 40 year sentence for the 2001 murder of Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt. The only evidence placing him at the scene of the crime was testimony from one of Ferguson’s classmates who claimed they’d murdered Heitholt together, and of a janitor who claimed to have seen Ryan in the parking lot … Continue reading

Do fraternities cause rape culture?

Do fraternities cause rape culture?


Odds are, if you’re a female who has ever been on a university campus, you’ve heard the warnings about the frat boys. Testosterone fueled, alpha males is the stereotype. Now, I’m not saying that I necessarily believe this. Do I know frat guys who seem harmless enough? Sure. Have I heard of frat boys drugging … Continue reading

Be beautifully different.


Before I write this post, its necessary to share a little personal background information. One) I’m a legal assistant as a law office in my hometown. Two) Said law office just got broken into, and we repairmen constantly coming in and out this week. Three) I’m 20 years old, but I look like I’m 15 … Continue reading