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Morgan

“So it is better to speak

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we were never meant to survive”

-Audre Lorde

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Justice 4 Trayvon Martin: Will the hype last?

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Like the rest of America my newsfeed, tumblr, twitter, instagram etc have been filled with people’s opinion on Sunday’s Zimmerman verdict. And most of the response has been pro-Trayvon (I guess I pick my friends wisely). There have been tons of pictures of people at rallies, impassioned statuses about how unfair the verdict was, and […]

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Leticia Van De Putte: The Texas Unsung Hero

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Like every other politic nerd I’ve been following what’s happening in Texas pretty closely. For those that don’t know, Texas’ legislator is trying to pass one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in the country; a ban on abortions past 20 weeks.

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Serena Williams Blaming Steubenville Rape Survivor For Her Attack

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Serena is at it again. In the upcoming Rolling Stones article she makes some controversial (to say the least) comments about the Steubenville rape victim. When she heard the news on the verdict of the trial she is recorded as saying Do you think it was fair, what they got? They did something stupid, but […]

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Closing Schools Means Time To Move: Are More People Going To Leave Chicago?

Now that the Chicago school closings have been announced, parents have reacted with outrage. With the closings disproportionately affecting minority students, there’s been a lot of backlash. A lot of the coverage I’ve seen has talked about how this will impact Mayor Emanuel’s next election.  To no one’s surprise, a bunch of pissed off teachers […]

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Lose Scholarship or Complete Racist Assignment: Which Would You Choose?

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A mentor of mine used to tell me that integrity is how you choose to act when no one is watching or when something large is at stake. If that is the case, than Timothy McNair certainly seems to have a lot of it. McNair is a graduate student of opera at Northwestern University’s Bienen […]

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When “Save the Boobies” Becomes More Important Than “Save the Woman”

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When I was in 10th grade some friends and I started a campaign to raise money for breast cancer. We’d all been affected by the disease in some way or another and thought it’d be a fun way to give back. We stocked up on pink shirts and bracelets that said “Save the Boobies” or […]

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Why Hasn’t Ce Ce Acoff Received the Respect She Deserves?

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Cemia Dove (Ce Ce or Ci Ci for short) Acoff was a young woman whose body was found brutally slain and dumped in a pond in a suburb near Cleveland Ohio on April 17th. She was stabbed multiple times, tied to a slab of concrete and thrown into a pond. She was identified Monday using […]

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