Unveiling Bigotry

By Hind Berji The Western world equates personal freedom and expression with the clothing we choose to wear, paying special attention to gendered expression in relation to social behavior. For Muslim women, the pressure is insurmountable, as the ethnocentric obsession over veiled clothing is bigger than ever. The hysteria that…

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American Exceptionalism

By Jack Gabriel America used to be great. Or at least, that’s wh my history courses have taught me. We were great when we declared our independence from the tyranny of the British Empire in 1776. We were great when Andrew Jackson defeated the British in the Battle of New…

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The Morning After

By Christelle Ram The morning after the 2016 elections I woke up with a headache, bloodshot eyes, and an aching neck. I think I’ll refer to it as a political hangover—after all, each of the symptoms paralleled the dreaded morning-after effects. I hesitated to open my eyes, but I could…

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Being Here and There

By Victoria Villavicencio My grandmother spends the majority of her week waiting. She waits in line at the supermarket, often for hours, waiting for whatever has arrived that day. It might be chicken, it might be cheese, it might be coffee, or it might even be powdered milk. She waits…

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Cultural Coalescence: What Does it Mean to Belong to a Community?

By Hind Berji The name says it all. Transcommunality: Laura Anderson Barbata, Collaboration Beyond Borders, an exhibition featured at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, merges cultural integration with social intervention. Describing herself as a transnational, transdisciplinary, and bicultural artist, Laura Anderson Barbata develops collaborative, participatory projects that form a sense…

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