“He told me he was used to getting what he wanted.” – Celia Conrad As females, we’ve been put down a lot. We weren’t allowed to vote (and in some countries women still aren’t allowed to vote), we weren’t allowed to drive (again, in some countries women still can’t drive), we weren’t allowed to control …

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Christopher Columbus, the man who sailed the seas and landed in the Caribbean Islands, is seen as a hero, villain, discoverer, and many other things. Columbus Day has been the source of a rising controversy over the past decades because many people have different issues with this sensitive topic. Celebrations of Columbus Day began in …

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Tolerance. Acceptance. Living in the Bay Area, it seems like we hear these two words almost every day. Many advocacy groups tend to use the words interchangeably, not recognizing the extensively different implications of each word. The fact is that these two words carry different connotations and implications. While we are in no way obligated …

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Social justice is present everywhere in Notre Dame. We hear the teachers talking about it. We hear students discussing the best way to achieve it. It is even written in the hallmarks of Notre Dame. But things we do not consider are: what exactly is social justice? Is it really justice? Is it even a …

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Cyberbullying is the act of using technology to bully someone online. Cyberbullying differs from in-person bullying because it doesn’t require you to face your victim. Bullies use this to their advantage to make harmful remarks online. Cyberbullying can be more damaging than traditional bullying because online posts can continue to do harm if they are …

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The Greek word for a theatre mask is persona. The Greeks seemed to understand that each one  of us takes on a new identity in the form of a mask for protection when braving the modern world of strong opinions and impossible expectations. This idea reminded me of a podcast that I had listened to …

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With basketball season starting soon, there are several changes to the rosters of the teams, specifically Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics. The Cavaliers won the  championship in the 2015-2016 season. Considered the Golden State Warriors’ main rival team in the league, the Cavaliers are comprised of several talented players, such as LeBron James, Kyrie …

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As the NBA Finals are coming closer and closer, the first game being on June 1 at Oracle Arena, odds point to the Golden State Warriors being in favor to win. While people are getting excited for a rematch between these two “rival” teams, there have been some pretty wild predictions made as to what …

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Getting ready for Prom can leave one feeling frazzled and empty-minded. Whether it’s because you were busy  swooning at your date, or because you were running late, or simply because you don’t remember, it’s easy to forget something at home. Check out this ultimate Prom checklist to make sure you have everything you need to …

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I never thought I would be interested in politics or government. Ever since the 7th grade, all I ever thought about being was a psychologist. But since the 2016-2017 elections, I realized how important politics are and how easy it can be for a country to collapse within a week. For most millennials my age …

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