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A Campus Tour Through a Queer Lens

Disclaimer: I am a current tour guide here at JMU. I have spent the past two years trying to make our training more inclusive for our guides after reflecting on the centrality of privileged identities in our tours. But even after an overhaul, there is still work to be done.   It’s a sunny afternoon, the […]

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The Pitfalls of Graduation Culture

After ordering graduation announcements a few days ago, my mom hops on a call with me and exclaims, “you think these cards were made out of gold!”  This got me thinking – to participate in graduation, a student must shovel out even more cash to the university to engage in ‘graduation culture.’ Let’s take a […]

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FALLING IN LOVE, BUT AT WHAT COST?

I write this post whilst listening to a song that she showed me, stealing glances at my phone to see the sweet messages she sends me, and attempting to ignore the butterflies in my stomach that she gives me.   Ella Fitzgerald’s voice ever so beautifully twirls around my head as I think of her,  This ideology, otherwise known as “binegativity,” (Klesse, 2011) is a cultural concept […]

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NEWS ROUND UP!

Read on to see what events you should be up-to-date on. News that’s free of commercials or pesky weather updates! IN HARRISONBURG: Refusal of COVID-19 Vaccine for Harrisonburg Minister In early February, Christina Rivera, a Latina senior lead at the Church of the Larger Fellowship was denied a vaccination for Covid-19 by Sentara Hospital after […]

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Is Sliding into Zoom DMs the New Thing?

“Hey girl, you take quiz three yet? Your bed looks so cozy behind you. But it would look better with me in it.” Okay, so no one has ever said that to me. However, I have had my fair share of men slide into my Zoom direct messages in class. Yes, you read that right – slide into my Zoom dms. Let me paint the picture for you: Wednesday afternoon […]

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