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Connecting with a Character

When you sit down to play a new game, that has garnered a lot of attention and accolades there is a lot of excitement and anticipation for that title screen to first greet your eyes. As I got older a lot of the excitement and anticipation for new games has dwindled, I kept asking the […]

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Where are you, in the fight for unity?

The other night I was sitting in the photo lab on campus, sorting negatives, when I started¬†Speaking Up,¬†one of NPR’s Ted Radio Hour podcast episodes. It began with the story of a queer, Bahrainian woman name Esra’a. She introduced herself to a crowd, describing her upbringing in Bahrain: “You were encouraged to be invisible, and […]

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The Working Woman

The scope of a woman’s role in most cultures, surrounds her femininity. She is seen as a symbol of motherhood, nature, fertility, and the like, while the man is often attributed with inherent machismo and titles like, “breadwinner”, even if these roles are not so. In recent years and months, issues surrounding women in the […]

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Speak Loudly and Carry a Big Sign

Around 4 p.m. last Saturday afternoon, I sat in Elephant and Castle on Pennsylvania Avenue as President Trump delivered a televised speech to the intelligence community in front of the C.I.A. memorial wall. Around me a rowdy crowd booed and jeered at this man, and outside a steady procession filled the streets in opposition of […]

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LGBTQ+ News: There’s a Silver Lining to Every Political Storm Cloud

This past week has been a whirlwind for US politics – the Presidential election, protests, and global commentary. There’s a lot of scare rhetoric out there, intimidating the LGBTQ+ community. Some things in the news are true, others are just meant to intimidate the community. Personally, I was terrified while watching the election results roll […]

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Dear JMU: It’s costume time!!!

The leaves are changing colors, the temperature is dropping fast, and everything is pumpkin flavored. Halloween is in the air. I know you’re a procrastinator. You haven’t decided on a costume yet. You’ve been flipping through Buzzfeed articles and the 1000+ Pinterest ideas to find the perfect one. Well, look no further. I have some […]

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