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Trump Says Dance, Boy, or Else!: The NFL Protests

Recently added to my ever growing list of reasons to despise the current president is the impossible position he put black NFL players in. He called players taking a knee during the national anthem-and please excuse my langue while I quote the president -“sons of bitches,” and then tweeted out

Should the Ivies Cap the Number of Asians?: An Argument Against “Meritocracy”

I know what many of you are thinking, "Oh look, a black guy against relying only on grades and tests scores to decide college admissions. What a surprise." And yes, I am against test scores and GPA's being the sole determining factor for deciding who does and does not get

The Cult of Marriage: Why I’m Glad I Didn’t Marry Young

Recently I read an article by Julia Shaw bemoaning the ever decreasing percentage of people getting married young.  Shaw bucked this trend and got married at 23. In her article, she wondered out loud what the rest of us are waiting for. The crux of her argument, that more people

17 Reasons for Optimism in the Age of Trump

It cannot be understated how much Trump's election has deepened and widened an already enormous divide in our country. Many people have legitimate concerns about this man that are based on things he has said and has already done as president. This is unlike Obama's detractors and their wild conspiracy

Why Thanksgiving is the Best Holiday Ever

Honestly, I don’t even know where to begin when trying to explain how great Thanksgiving is. I guess I can start by saying that a mere side effect of this holiday is one of the very best things about it: it acts as a barrier to Christmas, that overblown, corporate-driven,

Dear World: This Is What An Existential Crisis Looks Like

I'm sorry, World. I know my country and this whole Trump thing is scaring the bajeezus out of you, but I guess that's what an existential crisis looks like from the outside. And to be perfectly honest, it's pretty damn scary watching it here on the inside, too. The fact

Brexit, Trump, Gun Control & George Bush: 5 Things To Do When Your Country Embarrasses You

With an election that shocked the world, England, and I specifically mean England - not Britain or the UK - voted to leave the European Union. And with that vote, many of my friends in the UK felt a feeling that has been all too familiar to me and many