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From Yellow Umbrellas to the 99%: Succeeding and Failing at Protest

Maxwell Glas

May 12, 2015

Here is where they gather, the streets and the squares. They gather in the plazas of the gleaming island metropolis, with its numerous glass and metallic skyscrapers. Hong Kong—a global center for culture, business, and fi...

Shaming the poor: Legislative proposals limit assistance

Rachel Falek, Editor In Chief

April 14, 2015

If signed this week by Gov. Sam Brownback, the Kansas House Bill 2258 will restrict recipients of the federal aid program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), from using that money to go to the movies, spa, na...

The political hyphen: Challenging naming customs through hyphenation

Sam Bermas-Dawes

April 9, 2015

A hyphen connects two things previously separated, like a marriage or a chemical bond. When put in between surnames, hyphens create a double-barrel surname that meshes surnames together. This tiny punctuation mark became a big deal in post-Wo...

Students Against Sexual Violence demand change

Antoinette D’Addario

April 6, 2015

Rallying cries filled the quad after Amanda Gould yelled “I’m f***ing angry” into a megaphone from the steps of Battelle. She was one of dozens gathered to protest the university’s failure to address sexual assault. They gat...

Reproductive injustice: Persecution under fetal homicide laws

Rachel Falek, Editor In Chief

March 31, 2015

A woman can face up to 70 years in jail for having a miscarriage. That is not a typo. Purvi Patel, a 33-year-old woman, was recently sentenced to prison for 20 years in Indiana for delivering a stillborn fetus.Here’s t...

Environmentalism in Dubai and DC

Miranda Cleland

January 8, 2015

Visions of Dubai include enormous malls, vending machines that dispense gold and a police force that drives around in Lamborghinis. Rarely does environmental sustainability come to mind when thinking of this oasis in the Arabian ...