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Artistry as Activism: DarkMatter Performs at AU

Rachel Falek, Editor In Chief

February 24, 2016

The lights flash on. Two people meander on stage, and one begins an Indian chant while the other softly repeats, “Rewind my body. There is something I need to show you. I am only here, because my people survived.” Then th...

Opinion ||: Making America Great Again: Moving Past Religious Discrimination

ZiQing Low

February 8, 2016

The United States is a nation of immigrants, yet racism and xenophobia permeate throughout society. Most people have a strong reluctance to acknowledge discrimination and even if they do, it is done in such a roundabout manner ...

Linking Suspension & Incarceration:Cuffing the Kids

Evangeline Lacroix, Editor in Chief

December 9, 2015

It’s the unruly students in the corner of a classroom, the ones who tell fart jokes instead of math answers. Who disobey and talk back to adults. These are the students that teachers rarely know what to do with. They are th...

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...