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#BlackLivesMatter and the Musicality of Tragedy

By Ja’han Jones In 1879, French composer Ernest Guiraud arranged a suite of compositions written by fellow Frenchman Georges Bizet. This suite, titled “L’arlesienne Suite No. 2,” was the successor to Bi...
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Marco Rubio: The Gatekeeper to Higher Education?

By Scott Godfrey During an interview on The Daily Show, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) set forth the following argument: You are better off as a welder than as a graduate of a university with a degree in philosophy. Stewart ...
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Ten Things I Learned Since I Met Social Justice

By Tayllor Johnson 1. Social justice behaves more like a riverbed than anything else. How difficult it must have been for the Earth to carve itself around the inevitability of people noticing a perpetuating pattern of ca...

My Most Important Job

  By Anaín Bjorkquist When I sat down to write this piece these uncomfortable feelings began to bubble within me. Sounds crazy right? A woman feels uneasy dreaming about a world in which women lead the way. This wom...

Serenity through the Winters of Grief

  By Toni Ann DeNoble Throughout most of my life, my grandfather and his brother took me and my cousin to dinner every week. My cousin Dean suffers from severe paranoid schizophrenia. We constantly struggled to get ...

Because I Can

By Marcie Cohen She looks up at him with big, brown eyes full of hope and says, “Daddy, some day I’m gonna be The President of the United States.” He looks at her and smiles, though he doesn’t take it …