Rigid Gender roles Hurt Men as well as women

Taking gender roles too seriously does more damage than you realize. A good example of the damage strict adherence to gender roles can cause would be the way male rape is portrayed in the media.

What did you just call me?

If you are reading this, there is a very good chance you are cisgender.
There’s also a good chance most people reading this article don’t know what the term cisgender means. But for me, it is incredibly relevant and important, and it is equally important to me that people know what the term means.

Are e-sports sports?

E-sports are Sports
Aaron Berry

Call me crazy, but I consider e-sports, sports. To understand why, we first have to nail down the definition of “sport.”

According to Merriam-Webster, a sport is a game or activity involving physical activity, a specific ruleset and competition. Listed examples include hunting, swimming, running, and fishing. Straightforward enough, right?

Well, no.

Japanese politics at play within Shoreline

60 years. From economic miracle to economic superpower. The burst of the asset price bubble, to the “lost decade” - now a lost quarter century. This is the period of time that the Liberal Democratic Party (“LDP,” or “jimintō”) of Japan has been in power, with only two brief exceptions.

Last year, both the LDP and their leader, Shinzo Abe, again won Japan’s general elections. This win was Abe’s third, and his second consecutive. Yet internationally, the LDP has often sparked controversy.

Quiet Study My Ass, Silence isn’t Golden in the Library

Last week when I had some down time between classes, I went to the library to study. I headed to the back of the library where a large whiteboard in front of a group of large round tables and couches reads, “QUIET study area, NO cell phone use.”

“Perfect,” I thought to myself, silencing my phone.

Immediately upon taking a seat however, I realized just how far from perfect — or even quiet — it really was. People talking on cell phones, people listening to music way too loudly, people studying in groups (which by their very nature are nothing close to quiet).

Letter to the Editor: Assalamu Alaikum (Peace be upon you)

Life in this world is nothing but a test.

Pointing fingers at others never solves the chaos, injustices, violence – The list goes on.


Identifying who identifies

by Molly Crews

Some would argue that it shouldn’t be unusual for an LGBT+ person to identify as an ally and wear the pin. They’re wrong, though. Speaking as a member of the LGBT+ community, I find that being able to identify members of the majority who support LGBT+ people increases my sense of safety. It’s comforting to know that you don’t have to be a member of the community to think that the rights of those in it are worth protecting.

Vote with your fork against GMOs

“Eat the Change You Want to See in the World” -- When I saw this slogan on a Theo Chocolate bag, I knew it would be my personal food motto.

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