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Refereeing the Dinner Table

Forrest Baum December 2, 2018

HOW TO TALK TO THE FAMILY It’s time for a family get-together, but, uh-oh: racist grandpa is at it again. We may not all have a racist grandpa, but we could probably all use some help talking...

American Enough?

Natasha Sidik October 6, 2018

A CHALLENGED IDENTITY The image of a stereotypical American doesn’t fit with what most people would consider “American ideals,” a country that sells itself as a melting pot for multiculturalism. With...

Are You a Creep?

June 22, 2018

TAKE OUR QUIZ Dearest heterosexual man, I don’t actually hate you, okay? I didn’t hate you when you were in middle school and coined “Slap Ass Friday” and “Touch Tits Tuesday,” making future...

Dating Across Cultures

March 20, 2018

THE COMMUNICATION STRUGGLE IS REAL A while back, one of my American friends texted me on Messenger and said, “Seriously, I really like you.” I was puzzled and thought, “Does he mean he likes...

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