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For the past year, the media has levied a war against the homeless with increasing fervor. Primetime Fox News host Tucker Carlson recently concluded his five-part series “American Dystopia,” which sought to investigate the rampant problem of homelessness in San Francisco. The result was a gr…

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Something quite strange happened to me this last week — strange enough to write about. My fiancée and I were relaxing at a fast food joint when she asked me, "What do we do if you get drafted?" Of course, I eased her worries and told her that a lot would have to happen for that to occur. Tha…

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If you ask any LGBT person of color in this country if they’ve experienced racism and homophobia, you’ll probably expect the overwhelmingly obvious “Yes.” What comes as a shock is where it might come from, such as the rampant undercurrents of racism rooted within the greater LGBT community. …

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Oftentimes when we think of the subject of gender, we think of things happening now; we think of evolving gender roles, non-binary gender recognition and struggles between and within genders. What we do not usually think of, however, is gender in the past because we usually know the answer: …

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The historiography of Athenian women is difficult to interpret; the writings from classical Athens were by men, and the best basis we have were from plays at the time. Plays in general, specifically tragedies, will paint women in a specific light where they only contribute to the main charac…

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Typically, each new entry in an artist’s discography is a progression. Every release contributes to an ongoing narrative of their career. New Arthur Russell records are more like puzzle pieces, adding to the perpetually incomplete picture of the late artist who passed away in 1992 due to HIV…

It's not uncommon for me to be mistaken as a boy. During my high school years, it mostly happened on the weekends and summers, when I wasn't forced to wear a skirt for school. Now, it happens a little less often, which can probably be attributed to my new glasses being a little more feminine…

Growing up and living in an entirely different culture from our past generations can definitely be a shaky learning curve. Take it from me as a first-generation American born of Mexican and Honduran descent. The majority of people I was surrounded by during my developmental years consisted o…

This year, southern states had a good run in state and local elections. Virginia had state legislative elections, Kentucky had a smattering of state executive elections, and Mississippi and Louisiana both had state legislative and executive elections.

Many people believe patriotism is dead in America. That we've lost any sense of pride for where we are, respect for what it's given us and love for what it can be. I don't believe that; instead, I believe that we need to reevaluate where our country is in relation to the principles it was fo…

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Louisiana has been revered by many as a cultural epicenter. Our food, festivals, music and sense of community are unmatched. People still come from far and wide to experience only a taste of this unique state. What we are today would not be possible if not for the cultural melting pot that L…

With social media and the internet permeating every aspect of our lives these days, it’s no surprise to hear that some people find books obsolete. Along with the books, they (wrongly) believe that places such as libraries are a waste of tax dollars. I know I don’t have to tell you how messed…

This week is early voting for runoff elections for statewide and local political offices. From Nov. 2 to Nov. 9, Louisianans will have the chance to go out and vote before the actual runoff date of Nov. 16. Being so, this is the last time that I can ramble on about elections until the 2020 s…

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Radio has become an antiquated music listening medium astonishingly fast. Once streaming services became embedded in our culture, radio stations were all but superfluous.

We often debate the dead. Fortunately--or unfortunately--the dead never debate us back. They are at our mercy, and there isn't anything short of throwing a few vases that they can do. Yet, we see a distinct grace in death. As soon as they're dead, our perception changes.

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The end of October is nearly upon us, and with it comes the most feared holiday for our pancreases: the sugar-carb explosion that is Halloween. If you’re a kid, then this is a holiday truly divinely inspired. A day that includes staying up late, dressing in fun or scary costumes and getting …

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