By Kelly Johnson Whether you’ve been counting down all year or the thought of coming home makes you want to scream, the holidays can elicit a lot of complicated feelings. 2020 has been anything but boring in terms of the news this year, and with a plethora of multifaceted issues on the forefront of everyone’sContinue reading “The A to Xi Guide to Talking Politics at Home This Holiday Season”
By Mya Going home at the end of the semester can tend to take a negative toll on people’s mental health, especially when dealing with a pandemic semester. There’s a lot to unpack and cope with, and realistically, a change in environment can be difficult for anyone to adjust to, so here are some tipsContinue reading “Taking Care of Your Mental Health At Home”
By Kiana and Lorane Autism Speaks was founded on February 11, 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright and is currently the largest autism advocacy group in the United States. They are “dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan for the needs of individuals and their families.” They focus on advocacy andContinue reading “Autism Speaks Does Not Speak for the Autism Community”
By Jade, Sam, Laura, & Kaitlin This is a list composed of films, TV shows, podcasts, social media accounts, and articles to help everyone become educated on the topics surrounding race. In compiling this list of resources we hope everyone takes the time to educate and further understand how to become a better ally. FilmsContinue reading “Resources”
By Anna Gulizio and Mya Pfeifer You may have heard the phrase “my culture is not a costume,” but do you know what it truly means? It’s referring to cultural appropriation, when you take part of another culture and turn it into a costume, which is disrespectful to tradition, heritage, and can even insult sacredContinue reading “Cultural Appropriation”
By Lorane Sherpa and Kaitlin McKoy “The illiterate of the future are not those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn” -Alvin Toffler, Future Shock Before we start this paper, we want to highlight the importance of being open-minded. Open-minded for yourself, to read and address your own biasesContinue reading “The Importance of Unlearning”
By Kiana Papin While I and over 14 million people1 have already voted in this election, let’s take a look at the two candidates and their stance on policies and issues in America, beyond an Instagram infographic. (Although the infographics are in the more resources section if you would like to read more in-depth aboutContinue reading “Trump Vs. Biden Policies”
By Sam Aaronson While we all know Election Day is November 3rd, that doesn’t mean you should wait until November 3rd to create your voting plan and get pumped about voting. For many of us, this is the first Presidential election we’ll have the chance to vote in & it is important that OUR VOICESContinue reading “And Now It’s Time To Vote”
The Black Lives Matter website is a great resource to use when educating yourself. It has links to petitions, content to watch and listen to, articles to read, as well as a link to donate to the organization among many more resources.
The Implicit Bias Test was put together by a group of researchers in 1998 to help people understand the biases they hold subconsciously against various groups. This can help give you insight to where you may need to further educate yourself.
This year, due to COVID-19, some states have changes to voting procedures and you should check your state’s election website to see if this is true for you. It’s important that you register to vote in order to take part in the 2020 election. Vote.gov is where you can register to vote and it isContinue reading “Register to Vote”