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    When I was 5 years old, I began kindergarten. I walked into the school with all of the other children who were taller than me. My teacher was very nice. And she had blonde hair. Her smile made me smile! But some of the other kids already knew each other, or so it seemed. “Oh no,” I thought, “I’m ...
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    Although statistics have proven that sexual assault cases are only false 2-8% of the time, when victims of sexual crimes come forward about their experiences, they are almost always faced with intense scrutiny and judgment, from peers and authority figures alike. Women are often bombarded with unfair and victim-shaming questions that should not be relevant to ...
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    Illinois is a struggling state and everyone knows that. From violence in Chicago to the gridlock in Springfield, it would seem the state is broken. Of course the state still runs at the expense of taxpayers dollars, which are left to carry on when all else appears to be failing. The state may be the ...
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    “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our ability to recognize, accept and celebrate those differences.” ~Audre Lorde Today, the world homes roughly 196 countries. There are countless sexual orientations, roughly 7,099 spoken languages and nearly 4,200 practiced religions. With numbers as large as this, how do you determine what’s more valuable? How ...
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    When I was young and saw abusive relationships and domestic violence portrayed on television, I would wonder at how the victim could allow it to happen. “Why don’t they just leave?” I would ask in complete bewilderment, trying to imagine myself in a scenario where I would want to stay with a cruel partner. At ...
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    For those of you unfamiliar with the subject of the film I’m Not Ashamed, it is about the Columbine High School massacre that occurred on April 20th, 1999 in Colorado. This was when two senior year high school students by the names of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold opened fire on several students, killing 15 and injuring ...
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    Violence had been the key to survive in the early history of humanity. As the natural selection suggested, the strongest was the one who survived after all. Violence had been shaped according to the needs of humanity, and it actually helped them to civilize. As time passed, humankind evolved and became more civilised. They actually ...
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    On the election trail, then Republican candidate Donald Trump got in some trouble for his vocabulary. It wasn’t a lack of his abilities to know words, but rather, he operated on fear. Constantly yelling about the dangers of society, along with racial slurs, gained the President many votes.  He ran on anti-immigrant and anti-change rhetoric. When ...
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    That little story at the end of every news hour is called “fluff.” It is meant to leave you with a good and happy feeling, believing the world is not a bad place. While the first ten minutes or so is dedicated to all the wars, violence and political disasters, the last three minutes is meant ...