Appropriation vs appreciation

There's a fine line between appreciation and appropriation, and this line can be difficult to distinguish without the proper education. Without any connection to a certain culture, it is seen to be ignorant and disrespectful to indulge in aspects of it. To avoid this, a suitable understanding and respect for other cultures must be obtained before they can be celebrated.

LGBTQ treatment around the world

A look at the global fight for equal rights Across the nation, the issue of equal rights for members of the LGBTQ (Lesbian, gay, bi, transgender, and others) community remains a constant battle. However, acros...

Refugee vs. Immigrant

The difference between refugees and immigrants Thirteen percent of America is made up of immigrants and in 2011, 1500 Syrian refugees were accepted into the United States. In September of next year, 10,000 ref...

Amassed shootings

Families and friends mourned their lost and injured close ones at a nighttime vigil Wednesday, Dec. 2, holding candles in the frigid winter air. 14 people were killed and 21 more wounded by two married assailants and the nation was tuned into the news, informed of the terrible, yet common occurrence, of a mass shooting.

Refugees arrive on our shores

In four years, 4.1 million Syrians, nearly 20 percent of the nation, have fled to other parts of Europe due to life-threatening factors. The horrors ISIS has inflicted on the citizens play a leading role in the tidal wave of immigration. Sharing the culpability is the President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, as he uses the people of Syria as test dummies for chemical weapons the Syrian army intends to use.