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March 21, 2018

In wake of the February 14th mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, we have seen the youth of this country rise up and act more democratically and more diplomatically than most politicians currently holding office.

They have self-organized and are demand...

February 6, 2018

Looking for a silver lining regarding our current political climate? People are fed up but not giving up.  

Civic engagement has increased dramatically since the 2016 U.S. presidential election. According to a Pew survey, 52% of Americans are paying more attention to po...

November 14, 2017

When thinking about the current state of our society, the word “incivility” often pops into my mind. It has come to a point where I cannot turn on the news without completely losing hope in humanity. I know I am not alone in that regard. A lot of people have given up o...

October 9, 2017

The second Monday in October is upon us, which can only mean one thing: Let the debate surrounding Columbus Day begin! Or should I say, let it continue?

This debate surrounding the abolishment of Columbus Day has been going strong for decades now, and rightfully so. It...

June 6, 2017

Well, it’s that time of year again! We managed to get through another Minnesota winter and a rainy spring to find ourselves basking in the sunny rays of June. Happy LGBT Pride Month everyone! 

All throughout this month, cities across the world will host different Pride...

May 2, 2017

After tuning into the NFL’s 2017 draft this weekend, I am left with the same dilemma that I have been struggling with for years: How can I reconcile my love for football Sundays and my stance on gender equality? How can I support an organization that welcomes players w...

March 28, 2017

I'm a sociology nerd. I could discuss social theories all day and never tire of it. Have a few academic journals lying around? I'll take those off your hands to read for fun. What can I say? We are living during a pretty tumultuous time in history, and I guess I am jus...

February 21, 2017

Kilroy J. Oldster, the author of Dead Toad Scrolls, once wrote: "Culture is not fate, but none of us is immune from the great octopus of culture; its tentacles touch us every direction that we turn. Our self-identity is subtly influenced by the prevailing political-soc...

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