Author: Celene Machen

Daylight Savings: Time for a Change…?

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Everyone is aware of one of the biggest aspects of the shift between seasons: Daylight Savings. At the beginning of this month, Americans turned back their clocks an hour. For most people, it’s a blessing to earn one more sacred hour of sleep…

Can You Dress Up as a Character from Another Race for Halloween?

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To say it simply: no. It seems so blatantly obvious it is never okay to utilize blackface, yellowface, brownface, redface, etc. under any circumstances. However, despite the indisputable nature of this, there is still controversy revolving around these topics, as it seems that…

Boy Scouts + Girls = Controversy…?

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Recently, the Boy Scouts of America have announced that girls will soon be accepted, and this historic change in the century-old organization has sparked debate. Next year, girls will be allowed into the Cub Scouts program, and a program for older girls…

Hurricane Maria: Hearing a Firsthand Perspective

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For the past couple weeks, along with Hurricane Irma and the earthquakes in Mexico, another storm has been brewing. Hurricane Maria, a terrifying category 5 storm, has been sweeping the Caribbean. In the Dominican Republic, where I traveled this summer,…