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September 29, 2014

Genie, You're Free

Kai Cheng Thom

Content Warning: Discussion of suicide “Make no mistake about people who leap from burning windows […] It’s not desiring the fall; it’s terror of the flames. And yet nobody down on the sidewalk, looking up and yelling ‘Don’t!’ and ‘Hang...

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September 23, 2014

Occupational Hazard: Lessons from Gaza and Ferguson

Georgia Travers

It’s no accident that many commentators have drawn parallels over the past months between the riots taking place in Ferguson, MO following the police murder of black teenager Michael Brown, and Israel’s offensive against the Palestinians of the Gaza Strip...

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September 30, 2014

What Lena Dunham Taught Us about Unpaid Labor...and What We Taught Ourselves

Shen Trotter and Isabelle Nastasia

Yesterday, Lena Dunham—whose character on the HBO show Girls is one of the most recognizable millennial narratives in pop culture—was called out by Gawker for “hiring” unpaid opening acts on her book tour. Only a few hours later, under pressure...

What happens when artists fight sexual assault on campus

Elizabeth Sedran and Samantha Cooney

At 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, a group of students helped Emma Sulkowicz, CC ‘15, carry a mattress from the East Campus courtyard to her class in Schermerhorn Hall. The collective carry event was in support of Sulkowicz’s visual arts senior...

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August 01, 2014

Reflections From Behind the Brick Wall

Bakri R

“SCHOLARSHIP IS ART AND WE ARE ARTISTS. THIS IS IN ALL CAPS TO BE HEARD OVER THE NUMBING SILENCE AND CACOPHONIUS BLABBER OF THE ACADEMY. ARTISTS AND CREATORS AND LIFE-GIVERS ARE NOT APPRECIATED HERE. THERE IS NO BODILY INTEGRITY. NO...

To My Comrades Still Navigating Higher Education

Alex Ngo

I am a recent college graduate inspired to write this as a thank you to my comrades for the times they picked up one of my fallen stars, embraced me, withered and weak, and lifted me back up. As I...

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June 11, 2014

It’s Time for the Department of Education to Dump Sallie Mae

Beth Huang

For more than year, the Student Labor Action Project (SLAP) – alongside coalition partners, including the American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association, and U.S. Student Association – has been calling for the Department of Education to cancel its $100...

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