The Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8, which prohibited federal recognition of same-gender marriages and made same-gender marriages illegal in California, respectively, were overturned by the United States Supreme Court on June 26, 2013. Sounds like an accepting world, right? Actually, not really.Read More
Perusing book and film reviews (a hobby of mine), I’ve begun to notice how often authors and filmmakers are commended for their “strong female characters.”
On Dec. 5, violence erupted in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Re- public, between the Muslim coalition Seleka, currently in control of the country, and Christian militias attempting to gain territory and wreak revenge following Seleka’s March 2013 coup.
Imagine a world where all the Marlborough School faculty and staff decide to go on strike, and the School shuts down.
While Americans celebrate Malala’s bravery against the Taliban, we were far less enthused over her rebuke to Obama that U. S. drone strikes fueled terrorism by increasing anti-American sentiment. It is not only hypocritical but also counterproductive for Americans to pat themselves on the back for praising Yousafzai with one hand and continue to support drone strikes with the other.
People tend to view California as some sort of paradise. Since the Gold Rush days, the state has taken on an almost mythical quality as a land of glamour and opportunity. Sun! Palm trees! Hollywood! What’s not to like?
It is widely accepted that diamonds are simple, elegant and undoubtedly luxurious. Unfortunately, the reality of diamonds is much more sinister.
Today, I transitioned from a child to an “adult.” No, I did not pay taxes or buy a house. I simply lost my car in a parking lot.
The war on drugs has furthered cyclical poverty and oppression and cost thousands of people and families their sources of livelihood.