activism

Grassroots campaigns have proven instrumental in bringing about political, social or environmental change; you've got to start somewhere-might as well start here.

Victoria Gawlik7 months ago
Internet, a Broken Tool
It connects everyone, it starts revolutions, provides access to places across the world in seconds, it entertains and informs you, and it gives you a voice. The internet is something that has taken th...
Stephen Walden7 months ago
You Are Becoming the Oppressor
History provides countless examples of genocide rising while citizens allowed it to do so by their silence and inaction. Germany, Rwanda, and the Native Americans come to mind. I, for one, will not be...
Stephen Walden7 months ago
White Silence on Juneteenth
Today is Juneteenth, a celebration of the day on which the last remaining slaves were made aware of their freedom in 1865. However, it must be noted that not long after this was accomplished, an entir...
Iria Vasquez-Paez7 months ago
First Amendment Rights
Some people do not respect First Amendment rights such as the right to freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of protest (assembly), and petition the government for a negotiation of grievance...
Stephen Walden7 months ago
What Pride Month Means in the Age of Trump
We're halfway through Pride Month in America, and it's time to take our temperature or run the risk of burning out. The current administration has recognized June as National Ocean Month, National Car...
Ethnicity Still Influences the Equality of Minorities Despite the Laws ​Protecting Them
Individuals belonging to majority groups can experience an informational gap regarding ethnic minorities, referred to as the limited knowledge about facts, where the only principle that is known mostl...
Iria Vasquez-Paez7 months ago
The United States Has a Long History of Racism
Nothing shocks me more than what I saw in the newspapers following the Charlottesville protest, pictures of white men with torches marching in a long line, a few inches deep, thick and foreboding. The...
Iria Vasquez-Paez7 months ago
Covert Racism vs. Overt Prejudice
Covert racism or bullying is underhanded while overt prejudice is obvious such as name-calling. Prejudicial behavior never helped anybody. It means I hate you because “of the way you look” or outward ...
Iria Vasquez-Paez7 months ago
Health Care Rights
Currently, patients have limited rights. Our healthcare system in the United States is barbaric and one huge monster besides. We willingly pay huge bills every time something goes wrong. Why are we so...
Iria Vasquez-Paez7 months ago
To Racists
Racism is silly, and it revolves around hating somebody for their skin color? It used to be a very popular sentiment before the Civil War. But these days, we are more enlightened and there are many pe...
Joshua Lowenberg8 months ago
How to Run for Political Office in 7 Easy Steps
Running for office isn't the easiest thing to do, but I will break it down into 7 easy steps.
Katy Preen8 months ago
Love Wins Together Manchester
It’s one year since the Manchester Arena bombing, and like last year, I attended a vigil in Albert Square. The first vigil was hurriedly arranged, with speakers and volunteers phoned up with a few hou...
Samantha Carreiro8 months ago
School Shootings
So I saw not too long ago about the school shooting in Texas. My thoughts and positive vibes go to the victims and their families. I don't even know where to start on this issue. Honestly. It saddens ...
Carolena Trissel8 months ago
How to Start a Political Campaign
I know it may sound difficult but I assure you, the steps necessary to start a political campaign are easier than you think. If you follow the important steps below, use common sense, and immerse your...
Robyn Thomas8 months ago
My Initial Reactions: Charlottesville, VA
I want to start by saying this is a very emotional piece for me that I wrote on Aug 17, 2017. According to Aljazeera, at 1:42 PM on August 12 a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting against a g...
Help Save Our Oceans
Going to the beach has been something that I enjoy doing every day and night. I have learned so much about life just from going to the beach and always had a passion for studying marine biology. We al...
Hanin Najjar8 months ago
Gun Violence Walkout
In light of the high school shooting in Parkland FL, that took the lives of 17 students Pacific University students, faculty and staff joined over 3000 schools in the national March for Our Lives Walk...
Katie Healy8 months ago
Unpaid Parking Meters
The fifth gunshot was still ringing in the hallway rafters when they latched the stall door shut behind them. He’d never been in the girl's bathroom at the high school before and she hadn't seen him s...