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.

Dr. Williams10 months ago
Is This the Shape of Things to Come?
As the soft gentle summer breeze flows, it is hard to imagine all the horror taking place in today's modern world. It seems mankind has really done it this time. Many of us especially baby boomers hav...
Bailey K10 months ago
What Is the Point of Zero-Waste?
Is it the right way to save the environment?
Bailey K10 months ago
Banning Straws Will Not Save the Oceans
The removal from straws from cities or chain coffee shops isn't a substantial enough difference to make any real change, and the fixation on straws is honestly, just strange. While plastic straws are ...
Lily Hoffman10 months ago
Why Are Companies Getting Rid of Plastic Straws? The Answer Shocked Me
If you’re anything like me, from the time you wake up to the time you go to bed you’re sipping on coffee, tea, or red wine. Try as I might, no amount of Crest Whitestrips can keep up with my drinking ...
Lewis Convery10 months ago
An Era of Censorship?
I stumbled across an article while wandering online yesterday and it scared me a little. I’ll cover why and the implications I think we have seen, are seeing, and will continue to see in regards to th...
Robert Wells10 months ago
Overcoming Phone Anxiety Through Civic Engagement
Most of my friends know that I suffer from debilitating phone anxiety. Having to call someone I don't personally know makes all of my muscles tense up, and asking for something over the phone is often...
Sam P.10 months ago
Immigration
"Go back to where you came from!" "Immigrants are taking our jobs!" "Immigrants will cause the downfall of America." These are things that a lot of us, immigrants, hear on a daily basis. What do we do...
Eleanor Noyce10 months ago
The Politics of Being Queer: How the LGBTQ+ Community Swapped Protests for Parties
On June 28, 1970, the Christopher Street Liberation Parade marked the first anniversary of the Stonewall riots. The first 'Gay Pride March' encompassed the fifty-one blocks between the Stonewall Inn a...
Iria Vasquez-Paez10 months ago
How Long Does It Take Plastic to Biodegrade?
Plastic takes approximately 450 years to decompose according to a Google search. Plastic items can take 1,000 years to decompose in landfills. Landfills consequently are not the best way to take care ...
Katie Pevreall10 months ago
A Message to White People: Racism Is Alive and Well in the LGBTQ+ Community
This is a message to White people, detailing what everyone else already knows: racism is alive and well in the LGBTQ+ community. It’s often presumed that if someone is a member of one of society’s mar...
mina johnson10 months ago
My Experience at March 4 Our Lives LA
17. Students. Teachers. Children. Parents. Siblings. Loved ones. Killed. February 14, Valentine's Day. A day to tell the people you love just how much they mean to you. But, on February 14, 2018 in Pa...
Katie Pevreall10 months ago
Pride Is the Protest, Not the After Party
Pride has come to be an annual beacon of hope for the LGBTQ+ community, a place for us to celebrate our identities, a safe space to express ourselves, supposedly without fear of repercussions. With su...
The Thing About Homelessness and the Rejected Products of a Broken System
The thing about homelessness is that it is a product of a blatantly inefficient society. Few in power recognize it as an existing problem or something they can help solve. But the sooner we acknowledg...
The Environmental Hazards of Chemical Pollution
Chemical pollution exists. Some right-leaning people would like to deny this exists. This type of pollution can affect soil, water, and the air itself. Organic pollutants serve as endocrine disruptors...
The End of the World
While an apocalyptic event is not newsworthy, we humans are great at one thing: destroying our planet. Star visitors laugh at our ignorance daily. In the United States, at least, we are not tackling c...
Jenna Deedya year ago
Want to Save Marine Life? Let's Ban the Plastics
Right now, our oceans need more help than ever. This is because recent studies have shown that there tens, if not, thousands of pieces of plastic products that floating around in the oceans. Yet, the ...
Dylan Raea year ago
Sissy That Protest: The Political Power of Drag
Drag has been used as a form of protest for decades with drag queen and activist Marsha P. Johnson taking a prominent role in the Stonewall Riots of 1969. Ever since, drag has been a big middle finger...
Beth Gibbonsa year ago
The Townhouse Issue in Ottawa
There is a large issue happening in Ottawa that does not seem to be getting much attention at the moment. It certainly isn't getting any attention from government and is getting not much attention fro...