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She could tell by their hoots and hollers that Evangel Christian’s baseball team had just won the state championship, but as the high school boys clamored up the bleachers to cheer on their girls, a young Lily Tanski drowned out the noise.

“They were cheering as loud as...

In a year, Hashem Zahrani will return to his wife, his three-year-old daughter and his home in Saudi Arabia with an American public education and a higher-paying job.

“He’s trying to get his degree so when he goes back home he can give them a better life,” said Zahrani’...

 “Emma, have you seen this anywhere else?”

She said she didn’t think so. I looked up at the monitor again.

“För din sökerhot, var uppmärksan på risken för ficktjuvar.”

For your safety, please be aware of the risk for pickpockets.

We were transferring to the blue line, abou...

“Hey, Hey!” a fruit vendor called to me in the Hötorget square. I had my notepad in one hand and walked around with sort of a clouded gaze. I hate fruit. The texture… something about it… it gives me goosebumps. I can’t eat it. But I had an assignment to complete and a...

We stumbled down the street, poking our heads into a line of cabs, one by one. “5 to Boson.” “No, sorry, I can’t do that.” The last one gave in. “You have to be sneaky about it. The guys behind me are Shiites and they will call my boss.” He was an American, like us, he...

Good conversation comes in waves with Yessin, cresting somewhere between the personal and political. I bring up immigration. “Fuck Norway” is his response, and he has three reasons, carefully prepared.

The first, he says, is for “not giving a shit” about the refugees. O...

While the caveman’s quest to become a guardian of his society may not be entirely realistic in a world of unforeseen challenges, it can be duly noted that history has shown us her share of guardians. One such guardian is Fannie Lou Hamer, a working-class, Black woman f...

Their paws scraping the top of a picnic table in an enduring fight for attention, two poodles - better known as the divas of the dog park - stop to bask in the Sunday afternoon sun.

Their owners call them the Curly Girlies, a name that fits their dog-park profession: “t...

For an artist or a child to wish to emulate who they read in novels or see on televisions is natural, but what is often overlooked in this singular, harmless behavior is a cycle, fueled by prejudicial forces, in which media representation both thwarts and is thwarted b...

CANTON, Miss. – Nissan final line technician Travis Paras said he was there when his coworker Derrick Whiting was killed on the job two Septembers ago.

“They said that we were lying about what happened that night,” Paras said, referring to an anti-union video screened b...

The courtroom scene in Albert Camus’ The Stranger, in which a particular reporter stood out among his colleagues, staring directly at Meursault as if to reflect his image, raised a question that I have been asking for a while now: what is objectivity? By analyzing Meur...

Representation is important. Virginia Woolf, in her thoughtful, sort of circular way, creates a world in which women and men exist on an equal plane – a world that can only exist when and if women are granted the same economic, educational, and domestic freedoms as men...

In its demolition of a status quo and in its institution of a new order, the force of revolution makes space for the evolution of thought. With revolution, then, comes a multitude of revolutionary thinkers – one of them being Karl Marx and another being Walt Whitman –...

Revolution cannot afford the great cost of division. This is a truth that has revealed itself in not only the war that built our nation, but in the acts of resistance meant to keep that very nation from crumbling atop its democratic foundations. While revered by many,...

Self-consciousness, in its truest, unadulterated form, is a privilege that only befalls the hands of a lucky few. Without oppressors, people in power each have the luxury of attaining for themselves a sense of wholeness; they do not have to build a disjointed façade of...

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