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Self-Care Miniseries Day 5: Take A Trip

Welcome to our fifth and final installment of our Self-Care miniseries! This week we've tackled different ways to regroup and recenter, with our latest tip boasting the benefits of meditation. Because it is Friday, and we wanted the last installment of this series to be fun, I wanted to cover one of my personal favorite … Continue reading Self-Care Miniseries Day 5: Take A Trip

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Self-Care Miniseries Day 4: Meditate.

Today marks the fourth installment of our Self-Care miniseries! Yesterday we discussed how doing the things you love and treating yourself increases positivity and in turn, productivity. We're getting closer and closer to the weekend and it’s at around this point that we start getting frustrated with little inconveniences, and we're just ready for the … Continue reading Self-Care Miniseries Day 4: Meditate.

Self-Care Miniseries Day 3: Pamper Yourself.

Happy Wednesday! We left off yesterday talking about the importance of diet and exercise, and how as young adults it's a crucial time to take care of our bodies in the midst of working hard to build for our future. As we reach the midpoint of our Self-Care miniseries, we get a little more broad … Continue reading Self-Care Miniseries Day 3: Pamper Yourself.

Self-Care Miniseries Part 2: Rejuvenate Yourself.

Welcome to Day 2 of our Self-Care miniseries! Yesterday we talked about the importance of getting rest, and how even going a day without proper sleep can affect even the smallest tasks that you face daily. Today we go a step further than that, and talk about something that takes a bit more effort, but … Continue reading Self-Care Miniseries Part 2: Rejuvenate Yourself.

Self-Care Miniseries Part 1: Get Rest.

Welcome to the first installment of our self-care miniseries! In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, sometimes it’s hard to remember that there is no movement if there is no “us.” It is imperative that we take care of our physical and mental well-being. While one may think that s/he is sabotaging his … Continue reading Self-Care Miniseries Part 1: Get Rest.

People’s Climate Movement Rises Up Against Trump Administration

It has been a sad year for the environment as the Trump administration continues to send out executive orders, with the latest rolling back Obama-era climate protections. President Trump visited the Environmental Protection agency yesterday to sign an order rewriting rules regarding U.S. carbon emissions and other environmental regulations. It also flags Obama's Clean Power … Continue reading People’s Climate Movement Rises Up Against Trump Administration

The Flint Water Crisis: Update

Sasha Avonna Bell. This is the name of the 19-year-old woman who was one of the first to file a lawsuit in connection with the Flint water crisis, where she claimed her child had been lead poisoned. On April 19th, she was found shot to death in her home along with another woman. Just three … Continue reading The Flint Water Crisis: Update

The Price of Black Lives, and Why It Matters

Washington Post reported yesterday that the City of Cleveland has agreed to pay $6 million to the family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy who was shot and killed by city police in November of 2014. His estate will receive $5.5 million, and his mother and sister will receive $250,000 each. No one on the … Continue reading The Price of Black Lives, and Why It Matters

Prairie View Street Now Officially Renamed “Sandra Bland Parkway”

In ceremonies Friday, University Drive signs leading to Prairie View A&M University were replaced with Sandra Bland Parkway signs in memory of university graduate Sandra Bland, who was pulled over and arrested last summer and died in police custody. The ceremony, which mayor Frank D. Jackson attempted to cancel the day before, was attended by approximately … Continue reading Prairie View Street Now Officially Renamed “Sandra Bland Parkway”

When Your Brother Puts You On A Short Story Challenge

You never know what can happen on a phone call with your sibling. Especially mine! Earlier today he brought out some really old short stories that he wrote when he was in school, and after laughing about how corny they were the conversation took a competitive turn. He thinks he can write a better story than me. … Continue reading When Your Brother Puts You On A Short Story Challenge