The push to suspend the study abroad program at the University of Haifa unfairly targets Israel and Jewish students, ignores the similar human rights violations of other countries, and denies students a chance to learn in a multicultural environment.
There is an unwritten rule that all socially conscious individuals know to be true: One may not ever question the shyness of another. How rude! We have been conditioned into this understanding; reservedness is still considered less than socially acceptable, but, nevertheless, admirable. This is not to say there is
CW: sexual assault Sept. 28 was a whirlwind I’ll never forget. Over the span of 12 hours, the country watched as a Supreme Court nominee and his accuser testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. It was heart-wrenching; Christine Blasey Ford’s harrowing account of sexual assault at the hands of a
In 2005, Uncle Peck and Aunt Viv’s home in New Orleans faced the catastrophic epicenter of Hurricane Katrina’s wrath. They and their daughter, Heidi, just a year or two older than me, lost everything. We collected our toys, lots of stuffed animals, action figures, legos, robots, DVDs, and shipped them