Was Cassian Andor Anything Like Me? Negotiating Mexicanity in Star Wars

by Viri Garcia I grew up watching minorities and characters of color die on screen. Most often, these were African Americans. Every time my mom and I would watch a movie with African American characters, such as Scary Movie, The … Continue reading Was Cassian Andor Anything Like Me? Negotiating Mexicanity in Star Wars

Being Habesha in a Black and White World: A Racial Identity Crisis

By Abigail Mengesha Racial identity was never a problem when I lived in Ethiopia. I recognized and understood my ethnicity, and that was enough. However, once I moved to the United States to receive higher education, questions regarding my racial … Continue reading Being Habesha in a Black and White World: A Racial Identity Crisis

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Godlessness: are church and state really separate in the law?

By Michael Alban As easy as it is to comment on the spectacle that is Donald Trump,    we seem to have forgotten that he does not have a monopoly on the curious and sometimes questionable aspects of our presidential race. … Continue reading Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Godlessness: are church and state really separate in the law?

Politics or Reality TV? Debates are nothing but profit motivated media spectacles

 by Aelya Ehtasham and Yana Makuwa   The stage. The bright lights. The crowds that conduct themselves like they’re, according to Bret Baier, “somewhere between a library and a Red Wings game.” These elements of the debates seem to call … Continue reading Politics or Reality TV? Debates are nothing but profit motivated media spectacles