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Art is Vital to Activism, Progress

  The day after the inauguration, Lewis & Clark hosted a teach-in session on the presence of art in times of social activism. The presence of music during the social reforms of India during the 1950s-1960s, the solitary genius vs. the artistic collective, as well as the importance of solidarity and art made by those affected by prejudice were all ... Read More »

Protesting Fascism: As resistance continues, safety becomes important

“The fight against fascism continues as protests against Trump and his policies take place here and abroad.” The year 2017 is only a month old and already we have seen massive protests of Donald Trump’s administrative policies. The Women’s March, conducted both here and around the world, has been classified as the largest protest in American history as stated by ... Read More »

Where do we go from here? Finishing 2016

“An analysis of the state of sociopolitical discourse after the 2016 election.”   The 2016 presidential election has been one of the most verbally charged elections in history. It also appears to have played a part in what modern American political discourse looks like. Before, the figure of “the racist distant relative you only see during holidays” and “Facebook friends ... Read More »

Malheur verdict not severe enough

Earlier this year, brothers Ammond and Ryan Bundy  were two of many militants who seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon. They had occupied the land from Jan. 2 to Feb. 11 when officers made a final arrest. The group claimed their armed takeover of the land was to protest the federal ownership over the land, which ... Read More »

If Only…

Politically based website FiveThirtyEight has made their forecasts for this year’s presidential election using voters’ gender identities as a prediction tool. Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight took a moment to explain his research before explaining its significance: “. . . While we’re in something of a wait-and-see mode, one demographic split caught my eye. That was from a Public Religion Research ... Read More »

Dual-language programs will help communication and communities

“When it comes to education, there are two schools of thought–both meaning the same thing, but saying it in a different way.” The subject of dual-language education is a proposed program that has recently come into the legislative spotlight. In California, this program could become reality. However, even in California this is still a subject that divides many residents especially ... Read More »

It’s not just a phase: rigid gender distinctions frustrate children

IN A VIRAL Facebook video, 8-year-old Daisy Edmonds criticized gender specific marketing for children’s clothing in a UK Tesco. Daisy expressed justifiable annoyance when clothing in the section designated for boys encouraged imagination, adventure, and individuality while the section designated for girls was scant in anything other than statements grounded in beauty or glamour. “It’s unfair, because everyone thinks that girls ... Read More »