Op Ed: Why Food is a Radical Force

We’re living in a time with precious little joy. Millions have lost their jobs, forcing them to rely on unattainable and unsustainable government benefits; students have been sent home from school, turning parents into teachers or students into workers as a result; everyone has been cut off from friends and family, creating an epidemic of […]

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Police Reform within Dutchess County

The current condition of the United States has been nothing short of divided since the State of Emergency was announced in March of 2020. With the politicization of mask-wearing and quarantine, and the ever increasing national coronavirus cases, the presidential election has only succeeded in further dividing the country. Rampant chaos of the pandemic and […]

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Uighurs Under Persecution

In the past three decades, a new stereotype emerged to victimize over 1.8 billion peoplebecause of their religion, Islam. While not every Muslim is directly exposed to this stereotype daily, many actions have been taken to discriminate against Muslims around the world. This includes the travel ban placed on seven Muslim countries under the Trump […]

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Once upon a Colonial Time: The Story of White Environmentalism

Patagonia and Blundstone clad, mason jar toting activists make up the image of the environmentalist today. Stereotypical? Yes. But true? Also yes. White, college educated, and middle class– these are the individuals who have come to represent the majority of the environmentalist movement.  As we learn to maneuver our lives through a COVID-19 ridden reality, […]

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What has been Accomplished 1208 Days Later

President Trump’s election promises claimed to make a stronger and greater America. But has his administration kept those promises? No. instead of making a stronger America, Trump Administration is chaotically attempting to dismantle and nullify all the policies that were implemented by his predecessor, President Obama. In his campaign, President Trump blustered to change the […]

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Art as Activism

This is my home, this thin edge of barbed wire, but the skin of the Earth is seamless, the sea cannot be fenced, el mar does not stop at borders (…)  This land was Mexican once, was Indian always, and will be again.”  Gloria Anzaldúa Art has been an impactful form of activism throughout history, […]

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Census 101

What is the census? The U.S. census counts the population of all 50 states, Washington D.C., and U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). The census is mandated by the Constitution and conducted every 10 years by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan […]

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School in the Era of COVID-19

It’s undeniable that COVID-19 has had far reaching impacts. From the loss of thousands of jobs to the simple inability to go out for a cup of coffee, the virus has changed the very way we are used to living. The condition of life in not only the United States, but the world changes from […]

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