There are a few reasons why I started to read “I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban”: Malala Yousafzai is 20 years old now, and it’s pretty cool that I’m reading about the story and accomplishments of someone who’s the same age as me. She was […]

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It is a scary time to be a Muslim, and it’s an even scarier time to be a Muslim woman of color. This election season, harmful rhetorics about these aspects of my identity are spewed around mindlessly by politicians. The most disappointing part about this is the support they garner and the racist voices that […]

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I grew up in a typical Jewish household: Hebrew school on Sundays, Bat Mitzvah at age 13, secretly knowing Santa wasn’t real before it was cool. However, despite my Jewish upbringing, I never personally believed in God. It always created a slight paradox in my existence, because despite my personal skepticism, religion has always been […]

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During winter break, I found myself in the hospital for a short stay after having had knee surgery. During that stay, I watched an absurd amount of awful television. Fox’s daytime talk show, “The Real,” was on the list. “The Real” follows the same format as other daytime talk shows such as the legendary “The […]

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During my junior year of high school, I remember seeing a cartoon of a map that was comfortably politically incorrect. It showed Canada as the land of “[expletive] music and bears” and South America as the place for “drugs and supermodels.” I knew that this map was a joke, ignoring the brilliance of every country […]

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