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Chick-fil-a is Ruffling Some Feathers

Chick-fil-a is Ruffling Some Feathers

Lexi Kayser, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Chick-fil-A has been the source of a lot of conflict lately, finding its name among newspaper headlines, Twitter trends and on the tip of most food-lovers’ (and politics lovers’) tongues.   Who knew something as simple as chicken could cause so much controversy?   Unless, of co...

I’m Here, I’m Queer, I’m… Christian?

I’m Here, I’m Queer, I’m… Christian?

Lenya Goda, Contributor

September 4, 2019

In case you hadn’t guessed from the title, I am part of a small minority that identifies both as queer or LGBTQ+, and as Christian. However, you probably wouldn’t guess that I was a Christian from looking at me. As one of my coworkers from my summer job put it, “you don’t look like a Christian....

Why we should stop using the word homophobic

Why we should stop using the word homophobic

Lexi Kayser, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

Arachnophobia is the fear of spiders. Mysophobia is the fear of germs. Hemophobia is the fear of blood. And homophobia is the fear of...gay people? As an English major, I have lots of opinions when it comes to words, their roots, their meanings. I’m a total word geek, to be candid with you, and on...

Driving for Justice

Driving for Justice

Caroline Lipski, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

What started as an old delivery truck has grown into a network of four “mobile museums” with the mission of driving the conversation surrounding culture, race and identity. These mobile museums, dubbed The Justice Fleet, "foster healing through art, dialogue, and play,” said Amber Johnson, Ph.D., asso...

Marchers Brave the Cold for Women’s March 2019

Marchers Brave the Cold for Women’s March 2019

Photos: Riley Tovornik and Captions: Emma Carmody

January 25, 2019

Why Pride?

Why Pride?

Callie Calamla, Contributor

November 13, 2017

A brief history of pride community events: Recorded pride gatherings date back to 1969, when queer/LGBTQ+ people rioted in response to a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City. Since then, pride celebrations have ranged from designated pride months and pride parades to varying pride...

Halloween Party for Progress

Halloween Party for Progress

Mary Adcock, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

On Friday, Oct. 27, the St. Louis Worker’s Education Society (WES) hosted a punk-rock revolution-themed Halloween party at their headquarters on South Jefferson Avenue with a book sale and flea market.  People came dressed in costumes from popular culture and politics while lights and loud music cam...

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