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Institutional Change & Identity: Unexpected Impact of the Arab Spring

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December of 2010 saw what would become a massive wave of demands for change throughout the Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) area. Governments were toppled, armies took over, and…

The Duchess of Windsor—How the IRS Helped Create Same Gender Marriage

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According to Roberta Kaplan, her attorney, Edie (Edith) Windsor surely didn’t know what was ahead of her. As a young, middle-class woman growing up in Philadelphia after the Depression and…

Sticks & Stones May Break My Bones, But My Words Will Build an Army Against Apartheid

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“I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live…

Colonialism: Dead or Rebranded? Re-Emerging Patterns of Destruction in the DRC

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At every level, the conflict within the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remains very complex. With over one hundred estimated rebel groups working both directly and indirectly in the Eastern…

A Charlie Brown Debut: Introduction to the First ‘Peanuts’ Member of Color

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Many people are familiar with the lovable beagle Snoopy and the other members of Charles M. Schulz’s ‘Peanuts’ comics. The series revolves around Charlie Brown, his friends, and the famous…

“3 out of 4 College Students Say They’re Stressed”: Anxiety and Depression on College Campuses

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“They’re free at last, but it’s a double-edged sword,” Jared is a 19-year-old undergraduate student studying Biology at a four-year university. Like many students, Jared had a hard time transitioning…