Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

Last week, I read Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions. The book is about feminism if that’s not clear already.A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie’s letter of response. A compilation of 15 tips, Dear Ijeawele goes right to … Continue reading Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

How to make a change?

19-year-old political science major from Manhattan Beach, Celine Bookin has done the unthinkable, unimaginable, inconceivable. Gathering fellow Berkeley classmates, Bookin founded the Berkeley Conservative Society. Not only that, she invited the Cal Democrats to a series of debates ranging from healthcare, economic policies, and climate change. The scene was very un-Berkeley-eqsue: no security guards or police officers in sight, no protest, no fights. A simple, civil … Continue reading How to make a change?

Terrorist Is Not Spelled M-U-S-L-I-M

When you read a dictionary definition, you think of it as the final verdict: perfectly accurate and abiding. But words are more ambiguous than that; they adjust and evolve over time. ‘Terrorist’ is a perfect paragon of this. According to the Oxford dictionary, the definition of a terrorist is, “a person who uses terrorism in the pursuit of political claims.” But lately, whenever the word … Continue reading Terrorist Is Not Spelled M-U-S-L-I-M

Hans and Ola Rosling: How not to be ignorant about the world

I found the video quite perceptive and interesting because the ideas that the video touches on are quite prevalent in today’s society.  I couldn’t believe the results of the survey conducted by Hans Rosling. It was a bit disappointing and I was shocked to see that so many people in first world countries had let themselves become convinced that they were suffering horribly, and that … Continue reading Hans and Ola Rosling: How not to be ignorant about the world

Milo YianNOpoulos

Imagine a barren world where hateful posters inscribed with derogatory and demeaning messages span your horizon. You find people screeching, jeering, and crying with frustration. You find yourself stuck in the middle of a herd of people and they seem to creep ever so slowly towards a lone figure. The shrieks and screams get obnoxiously louder and your eardrums seem to give away. As you … Continue reading Milo YianNOpoulos