The Middle

I can very easily remember sitting on the long, bench-style seats in the cafeteria-slash-gymnasium of my elementary school. We were approaching the end of the school year, and all of the fifth graders were herded into the room so that we could listen to a guidance counselor from the district…

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In Our City

When I registered for AS.230.244 – Race and Ethnicity in American Society last fall, I thought I was merely signing up for a highly recommended three-credit sociology course that could fulfill some social science distribution requirements and also be pretty interesting and engaging. I didn’t realize how much I could learn from this…

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Look for the Helpers

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted…

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Alexa Does Public Transportation

I’m not sure if my relationship with public transportation can best be described as a fear or a struggle. I’m from a suburb of Pennsylvania, where I grew up mostly driving everywhere – a combination of my schedule and extracurricular activities and my mom’s willingness to make the round trip…

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