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Making change: The $20 turns toward equality

Making change: The $20 turns toward equality

The catalyst making the biggest change to our currency since 1929 started with some housekeeping. The Advanced Counterfeit Deterrence program was established to stay ahead of counterfeiting, which is the primary driver for currency redesign. In June 2013, the ACD recommended to the secretary of the treasury, Jacob Lew, that the $10 note be the […]

Love Your Body workshop educates body love when the world tells you to hate it

Love Your Body workshop educates body love when the world tells you to hate it

With today’s easily accessible technology, people are constantly being barraged with images that influence how they think they should look. Am I thin enough? Does my hair have a natural shine?  Is my skin clear? The pressure to fit society’s concept of beautiful can be a heavy additional burden to an already stressful life. MSU […]

Separate But Equal

Separate But Equal

The rest as they say, is history. If the past is what truly sets the context for what will be the present and the future, then America is exactly what it should be. America is as it has always been, a nation divided. Sadly, it is a nation still divided at its core by race […]

Red hair and nail polish in a male dominated field

Red hair and nail polish in a male dominated field

If you would have told me upon my high school graduation that working for the Geek Squad would provide me the drive and confidence that I lacked at the time, I wouldn’t have believed you. Yet, the negative attitude that surrounds women in technical fields all over the world became all too real for me. […]

I can’t read that. I’m a ______ (insert gender here)

I can’t read that. I’m a ______ (insert gender here)

“Please put a non-girly cover on your book so I can read it. – signed, A Guy” This, from a tweet by teen author Maureen Johnson. So how did the Johnson respond? With this brilliant challenge to her 70k+ (at the time) Twitter followers: an end to gender-specific book covers. Imagine picking up Game of […]

Baby beaten to death: social construction of gender

Baby beaten to death: social construction of gender

I recently heard about a 17-month-old toddler, Roy Jones, being beaten to death by his mother’s boyfriend. I was sickened, not just because of the brutality toward an innocent child but also because of the boyfriend’s mindset; he beat the child because the child was acting feminine.