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Ahead of Black History Month, consider what you take for granted

It’s our responsibility to participate in an active and ongoing process of learning, unlearning and relearning.

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Kill your guilty pleasures

We shouldn’t feel guilty about enjoying things – and people should examine why they dislike things that are ‘cringe.’

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An atheist’s experience at Lutheran Campus Ministry

It wasn’t a conversion experience, and it didn’t need to be. I was content enough to learn about a religion and group I knew little about — to replace my own expectations of rigidity with real, complex and kind people of faith. 

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Letter from the Forum editors

As the semester begins, here are some changes to the Forum section.

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AAVE and learning to speak like yourself

Because I was Black, I thought using AAVE was fine. I had as much a claim to these words as anyone else. But that wasn’t my voice.

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WU group chats and the online bystander effect

If it’s true that large group chats can be a place to uplift one another and create community, it must follow that these spaces are capable of doing damage and normalizing insensitivity, and they do so often.

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A reflection on the aftermath of the Chauvin verdict

That anyone believed, even for a moment, that a guilty verdict (or even three of them) would resolve centuries of injustice, mourning and murder proves that many of you do not know what America looks like.

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Maybe there’s something we can learn from the wellness days

When the University rolled out its plan for the spring semester and its wellness days, I was among the skeptics. Knowing the struggles of last semester, I was not optimistic about three days—let alone two—being able to replace what Spring Break does for students’ mental health and rejuvenation.  Then, the week of the wellness days […]

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You, too, may be a tool of imperialism

The frame of mind that led Kristen Gray to exploit Bali is not dissimilar from the mindset of American tourists in countries that seem “exotic,” exciting, and non-permanent after the vacation weekend is over.

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Doing the math on last semester

So instead of GPA, let’s look at some other numbers that more accurately summarize the wellbeing of students during last semester.

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