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News Appetizers: Frustrations with The Man Edition

On this Friday afternoon – whether you’re lamenting the cost of putting gas in your car, or maybe you’ve received new work wardrobe requirements, and you know, orange MusicTown aprons really don’t suit you – there’s just one thing to do…

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Crosspost: Rocking (and Flapping) at 1000 Revolutions a Minute

[Content warning: mentions of ableism; censored use of the r-word; abusive treatment] I made it down to an Occupy/Decolonize site! I am in the DC area this week for a variety of things. So Tuesday afternoon I went down to the site at McPherson Square for a couple of hours. It was significant for me in […]

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When it Happens Here

I am writing this post just minutes after I got back from a rally regarding the events at the University of California, Davis on Friday. The rally is still going strong, and I anticipate that the quad, usually a place for a leisurely lunch or game of Frisbee, will continue to be humming with activity […]

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Occupy Wall Street: Where We At, In Three Acts

mcduh @questlove sayin he saw hundreds of riot cops on South St, Manhattan bout 1hr ago. #occupywallst@DiceyTroop are yall aware of anything? DiceyTroop   @mcduh @questlove all quiet at the Park. What did you see questo? Maybe Batman stuff?

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Perspectives

Middle Class Dreams: A College Education

I can clearly remember a phone call I had with my mom five years ago, when I was still a junior in college. She was telling me the great news that she was getting promoted from an on-call mail route carrier to a permanent position but I begged her to not take it. “Please, just […]

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Politics

Hey, America? Life Sucks. Welcome to the Real World.

Noreen Malone, in writing for New York Magazine, has a wonderful image in describing the post-recession world our generation finds ourselves in: “A majority of Americans say, for the first time ever, that this generation will not be better off than its parents. And so we find ourselves living among the scattered ashes and spilled red […]

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Politics

Don’t EVEN Get Me Started, Mythical Bootstraps College Student

This photo’s been kicking around Facebook for the past few days. The first time I saw it, it miffed me. The second time, it aggravated me. Times three and four I was angry. And now that I’ve seen the photo posted, shared, and tagged a half a dozen times, I’m enraged; which is where this […]