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News

PoC News in America: Baltimore Uprising Edition

This week in PoC News, we stand with Baltimore and the many solidarity marches across the nation highlighting the centuries of violence against black people in the U.S.

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News

Friday News Bites: #SOTU15, Yemen + More

President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday had its fair share of highlights, and we’ve also got updates on the situation in Yemen, a found Mars lander, and much more. It’s time for Friday News Bites…

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News

Friday News Bites: Police Misconduct, Human Rights + More

Greetings, Persephoneers. We have a varied roundup of news stories this week, but still quite a bit about police misconduct. Let’s get started, and we’ll end on an up-note, I promise.

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is Your Brain on Engineering

Some schools may be on Passover/spring break this week, but misogyny didn’t take the week off. Instead, we’ve learned that young girls think it’s normal to be sexually harassed, that even women who become CEOs aren’t exempt from harassment, and that we shouldn’t try to earn the same wages as men if we ever want […]

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is Going for the Gold

So many people have medalled in Misogyny this week! I’m not giving them medals, though. More like epic stink-face. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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Crossposts

Let’s Talk About Poverty

You may or may not have heard of Linda Walther Tirado. Her essay, “Why I make Terrible Decisions or Poverty Thoughts,” was published by various Internet outlets and gained a lot of attention. Early media pieces focused on Tirado’s piece as giving a voice to the working poor. Tirado had two GoFundMe accounts: one set […]

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News

Midweek News: We’ve Been Here Before

Do you ever feel like the news just keeps repeating itself? I mean, if it bleeds, it leads, but I’m beginning to notice a pattern of something a little deeper here. Let’s see if you see the same thing.

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Science

Science News: 9/10/13

Some of the greatest videos you will ever watch are in this week’s edition of science news (and only one of them will make you feel dirty). Plus, we’ve got the latest news from Mars, volcanoes in unexpected places, and P-Mag readers will be excited to learn the identity of the “best living science communicator.” […]

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News

News Appetizers Work Overtime

When you’re pulling loads of overtime, the news, even the bad news, feels a bit like a break. You need more copy changes? That’s okay! Things could be worse!

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Op Ed

Polly Nichols and the Republican Platform

Here’s one thing I think we all know: I want to be a writer. I’m working on something else right now, but the next novel I’ll be concentrating on is a paranormal historical concerning the Whitechapel murders of 1888. This means I had to do a lot of research into the time period, including the […]

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Travel

Being a TCK: Privilege

It wasn’t until I recently hung out with some fellow TCKs that I realized that this topic, although very uncomfortable to discuss, ought to be brought up. As much as TCKs can relate to the cultures in which they grow up – the ones that aren’t their “home” cultures – that does not make them […]

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Food

Food: Much and Little

When you see that spot of gray fur on a loaf of bread, do you: A) ignore it and eat the bread anyway, B) pick off the mold and keep the rest of the loaf, or C) throw away the entire loaf of bread?  Depending on your current situation, your choice may change. Consider this: […]

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News

Acts of Desperation: Violence Enacted, Violence Taken

We don’t kill our children. We love our children. We fight for our children. But we believe in fighting for our children not just through the 9 months to make sure that a woman’s right to birth justice is ensured. We want to make sure that women have the necessary support to be good parents. […]

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Pop Culture

My Higher Education Panic, or How “Larry Crowne” Induced a Minor Breakdown

A few months ago, while he was underwhelming the rest of the world, Tom Hanks’ most recent character, fiftysomething college student/Julia Roberts-seducer Larry Crowne, sent me into a downward spiral. Maybe not a full-blown nervous breakdown, but certainly an unbecoming, hyperventilating, snot-and-tears meltdown. (To quote Ethan Hawke in one of my favourite films, “Do you […]

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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 […]