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The Secret to Talking Sports with Any Man  

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After watching the first Eagles football Sunday of the season this year, I got home and turned on the late afternoon game. I opened up the Twitter app on my phone, and I checked… Continue reading

An Open Letter to Stephen A. Smith  

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Dear Mr. Smith, I have spent the past few days entrenched in the media coverage of the 2 game suspension of Ray Rice. I am a sports fan, and I am a survivor… Continue reading

#YesAllWomen: Violence at the Intersections

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#YesAllWomen is a collection of this same story over and over and over again. Individually, these stories and experiences are actually a collective experience. Women are objectified, treated as property, and physically and… Continue reading

On Why I Love the Spelling Bee

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Yesterday, two new co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee were named. Sriram Hathwar, an eighth-grader from Painted Post, New York and Ansun Sujoe, a seventh-grader from Fort Worth, Texas won the title… Continue reading

A Culture Without Violence

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A couple of years ago, I started a new journey as a doctoral student. In doing so, I know I have joined a new community. The people I see every day do not… Continue reading

In Search of Thieves: A Review of Don Argott’s The Art of the Steal

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In high school, my psychology teacher ran an activity in which everyone wrote down on a piece of paper a crime they would commit if guaranteed they wouldn’t get caught. I don’t remember… Continue reading

Opening Day

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For me, the start of a new sports season is about hope. Each season brings with it a fresh start, a time when the disappointment of bottom of the ninth inning losses haven’t… Continue reading

Are We What We Tweet?

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Twitter provides a platform upon which opinions feel safe. We are shielded by a screen, and we Tweet things we might normally not say out loud. I set up my own Twitter account… Continue reading

Transforming Grief into Art: An Interview with Artist Katie Ruiz

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RAW:Natural Born Artists features Katie Ruiz of Paloma Art. She sat down with Delen Arts to talk identity, emotion, and the creative process. Ruiz’s work will show at Public Assembly February 21 and 22.… Continue reading

A Woman’s Guide to Man Up

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Echoing the reality of coming of age in America, Man Up addresses aspects of race and racism, of skin color, of sexuality, of masculinity, of femininity, and of love. Carlos Andrés Gómez uses… Continue reading

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