Author: Ana Lopez

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Can We Separate Art from its Artist?

  Last week, I read an article discussing Nate Parker’s upcoming film “The Birth of a Nation” and the recent controversy that has surrounded the film due to its writer. Parker, the star, writer, director, […]

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I Lived With My Significant Other For a Summer: This Is What I Learned

My boyfriend and I have been dating for a little over 2 years and a half. Most of our relationship has been spent long distance, due to our different college locations, despite being from the […]

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How Do We Categorize “Terrorists”?

A tragedy occurs. Lives are lost. The media and government rush to investigate and understand what they can. Analysis occurs. Government officials either deem it an act of terror, an act of hate, or an […]

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WikiLeaks and The Uncensored Fight Against Our Government

This week WikiLeaks published over 1,000 emails from Hillary Clinton’s private email server which pertain to the Iraq War. The whistleblowing site released these emails in the midst of the FBI wrapping up their investigation of the […]

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An open letter to my home, The City Beautiful

This is not an essay about politics. I will not be politicizing the terrorism that has occurred in my home. This is not about gun control or Islamophobia. This is about love and hope. Which, […]

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“Sanders Fans, I Get Your Pain…”: A Response to The New York Times

The New York Times published an opinion piece this week addressed to Bernie Sanders fans and supporters everywhere. Its message was clear: a steadfast and divided America is not going to lead to a prosperous […]

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Beyonce’s Lemonade Isn’t Fresh

On April 23, Beyoncé dropped her highly anticipated visual album called “Lemonade,” causing the internet to officially go insane. The album, which she had assumingly been working on since September 2015, contains a number of […]