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Why Confederate Flags and Monuments Should Go: Hate Not Heritage

The Deep South is home to many Confederate flags and Civil War monuments of Confederate generals. In recent years, state and local governments have been making efforts to remove these homages to slavery from public […]

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Bringing Mental Health Into the Social Media Light

Now trending… There is a proliferation of mental health discussion across social media platforms, and it’s about time. I always wanted a chartreuse cast for my friends to sign in elementary school.  I wish I […]

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Four Lessons I’ve Learned Away From the Classroom & Out of the Office

My time-hop this morning was one of the last pictures I ever took as an undergraduate.  I was cripplingly hungover from our senior bar crawl the night before and riddled with anxiety by the uncertainty […]

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Liberty and Justice for Some: The Death Penalty in America

In my senior year of college, I took a class called American Violence, focusing heavily on the prevalence of capital punishment in the United States. At the time, my professor was doing work with a […]

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The Art of ‘Kaizen’: An Interview with Olympic Swimmer Brett Fraser

As a WASP (White Anglo Saxon Protestant) hailing from North Florida, there was never any question that I’d be taught how to swim.  I have not-so-fond memories of being dunked underwater at Coach Carroway’s swim […]

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Gambling with Happiness: What I’ve Learned From My Past Relationships

Have you ever allowed someone to gamble with your happiness? Whether it is a boss who makes your life difficult, a friendship that consumes too much of your energy or a relationship in which you […]