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Autism Awareness Month (Week #4): Getting Active on the Spectrum

Spring has finally sprung and none are more happy than Jordynn and Jocelynn.  Having children on the spectrum it is a challenge to find activities that are safe, welcoming and supportive of their needs.   514 more words

Advocacy for the end of gender norms

Gender norms are confusing, constrictive, and exhausting. They allow zero room for variety, independence, and individuality. We are born either a girl and a boy, therefore, we are destined to act, look, and feel a certain way according to our biological sex. 315 more words


I’m starting to set some long term, tentative goals for the next couple of years. They are particularly goals about community involvement on campus, and patient advocacy in the chronic illness arena. 426 more words

College After Craniotomy

Shame Me Not

I must admit, despite being plagued with a mental illness, I really don’t care what other people think about it. But I think it quite uncommon for very many to feel that they are not defective. 474 more words


Plants Feel Pain

There are times when a person may justify their meat-eating habits by saying that plants feel pain, and that if vegans were so concerned about the suffering of other living beings, vegans wouldn’t murder plants either.   640 more words


Bread & Honey and Traffic Calming Too

The new Bread and Honey bagel, bread, and coffee shop at 809 Madison Ave. hosted a recent meeting on Madison Avenue Traffic Calming. The proprietor, Naomi, having had a near-death experience in the “Bermuda Triangle” (intersection of Quail and Madison Ave.), was very interested in the proposed re-do of Madison Ave. 242 more words


Climbing the Ladder

I’ve heard it all the time. “You’re crazy, you’re not going anywhere in life,” Well, they’re wrong. That simple. We’ve seen it all over the place. 395 more words