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10 things I wish I knew before senior year

The time is approaching for seniors to graduate. I asked a couple of seniors what are some things or advice you have learned throughout your journey to becoming senior   You should never feel intimidated…



Photo courtesy of Leire Cullum | Leire Cullum considered going to graduate school so that she could perfect her craft as a journalist, but she is taking a break after graduation to prepare.

Going grad?

Considering graduate school after undergrad Getting to the end of your undergraduate career is a major milestone, and the question that comes next is: “Am I really finished with school?”   Going to graduate school…


Photo courtesy of Bri Temple | Bri Temple is decorating a separate cap to use in her upcoming graduation photos that will be worn after commencement to “get around” the rule of no decorated caps.

The dilemma with decorating graduation caps

It’s graduation season and seniors are getting ready for their big day. Graduation is the symbolic tradition at which seniors celebrate a milestone: finishing college and beginning their careers. However, the current issue concerning the…



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Black Card Revoked

There comes a time in an African-American’s life when they are questioned about their “blackness.” Stereotypically, black people like fried chicken, kool-aid and many other sugary or high- calorie foods. But not every African American likes the typical “black”…


Photo courtesy of Jasmine Williamson | Leire Cullum celebrates Black History Month every month by keeping up with current events in the African-American community, eating soul food and talking with her grandmother about growing up in segregated schools.

Every day should be a celebration

Acknowledging achievements for the past, present and future   February is known as Black History Month, but African- Americans shouldn’t feel confined to celebrate the success of our ancestors, peers and young people for just…


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Dear Black Girl…

Dear black girl,   Be proud of your full lips, dark skin, and curvy features. Besides, everyone else pays for it. Understand that your uniqueness is a gift from above and there is nothing like…


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Freshmen Corner: I’m Black and I’m Proud

Young African-American men and women often get criticized about their skin color. But as young adults, they realize their true meaning and the beauty of the skin they’re in. When did you realize the beauty…