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What not to wear: Offensive costumes and mascots

October is the time of year for tricks, treats, and colorful costumes. But it would not be Halloween without a few racist, sexist and all-around offensive costumes. So what costumes are offensive? A few disrespectful…

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The problem with cultural appropriation

Cultural appropriation is mostly unknown to people today even though it has been around for centuries. Many cultures have formed due to cultural appropriation, and cultural scientists have a variety of views on the subject….

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Help us recover!

Puerto Rico is in need of help in time of devastation and destruction and Winthrop students are getting involved. Hurricane Maria is regarded as the worst natural disaster to hit the islands of Dominica, including…

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What’s going on in Catalonia?

Tensions between Spain and Catalonia, a Spanish region known for its pride in its culture, broil following the unofficial Oct. 1 Catalan referendum that called for independence. The Oct. 1 referendum is the most recent…

Photo courtesy of Tori Hammond, Vice President of Public Relations for the Multicultural Student Union | MSC volunteering at the Hospital House of Charlotte.

Multicultural Student Union: Giving all students a voice

The Multicultural Student Council serves many purposes for Winthrop students. Acting as a programming board, education group, and leadership opportunity, the MSC’s objective is to “make available to the Winthrop University student body opportunities for…

My Home Too poster

My home too

With President Trump talking about potentially phasing out  the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act- commonly known as the DREAM Act- Winthrop University sororities Zeta Phi Beta and Zeta Sigma Chi are hosting a cultural…

Photo courtesy of Alyssa Washington | (Pictured from left to right) Dr. Adam Glover, Mrs. Victoria Uricoechea, and Mrs. Laure Mauffray. Glover, Igor, Mauffray, and Uricoechea have taught for a combined 31 years at Winthrop.

Bilingual professors at WU

The Department of World Languages and Cultures here at Winthrop University provides students with many opportunities to learn about not only a new language, but also a new culture and a new global perspective. The…

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Feel Your Boobs

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Set up an early detection plan and encourage your friends and family to do the same! Each October, Americans raise awareness for breast cancer, the disease that affects one…


Policing and Race in The United States: A Discussion

The Policing and Race event, held by the John C. West Forum examined the relationship between law enforcement officers and the communities of color that they serve.   The panelists discussed the ongoing point of…

Photo courtesy of Zuri Anderson | Tyrone B. Hayes, Ph.D, believes that one has a duty to act when they learn something important about the welfare of others, such as atrazine exposure to minority workers and communities.

The atrazine and the frog

Biologist shares how his childhood love for frogs led to the discovery of an environmental injustice   Winthrop invited Tyrone B. Hayes, an integrative biology professor at the University of California at Berkeley, to Dina’s…