My friend had tried to show help by offering advice. But it took an accumulation of my own experiences -- and one night of pathetic self-pity -- to finally realize what I deserve and to start acting in healthier ways.
With SCOTUS's recent decision to make gay marriage a constitutional right in all states, it obviously became a landmark victory for the gay rights movement for people around the world.
For anyone who believes they're not worthy to live a life filled with anything but joy... this is for you. As for me, m...
It's college students like me who will be filling the ranks and file of press corps around the nation -- and it's us who will be shaping the discourse about the increasingly diverse America. It's my responsibility to educate myself.
When state revenues dip, those groups funded in areas where state officials have the most discretion often suffer more than other state-funded groups. It's expected. At the top of the list for many state officials is public higher education.
Sexual assault is so common that the vast majority of students will be affected by it in some way during their time in college.
Sexual violence can have such serious and lasting repercussions for survivors and bystanders alike that even one sexual assault is still too many.
Although the University of Virginia has gone through so much darkness this year, we have to remember that in times of doubt and despair, we must come together as a community and strive to do better through notable action.
As thoroughly as these professionals investigated the journalistic failures of Sabrina Rubin Erdely (the article's author), Sean Woods (its editor) and Will Dana (Rolling Stone's managing editor), they confined their investigation just to Jackie's story. This, we feel, was a mistake.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month remains an excellent opportunity for you to honestly listen to what is being said and to lend your own voice if you feel moved to do so.
The daughter of a free white man and an enslaved black woman, she sued for her freedom. Through petition, her case was sent to the Virginia General Assembly and she was freed in 1656.
Why don't we trust our 18-year-olds? When I was growing up, my parents (and many other parents) were realistic about teenagers and drinking. At that time, the drinking age in Virginia was 18 for wine and beer and 21 for hard liquor.
We must make this country a nation of equal protection under the law with equal opportunity for everyone. If we truly would like to be post-racial one day, we cannot continue to live in denial, or turn a blind eye towards reality, or remain complacent today. It's as simple as that.
The experiences of Martese Johnson and Lawrence Otis Graham prove that adhering to the code of respectability politics does not guarantee protection from the sensory and institutional aspects of racism.
To me, "raghead" will represent not a "dirty Arab," but an elegant, proud, empowered young woman with her faith upon her shoulders and her heart on her sleeve.
Boys' Bid Night -- an occasion marked by oversized, glittery neon tank tops and new fraternity members eager to celebrate their acceptance to their respective houses -- is now being erased from many a university woman's agenda.