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Victor M. Feraru
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Victor Feraru attended Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina. He will be entering Law School next year. Feraru was the 2008 winner of The Nation Magazine college writing contest with his piece titled "Transcending Trauma." He is currently writing his full-length autobiography Victor's Luck, to be published in 2015.

Feraru was President of Guilford College's student government association and a senior staff writer for the Guilford College paper, The Guilfordian. He contributes to multiple publications and is a self proclaimed nerd.

For more information about Victor's book visit his website.

Entries by Victor M. Feraru

The Wedding of Anna F.: A Haunting and Yet Exceptional Read

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 3:38 PM

The New York Times has called author Mylène Dressler's work "Splendid."

As a student in her classroom I was often captivated by the ways in which she taught me to learn how the English language worked. To read behind the lines and soak in literature for what it is:...

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There Is A Lot To A Name

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 7:28 PM

There is a lot to a name.

As a child I was told that being named Victor Lopez was an honor. I was named Victor because I was my father's first-born American son. Having conquered communist Cuba by making it to America, he named me Victor. Although...

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An Open Letter to Florida's Attorney General

(37) Comments | Posted May 31, 2014 | 6:31 PM

Dear State Attorney General Pam Bondi,

I am sure this will be difficult for someone with flawless teeth to hear, but you are a bigot. I could not think of anything more intelligent to call someone who thinks she is so entitled to oppose LGBT rights. So...

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The Bryan Series: Guilford College's Gem

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2014 | 12:53 PM

Guilford College recently announced their 2014-15 list of speakers for their Bryan Series. This is a gem and privilege that the college, along side of ticket holders and a generous subsidy from the Bryan Foundation has given to the students of Guilford and the surrounding community since 1996.

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One Comedian Takes Gay Selfies to Task

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 5:30 PM

Comedian Phillip Henry has had about enough of gay men and their selfies.

Phillip released a YouTube video that makes that pretty clear. And it is funny too. His parody calls out those in the community that are seemingly obsessed with photoing themselves.

The short parody...

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Guilford College Board of Trustees to Choose First Female President In Its History

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 3:09 PM

A version of this story appears in CNN's iReport.

At Guilford College, one of only 12 Quaker colleges left in the country, we may not always agree, but we eventually come to consensus. Very rarely when a decision has come to a head are...

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Don't Fall Prey to This

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 12:13 PM

Do not fall prey to a common scam that is in full swing, now that tax season has come and gone.

There I am at lunch with one of my most favorite professors, being a nerd, as my classmate Mary calls me. And my phone ring; at first, it's...

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Dear Christ-Killing Christians, Don't Mess With Miss Tiffany Fantasia

(1) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 4:52 PM

LGBTs do it right, especially in Miami Beach during their Pride weekend extravaganza. This year the grand marshals were singer Gloria Estefan and choreographer Kenny Ortega.

The queer community came out in all shapes and sizes, which is what we expect from Miami Beach, a gay mecca. Not only were...

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Guilford College Board of Trustees to Choose the First Female President in Its History and the Community Responds

(5) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 9:57 AM

It has been a long time since all factions at Guilford College have been humming the same tune.

Guilford College is about to make a big decision: selecting who will lead the Liberal Arts College that was once a part of the underground railroad and has strong Quaker ties.

...
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North Carolina's Amendment One May Be Struck Down

(0) Comments | Posted April 6, 2014 | 3:24 PM

America's Judiciary is not always the most timely. It took years of civil rights violations before we finally gave people of color rights.

Sadly, we have seen the newest form of segregation, where marriage is concerned. We queers have been legislated out of being able to legally bind our...

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A New Sheriff Is in Town: The Triad Welcomes a New Indy Paper

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 6:42 AM

Greensboro, North Carolina is a place with some pretty liberal roots such as the Sit In's at Woolworth's counter during the early civil rights movement. Home to many colleges and universities, the State has been called politically purple.

And yet there are not many publications...

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Ladies and Gentlemen of the Class of 2014

(1) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 11:54 AM

Dear Class of 2014,

Give back. Sure you paid tuition and ate ramen noodles. You are on a shoestring budget, but even if it's $5, pay it forward. It will ultimately be giving to a good cause.

In May I am graduating with a...

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One South Florida Group Reaches Out to Those at Risk

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 6:19 PM

Seth, a dirty blonde with sparkling green eyes and perfect teeth, has been your dance partner all night. Both of your bodies were rubbing together on the dance floor. The lights, the heat and the music are all thumping through you. Seth's erection is pressed so tightly in his snug...

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Dear Liberal Arts College Board of Trustees: Can We Put Our Money Where Our Morals Are?

(0) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 4:39 PM

I attend a Quaker college in the Southeastern part of the United States. This college has changed and trained me to become a critical thinker and a global mind. It is a writing intensive college. I recall writing an essay for a math class once. Guilford College is...

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We Are Dead Last on Faculty Pay Equality: Where Does Your Institution Stand?

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 2:03 PM

Even being a small, nonprofit, liberal arts college, we see a kind of corporate mentality, especially with pay. Below are the results of our investigation into pay equality on our campus. How does that compare to your institution?

In less than a month,...

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Covered in Skin

(0) Comments | Posted January 17, 2014 | 8:00 AM

Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.

Nick Veasey's TED TALK on "Exposing The Invisible" makes us question how we view what is otherwise covered in skin.

Holding your life under a microscope, it is hard not to see micro-objects...

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The 3 Percent Make the Rest Uncomfortable? (VIDEO)

(10) Comments | Posted January 7, 2014 | 2:55 PM

What happens when an organization such as the Boy Scouts of America allows inclusion? Well, you get Christian extremists such as Dr. Michael Brown calling for gays to keep their sexuality in the closet, because we gays are contagious. The only other conclusion I drew from painfully watching...

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Landon Romano: Vine Famous?

(0) Comments | Posted December 27, 2013 | 1:30 PM

Fame without fortune? That is like wine without cheese or peanut butter without jelly.

Not many will ever see their fifteen minutes of fame, and doubtless, no one wants to suffer enough socio-personal loss to gain infamy that lasts a little while longer. But what of those who are finding...

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An Open Letter to Mr. Robertson: Come to Jesus

(51) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 4:42 PM

An Open Letter to Mr. Phil Robertson,

I identify as many things. It may be hard to believe that a Cuban-American queer man watches your program, but I do. I even watch reruns. Perhaps I am shameless.

While I refuse to buy your CHIA pet, I bought...

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Baby Jesus and the Beer Pole?

(1) Comments | Posted December 18, 2013 | 3:31 PM

Last year, when Chaz Stevens, a 35-year resident of South Florida saw menorahs and Nativity scenes on the properties of the respective private religious gathering places, he thought it was entertaining. When the religious symbols started popping up in public, government-owned properties on Deerfield Beach, he got irritated. He asked...

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