How to Secure an Internship

By Dericka Stinchcomb Contributor   Attaining a college degree opens numerous doors of opportunity. However, a degree alone is not enough to make employers hire job seekers. When employers are looking to hire new employees they search for potential employees to be educated and experienced. Nowadays experience is necessary; no ifs, ands, or buts. Within […]

The Importance of Being Involved in College

By Dericka Stinchcomb Contributor   From the time students begin their university careers they are taught to focus on their grades. Although grades are extremely important, it is also important for students to be involved on their respective campuses. Being involved on campus is but is not limited to joining a campus organization that offers […]

Watch What You Watch

By Dericka Stinchcomb Contributor   “Stop watching that idiot box!” This is an exceptionally famous quote that many mothers have used throughout the years. Televisions have been referred to as “idiot boxes” because of their known diminishing and addictive influences. To some people, television is just a form of entertainment; but to others, it is […]

6 tips for new parents going back to school

By Breeana Draper Going back to school after having a child can be rewarding but very exhausting. Earning your college degree can ensure that you and your child have a bright future. It gets challenging along the way, so here are a few tips to help you through it: 1. Don’t feel guilty: Studying and […]

What is the Body positive movement? Kierra Blckmon

By Kierra Blackmon “The problem isn’t with your body; the problem is what you think of it … And what you think of yourself.” The body positive movement is inspiring people to embrace and adopt more positive attitudes towards their bodies. This involves accepting your body the way it is to be free of harmful […]

Why Do Black Men Bash Black Women?

As of late, I’ve seen a public discourse occurring between black women and black men. It’s becoming incredibly clear that ‘skin folk ain’t kinfolk’ and I feel like there are some key reasons why. One of the things that always seems to be a jab at black women is something that doesn’t even have to […]

Trump Jumps the Gun

By Allison Gilmore   On Thursday, April 6th, President Donald Trump ordered for 59 Tomahawk Cruise Missiles to be launched at a Syrian airbase. This was performed in response to the chemical warfare that has been unleashed upon innocent men, women, and children. Trump sees this proactive response as heroic, but he does not realize he […]

Blacks and Mental Health: Why We Suffer in Silence

The topic of mental health has become a hot button issue in our country. Even with growing social awareness, there is still a strong stigma about the legitimacy of mental illness. This stigma is most prevalent in the African-American community. As someone who has battled depression and anxiety since the age of fourteen, I believe […]

Sex strike 101- The two C’s rare to mesh

By Akiva Rooks Celibacy is often deemed a foreign language in college. That word just never seems to fit the portrait that college frames. For most students, this is the perfect place to discover ones sexuality; especially if you haven’t already done so before this point. But it is this very stigma that drowns out […]

Does the “Oreo” Stereotype Really Exist?

By Brittany Van Pelt, contributor There stereotypes in our society associated with different racial groups. These images are most commonly portrayed through the media. African-Americans are often portrayed as volatile thugs for men or abrasively angry for women. However, one stereotype that is often omitted from media portrayal and acknowledgement is the “Oreo” stereotype. Per merriam-webster.com, […]