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A Mentor on My Bookshelf

By Ebba Zajmi Gjergji. I’m the type of person who is constantly spring-cleaning; I consider it a cathartic exercise. Every couple of months, there are donation and trash bags outside of my door. The things I can never throw out or give away, however, are my books. I’ve been collecting books since I can remember. […]

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Unpacking My Library

By Nora Moncada. The difficulty in discussing my library lies in its disorder. Walter Benjamin’s essay explores the disorder of book collection due to the “chaos of memories,” the fact that each book of a single collection has a different meaning and history for the collector. Benjamin considers a kind of intangible chaos, while the […]

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On Coming Out

By Stefanie. Nobody really knows what to expect when coming out to their parents. When is the right time? What is the best choice of words? Mustering up the courage to come out is difficult enough for most adolescents – the action itself is the most dreadful. But, if you wait too long, it only […]

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The Voices of the Silenced

By Amy Alvarez, Ruben Zorillo, Rosa Rodriguez, Melissa Duran and Claudia Oviedo from the Social Work Department. Because of the punitive tactics of the immigration policies in the US policy, undocumented Latinas are at disadvantage when facing domestic violence. The NYPD responds to 250,000 domestic incidents annually or around 600 calls per day. There are […]

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The Time is Now

Faith Dempster. Talking to children about racism and diversity seems to be as difficult as talking to them about sex.  Difficult though it might be, the racial conflicts which they are bound to encounter in this increasingly diverse societyare unavoidable, and trying to protect them from the real world will only make it difficult for […]

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Disrespecting the Castle

By Christopher Bethea. When I told my friend Johnny that I ordered one hamburger from White Castle, he laughed hysterically.

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Op-Ed: I Do Not Want Your Purse

By Johnny Jones. One day, as a friend and I were walking downtown to get a great deal on dumplings in China Town, something familiar happened.

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Drop the “I” Word

By Fernando A. Uraga. “Illegal immigrants,” “Illegal aliens,” or simply “Illegal” are all terms that are used incorrectly and in a derogatory manner. The Lehman College DREAM Team started a campaign called, Drop The I-Word to create awareness of the negative implications of this word.

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Op-Ed: The Most Important Part of the Day

By Jonathan Jones. A few weeks ago, as my Lehman associates and I entered the D train in order to travel to Manhattan for a movie, it was apparent that we all had a long week. The week was full of class, homework and internships that pay in experience.

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What Are You?

A mixed race student with an unusual biography describes her lifelong struggle with self-definition.

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