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Councilwoman Khalid Shares Goals for Lewiston

Councilwoman Khalid Shares Goals for Lewiston

Khadeeja Qureshi

February 5, 2020

Sixteen years ago, a seven year old Somali girl arrived in a congested terminal of JFK airport alongside her mother and her two younger brothers with no knowledge of what the signs above read, no familiar faces to find solace in, and no way to ask for help from passersby. This young girl was Safiya K...

Stop Dominating Space: White Party Culture and Exclusion Across Campus

November 6, 2019

The first thing you probably see as you swipe into Commons is the long “POC (people of color) table” which lays itself out in front of a room full of white students. Both lower-class and upper class students of color retreat to this table during breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but they also retreat t...

The Art of Saying “Hi”

September 18, 2019

For first-years, it’s now been three weeks of “what’s your name”, “where are you from”, and “where do you do live”. Yet nine days of orientation, four days of AESOP, and eight days of classes are still not enough to shake off these semi-awkward and semi-superficial introductory conversati...

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