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smith

It’s Protest Season: Smith

Students at Smith College, a private women’s school in Northampton, walked out of class en masse Wednesday at noon in support of the injustices students of color face on college campuses nationwide. About 200 people, including students, professors and the dean of the college, gathered in the middle of campus....

Ouija Board

The Charm Podcast w/ Bunny: Spiritualism

Welcome to “The Charm,” a new solo audio venture by Bunny Themelis. I miss being on the main podcast as frequently as I was, but there was stuff I never could get into during those discussions. Mostly nerdy, non-sequitur stuff. Much like my soon-to-be relaunched video series “2Geeky (for the...

Ithaca

It’s Protest Season: Ithaca

Tensions flared last month at Ithaca College when students say a prominent alumnus made racially-insensitive remarks to another speaker on a panel at a campus event describing the black student as a savage when she said she had a savage hunger for learning. I’m paraphrasing, because like the incidents at...

ceding the fight

This Is What Happens When You’re Ceding The Fight

Marco Rubio’s feels philosophy is the pre-eminent example of a useless college major. He wants more welders. The anti-intellectualism that runs through the GOP and much of society today is reinforced in the critique of the protests at University of Missouri and Yale. Whether it’s apathy, genuine disinterest, or some...

Missouri

It’s Protest Season: Missouri

The history of racially charged incidents at the University of Missouri dates back generations. When the university denied admission to black law school applicant Lloyd Gaines, the issue led to an influential 1938 Supreme Court decision that helped pave the way for the civil rights movement. Three decades later, during...

Yale

It’s Protest Season: Yale

A warning not to wear culturally insensitive Halloween costumes sparked protests at Yale, which went viral over the weekend. A lecturer asked in an e-mail, “Is there no room anymore for a child to be a little bit obnoxious . . . a little bit inappropriate or provocative or, yes,...

class

Why Not An Alliance Along Class Lines?

Lower and middle class whites are dying off in droves due to drugs, poverty, and depression. Ironically, it’s also the group that has the most white supremacists. I’ve never understood that.   Alliance Along Class Lines Their conditions, both social and economic, are more or less the same as inner...

heroin

Heroin Is Killing White People In America

Heroin was first synthesized in 1874 by adding two acetyl groups to the molecule morphine, which is found naturally in the opium poppy. Administered intravenously by injection, heroin is two to four times more potent than morphine and is faster in its onset of action.   Heroin can be available...

NFL predictions

The Breeze: NFL Predictions Revisited

We’re halfway through the fantasy and almost halfway through the reality NFL season. We revisit some predictions Kwaisi and John made right before the start of the season. NFL Predictions Revisited There will be 256 games played before we get to the Super Bowl in the bay area. For 22...

sexism

Why We Must Confront Sexism On The Left

It seems that, when it comes to sexism, some on the left feel that we should be inoculated from criticism because we are not those on the right. Rosie Rodgers has addressed this in “Ten Ways To Survive As A Woman On The Left”, but I think it needs to...