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The importance of participation

Initially, I really struggled with figuring out what to write for this week’s paper because this will be my last article for The Quad. As a graduating senior, I wanted to make...

Don’t touch our hair

Black hair is magical. It defies gravity, dances against the wind and grows high above our heads towards the sun. Its texture takes on multiple life forms. Its tenacity resembles...

Beychella

On Saturday, April 14, 2018, Beyoncé made history as the first black woman ever to headline Coachella. As she put it ever so candidly “ain’t that about a bitch?” Fans were...

My experience with sisterhood

I do not have biological sisters. As life would have it, I am the only granddaughter of seven grandchildren on my mother’s side of the family. Yet, I was introduced to the concept...

Invasion of privacy

The world was first formally introduced to Belcalis Almanzar, universally known as Cardi B, on the reality TV show “Love and Hip Hop” in December of 2015. Cardi B quickly became a...

How to recognize your greatness

We live in a society that encourages self-love and appreciation—but only to a certain extent. As children, we are constantly reminded of how smart, attractive, talented and good...

A personal history of social media

I had my first interaction with social media around the age of nine when I discovered AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). Sometimes, I reminisce about the countless hours I spent...

Thrifting beats shopping

Whenever someone asks me to tell them an interesting fact about myself, one of the first things that comes to mind is that I am a thrift connoisseur. I fell in love with thrift...

Vegetarianism: not just “vegging out”

My first introduction to vegetarianism came from Chelsea, a main character on the show “That’s so Raven.” Growing up, I remember always thinking that Chelsea was so abnormal for...

Wakanda forever

Marvel’s newest film “Black Panther” has already shattered a multitude of records across the world, bringing in approximately $242 million dollars in revenue during the debut...