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Opinion: Our generation needs to stop self deprecating out of validation

(11/02/18 12:16pm)

Sometimes, after a long day of school, work or whatever you do with your day, you want to unwind and have a treat yourself kind of night. Personally, I think there is nothing wrong with these nights. After a hard day, of course, I’ll want to come home and have chocolate or a slice of pizza. The problem is when I do treat myself or something along those lines, I find myself validating my actions, even though I don’t have to.

Opinion: AU wants students to vote in midterms this November

(10/30/18 6:00pm)

I remember the feeling the first time I voted. It was during the 2016 presidential election. I remember confidently walking into my Pennsylvania voting center, bubbling the ballot in by hand and feeding it through an electronic machine to ensure it counted. I remember being thanked for doing my civic duty. Despite being distraught in the days that followed, on Nov. 8, 2016, I remember feeling powerful.

Swimmers seek to improve AU’s environment for LGBTQ athletes

(10/30/18 2:30pm)

LGBTQ+ athletes, past and present, have had to hide their sexualities due to the stigma they may face both inside and outside of the locker room. Being a non-heterosexual athlete comes with several obstacles, including harassment and discrimination from teams and fans, being labeled as distractions and feeling like a distinct minority among teammates.