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Rachael Martel looking out over Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, and Syria. Photo credit: Rachael Martel

World Affairs: Four tips for avoiding advocacy-suicide

Rachael Martel October 18, 2016

Last Friday, I woke up feeling defeated and powerless. The night prior I had heard the same disheartening words that I have heard many times over: “Things will never change. You are wasting your time.” As...

Afghanistan war veteran, Rachael Martel, returns home with the goal of clearing up misconceptions about Muslims and Islam. The photo on the left is from her 2010 deployment to Afghanistan. The photo on the right is from her participating in a Muslim Student Association event geared toward educating CSU students about Islam. Photo credit of Rachael Martel.

World Affairs: Afghanistan War Veteran on Terrorism, Muslims, Islam

Rachael Martel March 25, 2016

Have you ever had an experience that hit you so hard it made you question everything you had ever learned or believed about something?That was me six years ago as I stood on the ramp’s edge of a C-130...

The CSU student organization Students United for Reproductive Justice gathers near Planned Parenthood Clinic to support the Pro-Choice movement. One member from the CSU student organization Students for Life walks by in the background heading toward the Pro-Life group standing nearby. Photo credit of Rachael Martel.

World Affairs: pro-choice, pro-life — who cares?

Rachael Martel March 7, 2016

Is it just me, or is anyone else a little disturbed by the fact that in 2016, our Supreme Court is reviewing another case related to abortion?I thought we cleared this up already with Roe v. Wade and Planned...

A womens clinic in San Ignacio, Belize. (Photo by Rachael Martel)

Belize: Not just a spring break destination

Rachael Martel March 1, 2016

It was 11 p.m. and I finally laid down after obsessively cleaning the room I booked on Airbnb for the night. As I stared up at the wooden planks from the top bunk above me, wishing I had skipped Belize...

World Affairs: why I want Bernie Sanders to be president

World Affairs: why I want Bernie Sanders to be president

Rachael Martel February 22, 2016

You may have noticed Bernie Sanders busting a move out on the Lory Student Center Plaza last week.It turns out that he knows the "Harlem Shake," the "Wobble" and the "Whip & Nae Nae." No wonder millennials...

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