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Pro-Life supporters and the shame campaign

Pro-Life supporters and the shame campaign

May 7, 2013

When I first learned what an abortion is I was decidedly pro-life. I don’t think that I would have put that particular label on myself at the time because I was also decidedly atheist, but I thought...

Keep calm and don’t apply to graduate school

Keep calm and don’t apply to graduate school

April 30, 2013

Last semester I was in a weird place in my life.  I had just come back from studying abroad for the year and found myself confused and only a year away from graduation. Thinking about life after graduation...

Ningún ser humano es Ilegal

Ningún ser humano es Ilegal

April 23, 2013

A principios de este mes, la agencia de noticias Associated Press dejó de usar la frase “inmigrante ilegal” en su manual de estilo de 2013. Este es un paso importante para terminar el racismo institucional...

Dropping illegal from undocumented immigration

Dropping ‘illegal’ from undocumented immigration

April 23, 2013

Earlier this month the Associated Press dropped the term “illegal immigrant” from the 2013 style guide. This is an important move toward ending institutionalized racism toward minority groups in the...

Sexual assault and the importance of secondary survivors

Sexual assault and the importance of secondary survivors

April 17, 2013

Last Thursday I went to the Take Back the Night (TBTN) event at CSU. It was my second time attending, and it was once again a simultaneously heartbreaking and empowering experience. If you are a survivor...

Gender Inclusive Bathrooms in the Study Cube

Gender Inclusive Bathrooms in the Study Cube

April 9, 2013

CSU needs gender inclusive bathroom options for students. When it comes to relieving ourselves on campus, there are plenty of options for individuals who identify as women. There are plenty of options...

Understanding Sexual Assault: Advice for CSU’s Public Safety Team

Understanding Sexual Assault: Advice for CSU’s Public Safety Team

April 2, 2013

The way that sexual assault victims are talked about needs to change. There seems to be a pervasive idea that women who are raped dress in a particular fashion, act in a particular way and put themselves...

Bullying of GLBTQ Youth is Everyone’s Problem

Bullying of GLBTQ Youth is Everyone’s Problem

March 26, 2013

Heteronormativity is the pervasive assumption that all people are heterosexual and fit into a biologically determined gender binary. A heteronormative institution is one that is unwilling to accommodate...

Beyond the pledge to stop using the “R-Word”

Beyond the pledge to stop using the “R-Word”

March 12, 2013

Every year that I’ve been at CSU, I have been impressed by Pi Kappa Phi’s campaign to “spread the word to end the word.” In case you missed it, the fraternity brothers build a scaffold on the plaza...

Stop sexualizing transgender children

Stop sexualizing transgender children

March 5, 2013

Correction: An error in editing resulted in Coy Mathis being referred to as a "transgendered" individual rather than a "transgender" individual. The Collegian regrets its error. Public restrooms...

Alpha Center offers pro-life perspective to CSU students

February 26, 2013

Most women in college do not plan on having children before graduation. Becoming pregnant as a full time student can be a pretty shocking and vulnerable situation for anyone to be in. Luckily there are...

Undocumented Immigrants: An ASSET to CSU and to Colorado

February 19, 2013

Last week the elusive “Collegian Editorial Board” published an article bashing Colorado State University’s Board of Governors for supporting Senate Bill 13-33 — or as they confusingly referred...

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