Monthly Archives: October 2007

Breast Cancer Survivor

In the year 2003, I am 35 working, raising a child, trying to get by. I go to the women’s clinic for my yearly probe. It becomes more than a matter of routine when the nurse says, “Hey you’re 35 … Continue reading

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NWC: The Race Play Controversy

In September, the university brought to campus N*gger Wetb*ck Ch*nk: The Race Play, touted as an effective educational tool for engaging difficult issues of race. Many across the country herald this production as a grass-roots phenomenon. But it seems that … Continue reading

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Disorientation 101

At more than a dozen campuses around the U.S. and Canada, students have taken the college orientation process into their own hands, by publishing a series of alternative student guides. Each publication specifically addresses its own campus, in an effort … Continue reading

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Rally for Designated Suppliers

A rally was held to make the UIUC community aware that the system by which the University of Illinois gets its apparel is horribly flawed and rife with human rights violations. Companies like Nike, which make Illinois apparel, demand that … Continue reading

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Inclusive Illinois? Hell No!

On Wednesday, September 19, at noon the Students Tranforming Oppression and Priveledge (STOP) Coalition successfully took over the student union and reclaimed it as a public space. Approximately 60-80 people marched throughout the main floor of the union, going in … Continue reading

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I Can’t Vote, But I Have A Voice

On September 13, 2007, I visited a place that most people have only seen on TV. It is a place where a lot of historic events took place, for instance the March on Washington and the Million Man March. I … Continue reading

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