Empty Prayers: Is there a Cure for the American Epidemic of Gun Violence?

  Empty Prayers: Is there a Cure for the American Epidemic of Gun Violence? Sarah Ondak  It’s a demented game of Mad-Libs: A ______ (man or boy) _______ walks into a  __ (school, church, club, concert, theater) ___ and kills  _   (1-58)_____    ___   (bystanders, students,  teachers, parents, children) ____ with a      (semi-automatic weapon)     .   The story doesn’t seem to have much variation. This fact was noted by Nestor Ramos for the Boston Globe, who said of mass shootings, “There are only three things we don’t know about the next time: WHO, WHERE, AND HOW MANY?” According…

Racial Dating Preference and Fetishism

Racial Dating Preference and Fetishism Monique Calingasan Phrases like “If she ain’t foreign, she’s boring!” or “No spice, no rice!”  might sound crude to most people. But what’s wrong with just liking * insert race here * people anyways? That’s more like a compliment right? Wrong. Many may argue that being attracted to people with certain skin tones is equivalent to liking girls with brown eyes or men with bushy beards, but there is a crucial difference— race. The difference between finding a few features of a person as attractive or unattractive is that this preference is not exclusive to…

Moon

Moon a poem by Haley Monday   Sometimes I stare at the moon. Watching as it just starts to loom above the clouds. The white glow against the dark sky. There it is floating up high.   My head is reeled back so far, eyes staring at the stars, that it just pops off. Like fourth of july fireworks. Rolling off my back. It makes a loud crack.   Stunned but my body still stands While my head lays there. The smell of dirt digs into my nose. But all that doesn’t bother me Because I can still see.  …

A Thank You

Photograph by Elana Banks “You Could Call Me A Socialite” She’s finally here!! This editorial is my personal brain child, stemmed from the dreams of a 7 year-old girl in Oklahoma, looking to change the world and improve her community by any means possible. It’s ironic, isn’t it? How our world constantly clamors for young innovators and intellectuals, but refuses to offer equal opportunities, platforms, and positive communities to shape the future world-shakers of our generation. This is why we are here. This is why YouGoGirl is an asset to the local community and political economy. For those of you…