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Say no to the Equality Act

Say no to the Equality Act

| Tuesday, March 9, 2021

On Feb. 24, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5, the Equality Act. Supported by President Biden, the bill seeks to amend current civil rights law to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. If passed, the Equality Act would be the most systematic attack read more

A true Catholic education

| Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Growing up, I spent most of my time learning about the world in two rooms: my church sanctuary, and my living room, with the TV tuned to MSNBC. Religion and politics have always been a part of my life, but they were always completely unrelated. I’d hear my minister read more

For the overthinkers

For the overthinkers

| Tuesday, March 9, 2021

I didn’t recognize how bad of an overthinker I was until I caught myself judging how I sounded speaking in class with my mask on. I grew nervous that I sounded extremely muffled and my professor wouldn’t be able to hear what I was trying to articulate. I simultaneously read more

Take a chance on us

| Monday, March 8, 2021

If there is anything I have learned in the past year, it is that life is unpredictable. I know this is not groundbreaking —  by now, all of humanity has had plenty of time to come to this same realization. Around a year ago, almost to the day, we read more

The central purpose of college

| Monday, March 8, 2021

In my previous column, I asked, “What is the main thing, the purpose of college that takes precedence over all other factors and shapes what a meaningful college experience looks like?” I examined three common answers — credential earning, job training and “learning things” — and discovered that each read more

That’s all, folks

| Friday, March 5, 2021

About a year ago, I said hello. Now it’s time for me to say goodbye. Whenever anyone asks me about the past year at The Observer, I can’t make it more than two sentences without commending the hard work of my peers at the paper. I frequently follow up read more