The Multiple Meanings of Thanksgiving

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It’s November again and the first thing that comes to mind for most people is Thanksgiving. It’s one of the few times in the year where family, friends, loved ones, and even strangers come together around the dinner table. While

Inequity, the University, and Palestine

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I recently had the opportunity to hear Dr. Steven Salaita speak. He is a Professor of Palestinian descent who had a tenured position at Virginia Tech University, and earlier this year accepted a tenured position at the University of Illinois.

Early Childhood Education is a Necessity, Not an Option

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Over the past couple of months with Generation Justice, I’ve learned about the incredible importance of early childhood development for New Mexico. For example, Generation Justice hosted a summer institute with workshops focusing on social justice, media analysis, and equity.

Stories about Secrets

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Whether it’s a local investigative reporting story or an international scandal, whistleblowing has always had the ability to consume my attention. For as long as I can remember I was always questioning things – seeing how a story might be

One Fight, One Love, One People: How Social Media Connects Our Common Struggles

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We live in a back-burner society: a society that has become insensitive and indifferent toward the injustices of the world. Those who depend on mainstream media to build their understanding are those who develop this back-burner mentality. One minute, an

The Potential of Politics

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The election results from last Tuesday exemplify how a combination of money and cynicism can transform our country overnight. 3.67 billion dollars went into this year’s midterm elections – a new all-time high. The trouble is, behind all the advertisements and

What is Love?

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If you were to look up the word “love” in the dictionary, you’ll find a generic, cliche interpretation of it. Love involves romance. Love is a white wedding dress, a perfect couple, beautiful children, and perhaps a candlelit dinner. But,

Molding the Mediascape

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On Sunday, October 19, we were in the studio preparing to go live with our Occupation & Resistance show. I was engineering for the first time, so I was geeked out trying to figure out which switches I should be

Become a Conscious People!

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The Palestinian-Israeli conflict has died down in popularity among U.S. mainstream media outlets, however the conflict is far from over. Josh Ruebner is the American author of Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace, which was published in September