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Miss Controversy. Why students should care about the new Miss America.

Miss Controversy. Why students should care about the new Miss America.

perspectives

October 11, 2013

“So Miss America is a terrorist.” “I swear I’m not racist, but this is America.” “Congratulations Al-Qaeda. Our Miss America is one of you.” These were just a few of the thousands of vicious tweets posted regarding Nina Davuluri, the first ever Indian-American Miss America. Davulu...

Students here, like breakout basketball star Jeremy Lin, challenge entrenched stereotypes

Students here, like breakout basketball star Jeremy Lin, challenge entrenched stereotypes

News

March 22, 2012

When his orchestra conductor said last year to not be afraid of all the black on the sheet music, almost the entire  orchestra turned toward junior Alex McManus, one of the only African-American members of the Philharmonic Orchestra. While the comment wasn’t directed at him, and McManus took the...

Living Latino in America

feature

March 25, 2011

U.S. Latino youth encounter persistent stereotyping, according to new study By Katie Utken <[email protected]> Senior Dahiana Lopez-Rodriguez’s breaking point came in biology. When her class was assigned a lab to do in groups, students said, “Ugh, I don’t want to be partners with her,” and “She doesn’t even speak English.” Lopez-Rodriguez...