Cultural Appreciation vs Cultural Appropriation: A Dekalb School Debates Their Prom Theme

  |  Topic: Culture, Identity, My Story, Opinion, Personal, School

Cultural appropriation is when one culture takes pieces of another culture and often misrepresents it. For example, those who wear chopsticks in their hair to represent Chinese women for fashion are appropriating and influencing a stereotype.The counter argument that arose was that the theme choice was more of cultural appreciation. The difference is that if you’re appreciating it, you’re representing the culture correctly and using it for honest purposes, not just to look good.

Civil Rights Movement Matters Laid Ground Work for Minority Voices

  |  Topic: Culture, Identity, Opinion, Personal, Politics

It’s hard to say what we would be like as a society if the Civil Rights Movement had not been successful, but I believe it would favor white Americans. As a Mexican- American, at first glance the Civil Rights Movement seems to have nothing to do with me, but it has everything to do with me.

My First March for Life Rally Made Me Want to March a Lifetime

  |  Topic: Opinion, Personal
Marchers at the March for Life protest in Washington, D.C.

It was below freezing in Washington D.C the morning of The March for Life rally. My school, Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School, has a pro-life group called Mercy for Life, of which I am a member. As a Catholic school, one of the strong religious beliefs is being pro-life. Pro-life means one who […]