By Nuri Yi. Young People and an Existential Crisis We live in uncertain times. Perhaps even more so in this particular moment, but maybe life always gives us much to wonder about: Questions like these, I think, are ever-present in the background of people’s minds, especially for young people. We’re given a few shorthand answers, varying based on the society in which we’re raised. They … Continue reading The Crisis of Our Times: Climate, Capitalism, or Western Civilization?
By Jacob Harris. Thornton Wilder’s Our Town is an American Classic in every sense of the word. It epitomizes American values: family, freedom, love, understanding. It tells what, seemingly, is the story of America. We get through life: we learn in our early childhood, we fall in love and get married in our adulthood, and then we die. We follow the story in the town … Continue reading Our Town by Thornton Wilder; Our Irresponsibility – A Critique
By Brandon Do. “What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive and that love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice. Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love.” Martin Luther King Jr., Where Do We Go From Here Our lives reflect the instability of … Continue reading Black Power and King’s World House
By Jahanzaib Choudhry. The heroic history of the largest movement in the world for the elevation of humanity is hidden from young people. The ideas of the West through academia and the media unconsciously shape much of the discourse among young activists who wish to work for a more just world. Ideas such as democracy often serve as the guidepost for activism but without much … Continue reading Completing the World Anti-Colonial Movement: A Task For Our Times
By Nandita Chaturvedi. The art and music of a people can tell you much about their moral and spiritual state. In fact, one of the things that defines the state of a civilization at any moment in history is the art and literature that it produces. We are living in times of anxiety, confusion and pessimism, and the movie Sorry to Bother You is an … Continue reading Sorry to Bother You – A White Story in Black Voice
By Meghna Chandra. In the popular Ted Talk “Danger of a Single Story”, feminist icon and author Chimamanda Adichie tells us of the the importance of representation in literature. She speaks of her own story growing up in Nigeria and reading books from the West, thinking all books were about foreigners with blonde hair who drank ginger beer and ate apples. She tells how stories … Continue reading A Revolutionary Criteria for Literature: A review of Mulk Raj Anand’s Coolie
By Emily Dong. When I was a student, I was involved in multiple ebbs and flows of social justice activism. From protesting a University healthcare fee and heckling Trustees, to shutting down campus roads on May Day and demanding no border wall — all took different forms and fought for different things, but all ended the same way: with limited results, and the students themselves … Continue reading For Young Activists, A Lesson from Nashville