Inkwell Spotlight: ‘Puppet’

You can’t just do that You can’t just say those things and not expect For emotional strings to get attached Or maybe that was your intent all along So that you could clasp on those...

Shah: a rapper on the rise

A new voice is making its way as an upcoming local artist of rap music. After having listened to Shah’s first five debut songs, I have come to the simple conclusion that he is like any new artist: he’s got raw talent and a strong voice.

Bigotry fuels Kansas bill

Since preschool, we have been taught that our country guarantees freedom of expression, religion and belief, along with several other basic rights, no questions asked.

Cultural appropriation vs appreciation

When I was 12, I wanted to be Mulan for Halloween. My mom and I picked out a Geisha outfit and I asked her if she could do my makeup so I would look Chinese. I didn’t realize it then, but this is a problem. Many of us dress up for Halloween, but when do we ever consider the consequences of prancing around as a stereotype? I’m sure any Chinese person may have considered my costume offensive.
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Get over the bad boy ideal

From leather-strutting greaser Danny Zuko, to “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” antagonistic vamp Spike, to action hero Jason Statham, bad boys have no doubt established a presence in our culture. And our desires for them have only increased.