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Call Ed: Education equality

Call Ed: Education equality

TKC Staff

October 4, 2019

Overlooked, ignored, excluded. Imagine going through years of school and never learning about yourself. This is the reality for LGBTQ+ students throughout the United States. As an established community, LGBTQ+ studies deserve to be included for a non-discriminatory education.  On Aug. 9, Illinois passed legislation requi...

The icing on the cake

The icing on the cake

Madelyn Rehkop, artist

October 11, 2018

A gay couple walked into a bakery in June of 2012 and asked the man behind the counter to make a cake for their same-sex wedding. The man refused because it was against his religion. He was taken to court, and the jury ruled that while he may not agree with the same concepts or traditions that these two men uphold, but in America there is a ...

Getting in tune with the times

Getting in tune with the times

Jack Matousek, features writer

September 11, 2018

A silence settles across the band room as he walks in. He brushes down his shirt and steps onto the ancient wooden step with a deep breath. He raises his hand and the music begins. Almost immediately, he cuts it off with a wave of his hand. Snapping his head to the right of the room, he points at ...

A white male’s experience at the Women’s March on St. Louis

A white male’s experience at the Women’s March on St. Louis

Holden Foreman, web editor

January 21, 2017

Their signs flooded Market Street in downtown St. Louis. To an outsider, they looked similar enough: a group of predominantly white women gathered to complain about the new president. Yet, their signs told a richer story. Their signs insisted black lives matter, their signs demanded LGBTQ rights and...

Call Ed: Shirts off for equality

Call Ed: Shirts off for equality

TKC Staff

December 5, 2016

According to the founders of Atlantic City, the 42 arrested men were “gorillas.” In front of women and children, they were hauled off the beaches and fined for their unthinkable crime: indecent exposure. Their actions seem inconsiderate, twisted and disgusting. Yet, nearly every living male in the...

This is what a feminist looks like

This is what a feminist looks like

Jack Rintoul, opinions writer

September 30, 2016

I am male. I am white. I am straight. I am a feminist. And you should be too. Feminism, or the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of social and economic equality to men, is nothing more than women wanting the same rights as their brothers, fathers and husbands. However, some people are sc...

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