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The Anarchy Gauntlet: Performative Politics

 One of the most frustrating aspects of how we engage in politics is when symbolic changes are conceded and when people and institutions take actions that only look good for them but don’t require any meaningful work. Whether it’s The Lawrentian’s supposed commitments to changing for the better and learning from years of transgressions against … Continue reading The Anarchy Gauntlet: Performative Politics

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The Anarchy Gauntlet: Radical Paganism

In my quest to exorcise the malicious spirit of injustice, it is high time I discuss the role of spirituality in politics. How are the two connected? Well, anyone who merely glances in the direction of U.S. Christianity, for example, will notice the plethora of involvement in issues like gay marriage and women’s reproductive rights. … Continue reading The Anarchy Gauntlet: Radical Paganism

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The Anarchy Gauntlet: Ad-Lawrentian Amnesty

A specter is haunting The Lawrentian: the specter of the LU administration. And not the kind of sexy, mysterious specter like Winifred Boynton’s ghost of Björklunden, but rather those slimy, domineering poltergeists of Hillary Duff’s  Casper Meets Wendy  (1998), namely Casper the friendly ghost’s trio of uncles. You see, I’ve kept a close eye on … Continue reading The Anarchy Gauntlet: Ad-Lawrentian Amnesty

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The Anarchy Gauntlet: Anarchy vs White Supremacy pt. II

A couple of weeks ago, I discussed the conflict between white supremacy and anarchism and how this conflict manifests in Black liberation and Indigenous sovereignty. The U.S. nation-state is built on white supremacy, and so, the anarchist aim to smash the state is in line with defeating white supremacy itself.     I also mentioned that white … Continue reading The Anarchy Gauntlet: Anarchy vs White Supremacy pt. II

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The Anarchy Gauntlet: PUT INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY ON THE FRONT PAGE

I swear this article has something to do with anarchism. As I wrote last week, in “Anarchism vs. White Supremacy Part I,” anarchism shares many values with the Indigenous Movement. Therefore, as an anarchist, I try to fight alongside my Indigenous comrades whenever possible and necessary. All that being said, Monday, Oct. 12, is Indigenous … Continue reading The Anarchy Gauntlet: PUT INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY ON THE FRONT PAGE

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The Anarchy Gauntlet: Anarchy vs White Supremacy pt. I

It is clear, if not obvious, that the U.S. has failed to create any real change or start a meaningful conversation about the centuries-long issue of white supremacy. Our two presidential candidates’ views on it amount to, “The left is the problem, not the right,” and “We don’t need riots, we need to vote” — … Continue reading The Anarchy Gauntlet: Anarchy vs White Supremacy pt. I

Introducing: The Anarchy Gauntlet

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Starting with Anarchy Gauntlet, the next article publications will be my final student newspaper articles written, since it is my senior year of university. I uphold these as representative of my current views, though of course our beliefs and ideas are constantly under revision as we learn and grow. Anarchy Gauntlet was an attempt for … Continue reading Introducing: The Anarchy Gauntlet

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Before ‘Rona: Executive function versus the world

Throughout college I have become increasingly aware of my autism and its effect on my perception of the world. Gradually adopting adult tasks has exacerbated struggles that were otherwise benign in childhood. One facet that I think is particularly important to discuss among autistic adults is that of executive function. Cynthia Kim, in her blog … Continue reading Before ‘Rona: Executive function versus the world

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BBW: Marginalization and the stigma against autism

Last week, Lawrentian op-ed writer Mara Kissinger talked about having SAD and the stigma against mental illness. As someone with a mental illness*, I felt inspired to contribute my own thoughts to the conversation. That being said, I want to mention a few of the ideas taught in my film studies class a few weeks … Continue reading BBW: Marginalization and the stigma against autism