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Mentally ill aren’t monstrous

Mentally ill aren’t monstrous

Gabby Felitto, Opinion Columnist October 31, 2019

On Halloween night, a group of kids walked into the woods, never to be seen again. Some say it was an escaped mental patient who snatched them. Many famous urban legends share this storyline. While variations...

There is no right way to be alternative

There is no right way to be alternative

Gabby Felitto February 8, 2019

As a former emo kid, I’ve noticed white people are poster children for alternative subcultures. This prevents society from acknowledging people of color in the alternative scene. Society’s image...

Efforts to include the disabled community

Efforts to include the disabled community

Kate Springer September 20, 2018

In recent years, Hollywood has patted itself on the back for increasing diversity in its productions; more women and people of color are having their stories told and are awarded more entertainment achievements...

Still tough to be queer on campus

Still tough to be queer on campus

Staff Editorial October 11, 2017

Even at what is recognized to be one of the most nationally accepting universities for LGBTQA folks, being queer is still hard. Members of the Cynic staff span the spectrum of genders, sexualities...

Our failures to shed light on hate

Our failures to shed light on hate

November 20, 2015

The media has been buzzing about the recent protests at the University of Missouri. Minority students and faculty across the country said they often are left feeling marginalized, and as outsiders...

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