By Ashley Young February 26, 2012. To many Americans, this is just a regular day. To Sybrina Fulton and the black community, it’s a day of painful remembrance: the death of a brother, Trayvon Martin. It was that Sunday that Trayvon walked to his local 7-eleven in a hoodie and purchased an iced-tea and skittles. … Continue reading Loud, Black Voices
PTSD: The War after the War
By Celine Grajo What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘patriotism’? Do you see a flag, waving proud in the air? Do you see the miles of troops that salute it? Do voices that ring out our anthem fill your ears? Or are you plagued by the sight of young bodies, trolling hot … Continue reading PTSD: The War after the War
Rape is Rape is Rape
By Ashley Young October 21, 2017 TRIGGER WARNING: Sexual assault From the day a person leaves their mother’s womb, they are their own person. And with that logic, nobody else has a say in what they say or do. A person is an independent. They are free to make choices of their own and no … Continue reading Rape is Rape is Rape
What happened to Venezuela?
By Celine Grajo October 10, 2017 For the past two years, news of the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela has rotated daily on US screens. Food, water, and medicine shortages have left Venezuelans fending a war between life and death, with inflation rates having risen to a historic 536 percent, according to the opposition-led National Assembly … Continue reading What happened to Venezuela?
It’s Okay to Fall
By Ashley Young October 1, 2017 My first year at college, I was prepared. I had five notebooks for my five different classes, I had four pens (two blue and two black), two “Sticky Note” pads, five folders, a notebook-worth amount of loose-leaf paper, etc. I had the intentions of going above and beyond in … Continue reading It’s Okay to Fall
Meet The Students!
Adama Jarju, Awa Jarju, and Penda Jallow, are eloquent and enthusiastic adults who are eager to continue their education, not only for themselves, but for their families, their country, and ultimately, the world. I asked them the following questions, in hopes of putting a face to the ambition. What does education mean to you? How … Continue reading Meet The Students!
Three students from The Gambia seek life-changing education at STAC
By Celine Grajo September 5, 2017 The Republic of the Gambia is one of the smallest countries in Africa, just shy of twice the size of Delaware, surrounded by The Republic of Senegal and the Atlantic Ocean. The Gambia is also one of the poorest countries in Africa, with 48 percent of its people living … Continue reading Three students from The Gambia seek life-changing education at STAC