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Charles: UO ‘No Lost Generation’ chapter seeks to spread refugee awareness

Harley Emery is a junior at the University of Oregon who decided to get involved in refugee rights when she was a freshman. Emery is majoring in international studies and geography with minors in Arabic and political science. In 2016, she co-founded a chapter of No Lost Generation at the …

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Charles: Jewish and Muslim community members work to bridge cultural gaps

Last Tuesday, Jan. 30, the Oregon Hillel Foundation and the Muslim Student Association held a joint dialogue panel about Judaism and Islam. The panel is called Manzil Midrash and has been a recurring event for the last couple of years. The topic on Tuesday was about important figures in history …

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Charles: How do Eugenians feel about the #MeToo movement?

This weekend was the second annual Women’s March, which launched last year on January 20. And even though the forecast said it would pour, I wasn’t going to let anything rain on my parade. I went downtown to the Eugene Federal Courthouse before the march started, and asked several participants …

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Charles: You should become an activist this year

It’s 2018. You absolutely need to get off your butt and engage in some kind of activism. It is our collective apathy and complacency which enabled Donald Trump to become president. Yes, we are all, in some way, a little bit culpable. Youth between 18 and 24 have a lower …

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Charles: Why you should start saving in your 20s

I’ll be the first to admit that I really sucked at saving money when I was twenty; it’s still a challenge. One hundred dollars in the bank back then meant that I had $100 to spend. I opened up free trials, which I would completely forget to cancel and then …

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Charles: Feminism and the search for Allah

Last Friday the Middle East and North Africa Studies Program held a symposium in Gerlinger hall concerning Islam and Feminism and how to reconcile these seemingly contrary worldviews in modern society. Presenting speakers were Amina Wadud, Sarah Eltantawi and Azadeh Ghanizadeh. Wadud and Eltantawi are both progressive Muslim scholars, while …

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Charles: Socialized services are not free money

Free money does not exist. Universal education, healthcare, public transportation and parental leave are all fantastic ideas. We need them. However, I disagree with talking about them as if they are “free.” If Bernie Sanders supporters truly want a social democracy, we have to understand that these services are not free. …

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