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GALs bake sale falls short

GALs bake sale falls short

Michelle Wei, Blogger

April 28, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Diversity Corner, Opinion, Showcase

Two weeks ago, when GALS announced their bake sale for the Equal Payday, a day to bring attention to unequal pay between men and women, I was initially impressed and happy at the idea of it. Making men pay $1 and women $0.77 for a baked good to underline the difference in earnings between genders is ...

What I Want People to Remember During the Day of Silence

What I Want People to Remember During the Day of Silence

Michelle Wei, Blogger

April 24, 2018


Filed under Diversity Corner, Opinion, Showcase

Masters is participating in the Day of Silence. And I’m frustrated. I love and support the intention behind the day, but in execution, people fail to recognize and remember that motive. Obviously, there will always be students who take advantage of the day to evade participating, without the purp...

Being Outspoken

Being Outspoken

Michelle Wei, Blogger

April 2, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Diversity Corner, Opinion, Showcase

At Masters, students are expected to step out of their comfort zone and do what’s right. Students are often outspoken, and their transparency and candor make them even more admirable. In my experience at Masters, there is a culture of outspoken students being revered for the content they deliver an...

Why is ability ignored?

Why is ability ignored?

Michelle Wei, Blogger

February 10, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Diversity Corner, Showcase

People often forget that ability is a social identifier. I never even really thought about it myself, until I met new friends and started talking about ability in Diversity Ambassadors. Growing up, I knew it was something that existed: people with learning disabilities like dyslexia, ADD, and ADHD. T...

Thought diversity at Masters

Thought diversity at Masters

Michelle Wei, Blogger

January 22, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Diversity Corner, Showcase

In her recent visit to Masters, Irshad Manji was able to talk to a few classes at Masters about her work around moral courage, and what it means to her. I was lucky enough to have her in two of my classes: Introduction to Journalism and World Religions. Manji is an author, educator, and activist. ...

MLK Day celebration creates platform for students

MLK Day celebration creates platform for students

Michelle Wei, Blogger

January 22, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Diversity Corner, Showcase

To celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr at Masters, community members voiced opinions and thoughts of activism in the spirit of Dr. King. Celebrated on the two weekdays leading to MLK Day, students and faculty presented an array of speeches, song, poems, dances, stories, and videos for discussion about...

Doc Films and Desi Club explore minstrelsy and misrepresentation with The Problem with Apu

Doc Films and Desi Club explore minstrelsy and misrepresentation with The Problem with Apu

Michelle Wei, Blogger

December 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Blogs, Diversity Corner, Showcase

In a recent collaboration between the Doc Films club and DESI club at Masters, the documentary The Problem with Apu was shown this past Friday, December 8. The Problem with Apu was released on November 17, 2017, featuring and written by comedian Hari Kondabolu. The film focuses on addressing problems surrounding ...

What role has the “N” word played at Masters?

What role has the “N” word played at Masters?

Michelle Wei, Blogger

December 4, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Diversity Corner, Showcase

The “n” word originates from the Latin word for black, niger. The word was used as a derogatory term by the early 1800s to perpetuate the black stereotype: dumb, worthless, and lazy. A hierarchy where whites are at the top and blacks are at the bottom was created. This idea is shown through usin...

Halloween costumes used as a vehicle for activism

Halloween costumes used as a vehicle for activism

Michelle Wei, Blogger

November 7, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Diversity Corner, Showcase

  As all Masters students know, Halloween is a tradition at Masters that is celebrated by everyone. Deemed one of the “best days” at Masters by various students, students and faculty come to school dressed under a theme given by the senior class. With the Sophomore theme being Duck Dynasty, some ...

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