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GALs bake sale falls short

GALs bake sale falls short

Michelle Wei, Blogger April 28, 2018

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...

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What I Want People to Remember During the Day of Silence

Michelle Wei, Blogger April 24, 2018

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,...

Being Outspoken

Being Outspoken

Michelle Wei, Blogger April 2, 2018

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...

Why is ability ignored?

Why is ability ignored?

Michelle Wei, Blogger February 10, 2018

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...

Thought diversity at Masters

Thought diversity at Masters

Michelle Wei, Blogger January 22, 2018

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:...

MLK Day celebration creates platform for students

MLK Day celebration creates platform for students

Michelle Wei, Blogger January 22, 2018

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...

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

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...

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

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

Michelle Wei, Blogger December 4, 2017

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...

Halloween costumes used as a vehicle for activism

Halloween costumes used as a vehicle for activism

Michelle Wei, Blogger November 7, 2017

  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...

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