Transcending transphobia: How to be a better ally

There is currently a major debate going on concerning the rights of transgender people — that is, people who do not identify with the gender they were assigned to when they were born.  The question of whether trans people and their gender identities should be treated with equality…

Eckerd student abroad gives hitchhikers thumbs up

Eckerd student abroad gives hitchhikers thumbs up

In the U.S., most Americans would never think to hitchhike. We’ve heard the stories — the murders and assaults, the countless victims who have gone missing. Our mothers and fathers tell us that there are bad people on the road, and most of us don’t dare try to…

Friendly Fire: Eckerd bubble

Eckerd Bubble instills isolation, stagnation By Dan Whitely Columnist It is a common utterance one hears on Eckerd’s campus: “I have a car.” Yet at Eckerd, even after living here for over a year and a half, it still surprises me every time I hear that someone has…

Empowerment enables confidence

Empowerment enables confidence

For a long time, I felt like I had to be perfect for the people around me. I…

LGBT youth homelessness: Out of the closet and onto the streets

LGBT youth homelessness: Out of the closet and onto the streets

Youth homelessness is a major problem in the United States. A 2013 Department of Justice report estimated that…

The effect of comics transition from print to media

The effect of comics transition from print to media

To those who read them, comics can be a lasting part of one’s memory or even just a…

Eckerd’s plans for expansion invite questions about future upgrades

Eckerd’s plans for expansion invite questions about future upgrades

Budgeting for the future is never easy. It also only gets harder when working on a large scale.…

Red My Lips campaign unites women against sexual assault

Red My Lips campaign unites women against sexual assault

On April 28, 2011, Danielle Tansino went out with some friends. Later that night she was taken aside…

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