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Biracial Royalty – So What?
Meghan Markle is set to be the first biracial member of the British Royal Family. But why does her race matter so much?
Verge Voices: What It Feels Like to be a Graduating Senior
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – As my college career is coming to an end, I’m looking back at all of the memories I’ve made on Monmouth’s campus, and can’t help but feel a little nostalgic. I’ve met some of the most amazing people and experienced some of the best moments throughout my college career. These past four years […]
Verge Voices: Immigrant and Proud
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – To me, identity is how you define yourself; personally, I feel that I fit the ABCD stereotype, a.k.a. American-Born-Confused-Desi. I was born in India, but at the age of 7 months, my mom, dad, and I took a 23 hour flight to the great state of New Jersey. Of course, in […]
The Little Meltdown: Meeting Ariel at Disney World
WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – With spring break always comes serious FOMO – fear of missing out – and for me, this year was no different. Many of my peers went to sun-soaked beaches and posted on social media aggressively about the great time they were having and what drinks they were consuming that hour. […]
Ed Sheeran's New Album Was Worth the Wait
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – It had been a long time since the world heard new music from Ed Sheeran, and the wait finally ended on March 3, 2017 when he released his brand new album ÷ (Divide). Comprised of 16 tracks and a whole lot of nostalgia, this album is truly special, and deserves the […]
Growing Up in Two Different Cultures
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – This past week, I went to a Tarkan concert. You probably have no clue who that is because he’s a Turkish popstar. I grew up in a Turkish household so I was exposed to two different cultures simultaneously my whole life. I always liked the fact that I wasn’t just […]
Why Ron Weasley Became my Favorite Character
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Recently, I was able to revisit one of my favorite childhood books, Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone. When I read the book the first time, I was immediately drawn to Hermione Granger, the bushy haired witch who made a family for herself in the magical world of Hogwarts. This […]
Monmouth's Holiday in Cambodia
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Neoliberalism is the bane of my existence. Unfortunately, I am neoliberalism. You are neoliberalism. We are all neoliberalism. It is important here to make the distinction between being neoliberalism and being a neo-liberal. It is important as well to define neoliberalism, and why being a neo-liberal is a distinction. Neoliberalism is […]
The Perks of Being an Immigrant
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Now this may come as news to some people, but I was not born in America. I was instead born in a hospital just a few miles from the beach in India. However, I am a naturalized American citizen; this means that I literally pledged my allegiance to the United […]