Beyoncé’s Coachella performance encourages celebration of black culture in music industry

Beyoncé has been gracing the proverbial stage as a powerful black woman for over 20 years. Her Coachella presentation provides an excellent example of how artists can remain influential during contentious times. 

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Failure to acknowledge Native American culture on-campus perpetuates disregard for population

Geneseo resides on 220 acres of beautiful landscape, nestled within a valley that provides gorgeous sunsets without fail. Yet Geneseo—an anglicized version of the Haudenosaunee word for beautiful valley—rests on stolen lands.

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Customers should not forget homophobic stance of Chick-fil-A as chain expands locally

The first Chick-fil-A restaurant in the region officially opened its doors in Greece, New York on April 12, according to the Democrat & Chronicle. While many people are excited about the popular fast food chain’s arrival, they should also remember the company’s discrimination toward LGBTQ+ individuals and condemn the restaurant for its behavior. 

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Starbucks incident indicates larger issue of racial profiling in service industry

An event occurred in a Philadelphia Starbucks on April 12 that led to the arrest of two black men, according to the The New York Times. This event highlights the need for reform and awareness surrounding racism in customer service.

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Media should celebrate pilot for heroic actions, not gender

As a story about an emergency plane landing unfolded, news headlines across the country celebrated the pilot’s skillful control over the plane’s descent as its engine broke down. Despite the pilot’s impressive performance, their gender has, unreasonably, become the most publicized aspect of the story. 

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