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coca cola and india

Sep 15, 2010 | Posted by in Featured, Portfolio | 0

Coca-Cola, a company that champions water preservation in numerous videos on its website, does not practice what it preaches. Since 1999, Coca-Cola has depleted Indian groundwater reserves and replaced the water it takes–two thirds of which is used to clean factory floors and bottles–with groundwater pollution. Since the year 2000, Kerala, India has been plaguedRead more …

the burden of being a model minority

Sep 15, 2010 | Posted by in Featured, Portfolio | 0

Racial stereotypes are caricatures that limit a person’s potential to the confines of generalizations made by those outside their race. Stereotypically, Hispanic Americans clean homes and cut grass. Stereotypically, Black Americans live in ghettos and are criminals. Stereotypically, Native Americans live on reservations and have last names like “Redcorn” (a la the King of theRead more …

sochi not so clean

Sep 15, 2010 | Posted by in Featured, Portfolio | 0

In order for a country to host the Olympics, its ability to host the Olympics is measured by its levels of governmental support, general infrastructure, sport venues, Olympic Village(s), environmental conditions and impact, accommodation, transport, past experience, finance, and safety and experience. In Russia’s scramble to prepare for the Olympics and host this legendary event,Read more …

global warming as a global concern

Sep 15, 2010 | Posted by in Portfolio | 0

  Some decades ago, global warming and preservation were concerns of the tree-huggers with nothing better with which to occupy their minds. Fast forward thirty years, and Environmental Studies is a reputable college major, and many children are taught to “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle” before they learn times tables. Global warming is now a globalRead more …

the formula for success

Sep 15, 2010 | Posted by in Portfolio | 0

America is a country that is no stranger to racial stereotypes. These stereotypes range from an inability to keep rhythm to being a billionaire. The latter stereotype of success most notoriously affects the so-called “model minorities”: Chinese Americans, Indian Americans, and American Jews. However, there are some less-visible minorities who make the same strides ofRead more …

rape culture

Sep 15, 2010 | Posted by in Portfolio | 0

It took me a long time to discover that rape culture existed. It is not something the typical parent teaches his/her child about just like he/she would talk about the Golden Rule– and maybe that is part of the problem. In a study of 6,159 students at 32 different American colleges, 1 in 12 menRead more …

female genital mutilation

Sep 15, 2010 | Posted by in Portfolio | 0

We, as Americans, are coddled cradle to grave as members of that precious “1%.” We Americans, regardless of social class, have by birthright access to the most resources, the most advantages, and the most money in the world. When we do not eat all our food at dinner, we hear “Children are starving in Africa!”Read more …

underrepresented and underweight: men with eating disorders

Sep 15, 2010 | Posted by in Portfolio | 0

February is eating disorders awareness month. Eating disorders are battles often fought behind closed bathroom doors. As ones self-esteem is a fairly private matter, admissions of having an eating disorder are difficult obtain,  and so become plans for recovery. But this private matter is one that plagues twenty-four million (roughly four times the population ofRead more …

about me: these are a few of my favorite things

Sep 15, 2010 | Posted by in Portfolio | 0

  My favorite musician is Esperanza Spalding. I remember my dad walking out of Border’s bookstore one day with a CD that he popped in the player. Each track filled my ears with combinations of sound and melodies and syllables and timings I had never heard before. Esperanza was an artist for which to hearRead more …

why i am

Sep 15, 2010 | Posted by in Portfolio | 0

I stand here as a direct product of both the deliberate steps I have taken and also the steps I have deliberately left up to chance. I am here because I chose to be–whether I made those choices actively or passively.   When I was in elementary school, I fostered a lifelong love for poetry.Read more …