Why Conservative Immigration Reform Doesn’t Work

Since Trump was elected president, I’ve been hearing a lot of conversations about his wall, deportations, and undocumented citizens in general. People claim that this wall would keep Mexican people out; that deporting undocumented citizens works and that we only deport undocumented criminals; that these criminals depress wages and take American jobs; and that all…

X-Plan: Giving your kids a way out (#xplan)

This amazing article outlines a great way to maintain trust within your family, give your kids a sense of responsibility, but also allow them to know you’ll be there without judgments when things go awry. It’s a short read and I hope more families take on this practice. Source: X-Plan: Giving your kids a way…

Interactive Website about Refugee Crisis

The Refugee Project describes itself as “a narrative, temporal map of refugee migrations since 1975. UN data is complemented by original histories of the major refugee crises of the last four decades, situated in their individual contexts.” It’s interactive so you can explore different parts of the world and view things like the number of refugees from a…

What Do Anti-Black Oppression and Racism Look Like?

We were given a prompt in my feminist philosophy course: define oppression and discuss how one or more groups are affected by it. I decided to write about the general oppression of black people in the United States, and also went a bit deeper into how black women, especially, are affected by stereotyping, biased media,…

First Meeting

I am super excited to announce that there is now an official date and time for the first general body meeting of the St. John’s (unofficial) chapter of SJ Exchange.

New Pages in Menu

We’ve added some new pages to our menu, and also updated some of the older ones. You can still find awesome resources for finding a job, updating your resume, and applying for scholarships in the Hacking Adulthood section, but we’ve now added some financial resources for those who want to learn about stocks, taxes, mortgages,…

Is the Free Market a Good Thing?

I had the pleasure of getting to hear Dr. Christian Nasulea speak about the free market system vs communism and socialism in Romania. I’ve been a big critic of capitalism and the American free market system for a while now, and that is based in my understanding of the fact that capitalism is built upon people…

What Can Laundry Commercials Tell Us About Gender Roles?

For my gender and pop culture course, we’ve been looking at some Tide commercials and breaking them down to see what they say about feminity and masculinity. We have been discussing hegemony, ideology, and the performing of gender. We were asked to write a short essay on how we think certain ideas of gender play…

Are We a Christian Nation?

Last semester I took a philosophy class based on constitutional law. Because of the political differences surrounding this most recent election, I decided to focus on the political divisiveness of the U.S. and how the separation of church and state plays into some ideological differences. You can read it under the cut.