Running Into History

Runner Justin Gallegos is a junior at the University of Oregon who made history this month by signing a contract with Nike. Why is this history? It’s history because it makes Gallegos the first professional athlete with cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that affects motor skills, movement,…

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Hey, Girl, The History Of The Word ‘Girl’ Is Actually Crazy

There’s “gal,” there’s “lady,” and now, there’s “kween” (comma, “yas”). The ways modern girls evade calling each other “girls” are myriad, but most of them take on the same semi-ironic tone, mocking the days when femininity, monolithic as it was, could be neatly contained within the parameters of a word. As…

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Deadliest Shooting in U.S. History Leaves 49 Dead, Many Injured

Early Sunday morning, a gunman opened fire in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49 people and injuring at least 53 others before being killed by police. The tragedy is the worst mass shooting in American history. President Barack Obama referred to the attack as “an act of terror…

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