A Choice that Matters

Women deserve the right to their bodies, including the right to have an abortion By Taryn Womack With all of these new laws coming into place trying to define how a woman should be able to use her own body, I wanted to put my own voice into it. As a woman, I firmly believe…

“It’s just one of those things.”

A Brief Discussion on Body Positivity This isn’t going to be a discussion that tells you to “feel better” because that’s just not how it works; one cannot just magically feel better about themselves. It is a process that takes time and sometimes it can take a long time, sometimes it might not happen at…

I’m a first-year law student & earned free college credit

By Mohammed Mahfouz This fall marks my first semester as a law school student at the University of Baltimore – this is the very start of my plan for the next four years. I finished my undergraduate degree a year in advance so that I could begin law school by the time I was 21-years-old….

A Division of the Left Wing

By Robert Velazquez On a humid Saturday morning, deep in Baltimore’s Highlandtown neighborhood, a coalition of immigrant rights attorneys, activists, and concerned citizens met in a basement.  It’s one remnant of the almost 700 “Families Belong Together” protests held across the United States on June 30, 2018. The group, Baltimore Immigrant Solidarity Coalition, a loosely…

The Tragic Loss of an Inspiration

By Robert Velazquez The death of Anthony Bourdain was a sharp knife into the tender belly of an industry he inspired. For many cooks like myself, aimless teenagers with nothing better to do than drop acid, smoke pot and glue themselves to a television in a desperate attempt to ignore the mundane and often painful…