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  • Transgender and Misgendered: A Personal Take on the Power of Pronouns

    Opinion “I just need more time. You look so feminine and I need to get used to calling you ‘he.’” This isn’t a quote from any one person, but a summary of what I’ve been told by people over and over again. I am transgender. I was assigned female at birth, but through time, I’ve learned that I’m actually a guy. I go by he, him and his pronouns. Those who call me by my correct pronouns and acknowledges me as male are the biggest supports in my life; those that don’t make my life [read more]
  • Two Time All American Defies Impairment, Outpaces Competition

    At the starting line of the Cougar Open in Canby, Oregon, the freshman runner crouches confidently for the 1500-meter race. He explodes at the crack of the starting gun, blazing down the chalk-striped straightaway. Despite a strained calf and nasty cold, Jason Ernst picks up speed, eventually outpacing all but one competitor in his heat as he sprints toward a finish line he cannot see. Unlike his competitors, Ernst, Clark business student and track and field athlete, is legally blind. Diagnosed [read more]
  • Inside the Indy: Parting Thoughts

    My heart was racing. I wiped my sweaty palms on my ironed slacks and stepped into the room. A week before, I submitted my application for the life editor position at the Independent. I had over prepared for this interview because it was my dream to have the same job my sister had just a few quarters ago. A couple days later, I received a call from the editor-in-chief. I didn’t get the job. At least not initially. That was in winter 2015. Fast forward to now and we’ve published the final [read more]
  • Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Sink or Swim? (Review)

    Reporter Amanda Hines contributed to this story Amanda’s  “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” is a success at bringing the feel of the original trilogy back to life after the lackluster “Pirates Of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.” Johnny Depp takes a backseat to make room for actors Kaya Scodelario and Brenton Thwaites who join the series as Carina Smyth and Henry Turner. The pair, in addition to Geoffrey Rush who returns as Hector Barbossa, bring back the [read more]
  • Hunger Pains: Plan for Clark Food Pantry Advances

    What if you had to choose between eating and buying your textbooks? Some students do. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 12.7 percent of American households in 2015 experienced food insecurity at some point in the year, and that number skyrockets among college students. Last year, the Atlantic reported that 52 percent of college students nationwide were facing some form of food insecurity. Clark isn’t an exception. “We know that we have students coming to college [read more]
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NERD Girls Club Supports Women in STEM

by Ainslie Cromar in All

Cassidy Gordon strolled through the hallway of Clark’s STEM building on the way to her first class needed for her engineering degree. Two things stuck out to her as she [read more]




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