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Brad Waldraff

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Students deserve equal campus access

Ableism, the discrimination against people with disabilities, is tangled among the roots of our society. It is embedded in our language, which turns bodies into...

The Lovecraftian Horror of Neoliberalism

Halloween is a time to celebrate the horrific. This holiday is a testament to the revelry that is inseparable from fear and an opportunity...

The reality of academic censorship reveals conservative’s hypocrisy

Alongside humanity, the ancient world was filled with a myriad of monsters. Great leviathans lurked beneath the great uncharted waters, and just outside of...

Oppressed communities deserve the right to armed self-defense

In Brad Anderson’s "The Machinist", the insomnia-ridden protagonist experiences a series of increasingly violent paranoid delusions. At the end of the film, we learn...

Institutional knowledge precludes passionate learning

Today, students are faced with a number of intimidating contradictions. To what degree can we follow our interests in a way that is economically...

The wealthy should not be allowed to reproduce

Questioning whether we should take our right to have children as a given has, for good reason, always been controversial. I happen to agree that...

To save the humanities, we must rethink the humanities

The future for scholars in the humanities is bleak, to say the least. The financial meltdown of 2008 gutted much of the funding for...

Trump’s aggression toward Venezuela threatens democracy everywhere

It is common practice among warmongers to scapegoat a single person in order to justify hostility against an entire nation, obscuring complicated political realities...