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Minority Authors You Should Be Reading

By Melanie Wong IG:theasianonne Contact information: mwong2@umassd.edu    We are big fans of reading! Literature is a powerful thing where people c...

Together as One

By Melanie WongIG: @theasianonne Your Vote Matters  We here at America Equals want you to raise your voice! And now that we’re nearing our 2020 ele...

I tap danced for 15 years. Then all of a sudden I stopped.

By: Keaveny Hewitt  The black laces were tied in tiny, little bows, and the metal taps were screwed in perfectly to the bottoms of my shoes. I sto...

Can’t travel because of Covid? Master the art of a staycation.

By Keaveny Hewitt  Just because travel has been restricted because of COVID-19 doesn’t mean you can’t relax and unwind. Welcome to staycation—a new...

The Roadtrip

For an American, it’s quite the shock to learn that many of our European friends think an hour-long drive is absurd. Travel is a necessary part of ...

Sometimes we just have to enjoy the ride of unknown

By: Rosemary Montes When a child is asked what they want to be when they grow up, depending on their age, they usually answer a princess, superhe...

The pot could use some more ingredients to melt

By: Rosemary Montes We constantly questioned our identity as children and wondered where we came from. When our parents took the time and explained...

A Voice of Unity in America

A Voice of Unity in America
For about the past 5 years it seems like we’ve hit a bit of a roadblock here in America.  I know many people are still reeling from the divisive presidential election of 2016, and the us vs. them mentality that it created for many Americans.  While poor leadership certainly isn’t helping, I think there’s more to this divide than meets the eye.  No matter who you voted for in the last election, I think there is still a major feeling from the American people that our leaders aren’t doing a good enough job representing our voices.  

How Writing Changed the American Dream

How Writing Changed the American Dream
Writing has a way of changing the world. It informs, entertains, and persuades. In some cases, it creates new sets of beliefs and ideas that people adopt. Writing is a crucial way of unifying people and getting them to take action. There are several famous pieces that you can look here to see other examples of writings that changed America’s history.

The Best Music to Work from Home to is Chillhop:

The Best Music to Work from Home to is Chillhop:
With the pandemic, working from home has allowed many adults to rediscover music. I’m a fanatic for music (I have over 300 vinyl records and CDs), so I’ve absolutely been listening to more music while working nowadays. Not all kinds of music are good for productivity though. I tried to write film reviews to Thrash Metal; it didn't help my writing, since I kept headbanging. When listening to Country music, I kept thinking about whiskey and people who did me wrong. Finally, when listening to Hip-Hop, I found myself rhyming to every other word in a film review.    

My Favorite Authors, and How They've Inspired Me to Write

My Favorite Authors, and How They've Inspired Me to Write
With each generation of Americans, remarkable and inspiring authors emerge and take place amongst our long list of greats. This country’s history has produced many incredible and influential authors, and there are so many works of writing which are a vital part of that history in itself. 

How to Share Your Voice in the Workplace Effectively

How to Share Your Voice in the Workplace Effectively
We’ve all been there. You have this great idea to propose to your boss that you and your coworker have been working on. You’re at your weekly team ...