A Wiccan Explains Her Witchcraft

Today, there could be as many as 1.5 million Americans who practice Wicca, a modern Pagan religion also called Pagan Witchcraft, according to Newsweek.
Much of the United States assumes Wicca is a bunch of hocus-pocus, but Nina Neilson, 19, highlights how Wicca represents the relationship between the individual and the universe.

I’m a young female conservative in a blue state.

Lyrah Panarigan; Honolulu, Hawai’i My name is Lyrah Panarigan, and I am a young female conservative who supports President Trump.  On the morning of Sept. 11, 2019, I briskly walked through the school halls to meet up with my friends before school started, styling a white bucket hat and an outfit to match (American colorsContinue reading “I’m a young female conservative in a blue state.”

The voice of Gen Z:“Veni, vidi, vici,” I came, I saw, I conquered

Photo from Patrick Nunn, Wikimedia Cindy Huang; Beijing, China— Gen Z, composed of a group of the world’s youngest little giants, makes up over a third of Earth’s population. Exposed to rapidly evolving modern civilizations, they face the toughest challenges as ancient architecture collapses and a demand for evolution threatens them. Clashing cultures, raging socialContinue reading “The voice of Gen Z:“Veni, vidi, vici,” I came, I saw, I conquered”

Not so nice jeans

Drawing by Julia Pastreich Julia Pastreich; Washington, DC— The final blue button poked its head through the hole in the front of my shirt. I pinched my fingers together and pushed it all the way through. I tugged on the hem, running the stiff fabric through my fingers. I looked my reflection in the eye.Continue reading “Not so nice jeans”

Finding community in the COVID climate

Amalie Zinn, co-founder of “Interfaith Online;” Maryland— In March, I packed up a few suitcases and caught a flight from Wisconsin to DC for an extended spring break due to COVID-19. A few weeks later, the University of Wisconsin-Madison notified us that, like most other universities, we would not be coming back in April andContinue reading “Finding community in the COVID climate”