Stay in School

Now more than ever, I have seen society encourage individuals to do whatever it takes to not feel stress. I see all over social media that cutting anything out of their lives that they do not like is good for them. Unfortunately, this includes school. Now, more than ever, the motivation to complete a degree […]

Amy Sharp | February 13, 2019


Northam’s Infanticide Comments Were More Offensive Than The Yearbook Picture

Now that the dust has mostly settled on the controversies surrounding Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, it is appropriate to examine those controversies. Gov. Northam’s terrible week started last Wednesday, when he defended Virginia’s attempt at winning the race for the most radical abortion law. Northam took it a step further, saying “If a mother is […]

Gregory Lobo | February 7, 2019



As a Government student, there are many requirements that differ from the rest of the student body at my institution. One of the big ones, is the dress code. We are required to dress “business professional” in every class appearance. Many people ask me “why are you so dressed up?” and “Don’t you hate that […]

Amy Sharp | February 6, 2019


The New Tribes

In the not-so-distant past, if you had told people that one day you could have the wealth of the world’s information in the palm of your hand, they would have laughed in your face. But nowadays technology like smartphones, social media and services designed to stream information directly to you are commonplace. So commonplace that […]

Jordan Mabe | January 29, 2019


Morals Versus Politics: The Conundrum of Abortion

You can’t be both morally pro-life and politically pro-choice when it comes to abortion. Pro-choice advocates rejoiced on Jan. 22 when a new law was passed in the state of New York which protects legal rights for late-term abortions, according to CBS News. The Reproductive Health Act states that a health professional can make the […]

Sarah Jackson | January 28, 2019


I’ve Moved Into The New House, But Somehow, It Works. Here’s How

Recently, my family moved into a new house, a 1920s colonial. Being a 1920s colonial, it has multiple accessibility issues, but they are not significant. My bedroom, bathroom, and essentially everything I need is on one floor, which is great. What was not great, and I emphasize the past tense was was getting into the […]

Gregory Lobo | January 26, 2019


Bill S.240

New York has just passed legislature updating their current laws on Abortion. Some argue that this is a monumental step in protecting reproductive health rights and others claim that it is a moral atrocity. There are many articles stating that this legislature allows for abortion up to birth and strips all rights away from infants. […]

Jordan Mabe | January 24, 2019


Maxime Comtois and The Dark Side of Sports Fandom

If I remember correctly, it says in my bio that I’m a hockey fan, so you had to expect a hockey article at some point, so… here it is. Recently, the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championships finished up in Vancouver. This is an international tournament for players under 20 years old. Anaheim Ducks […]

Gregory Lobo | January 17, 2019


Across the Street: the Stigma of Self-harm

“You go across the street for attention, down the street for results.” At first, I didn’t catch what my coworker was saying. It was near the end of a slow shift, and I hadn’t been listening closely. Seeing my blank look, he repeated himself – while miming slash marks across his wrist and down his […]

Sarah Jackson | January 17, 2019


New Year, Same Me

New Years has always been a weird time for me. I don’t think I’ve ever quite wrapped my head around the whole concept. I don’t understand that even though we have a holiday that is explicitly centered around new beginnings, it’s implicitly centered around the futility of change.   Let me explain:   Every year […]

Jordan Mabe | January 17, 2019


What is African feminism? An introduction

The African female is vastly different from the Western female given the different socio-economic, political and cultural structures. Further the African female is viewed to have somewhat different preconditions from the Western Female, such as war, poverty, illness, illiteracy and so on. Therefore it has emerged that in the plight for female empowerment the African […]

Maria-Louisa Wang’ondu | January 14, 2019


A different feminist approach to the pro-choice question

My country Kenya has recently been caught in the wave of pro-choice and pro-life debate as one of the main hospitals carrying out legal abortions was asked to shut down. Many young women have taken it to social media to argue the same old narrative that women should be allowed to do whatever they please […]

Maria-Louisa Wang’ondu | January 10, 2019

Human Rights

VIDEO – IYc: Who We Are

Get to know the IYc team and the issues close to their hearts and minds! We at IYc believe in the right to life, the proper understanding of masculinity and femininity, the proper expression of human sexuality, nonviolence, the intrinsic dignity of the human person, the family and the rights of parents, and the Universal […]

IYc Contributor | January 10, 2019