Milaka Saddler

Top 5 Fun Activities for College Students in the DMV

As a DMV college student, finding ways to unwind in between studying, working, and stressing is essential. If you are a DMV native, sometimes the common experiences offered in D.C. can become a little bland. The endless array of art shows, pop-ups, and museums – particularly the ones that don’t change exhibits as often – can …

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Forgiveness: The Reminder that National Kiss and Make-up Day Brings 

The following poem was inspired by National Kiss and Make Up Day. This day was meant to inspire release from past sorrow and to remind you that though wrongs exist and pain is there to follow, forgiveness and letting go will bring you the happiness you seek. Further, this poem was inspired by my pain, …

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National Smile Week: Smile or Die…Just Kidding

In recognition of National Smile Week, I wanted to take the time to honor a universal yet agitating term: “You should smile more.” A phrase that often rings through the streets, at women scorned from the daily struggles of life, angry teenagers getting their first taste of it, and people in general who have chosen …

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The Ongoing Great Debate on What to Do About Gun Control

The recent shootings happening all around the country are leaving people scratching their heads, wondering what to do next. Not only are people trying to figure out how to cope with this reality, but also figure out the best solutions. The implementation of gun control laws has been a great debate for some time now. …

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Happy Father’s Day, But Where is My Father?

As children, we all have at least one repetitive question that follows us throughout our childhood. Some of us ask, while others never get the nerve to. One question that unfortunately many African Americans have been able to connect with is, “where is my father?” Father’s day has a different meaning for me. I see …

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