Maddie Ellis

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Art from Fahamu Pecou's "DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance" on display at the Stone Center. Photo courtesy of The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston.

Stone Center exhibit aims to reframe Black existence

Fahamu Pecou's exhibit at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center explores Black resiliency through a combination of West African tradition and hip hop culture. The showcase coincides with the Stone Center's wider project addressing perspectives that surround 1619 and slavery in America.


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UNC gamers offer female perspectives about harassment while playing online

“It’s hard to have a discussion because video games are so new, but hyper-sexualization of women and sexism are so old." Female gamers from UNC talked to us about the harassment and sexism they experience while online. A constant barrage of sexual comments, reporting female users as bots or inappropriate to get them removes and other tactics are just the beginning of what these women have to deal with.


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What's your type? The enneagram, explained

The newest in online personality tests is the enneagram. The concept of finding ourselves in online descriptors of personal strengths and weaknesses is not new, but it is becoming somewhat of a social media trend. As more influencers, college students and avid social media users start to share and publicize their personality results as a form of deeper connection, they also infiltrate the corporate world as a hiring indicator. Myers-Briggs, the Big Five and even astrological symbols have become a form of self-expression and self-labeling that allows people to connect with their peers and contextualize their personality.   While these kinds of groupings may help us relate socially to others, they may not actually be objective u2013 or even totally accurate  u2013 measurements. Students and psychological experts weighed in on the real value of these tools. After all, is it really possible for everyone in the world to fit into seven neat boxes?