All posts by Ruth Onyirimba

About Ruth Onyirimba

Staff Writer
Human Rights and Social Action
  • LGBT students share stories of being stereotyped

    Junior Olivia Hilton recalls many fond memories as a camper and counselor-in-training at Camp Rotary, a summer camp she used to attend yearly. One day, she used the camp’s computer to post on her personal blog—a blog...

    • Posted November 5, 2015
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  • Confessions of ‘The Black Friend’

    For much of my adolescence I carried a secret, a clandestine thought that haunted me almost everywhere I went. Even some of my relationships had become harder and harder for me in certain circumstances, and there was...

    • Posted October 23, 2015
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  • How to hate your appearance: three quick tips

    Women’s Studies and English professor Kim O’Neill conducts unofficial polls in her classes regarding many topics, including body image. As it turns out, the results aren’t always pretty (pun definitely intended). To administer the polls, she would...

    • Posted September 24, 2015
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  • “…but all terrorists wear hijabs:” an ode to ignorance

    The Muslim Student Association hosted an event on Thursday, April 16 that invited Quinnipiac students to try on hijabs and experience one aspect of the reality of being a Muslim woman on campus. Naturally, I decided to...

    • Posted April 21, 2015
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  • What I didn’t learn in QU101

    The title pretty much says it all – there are some key aspects of life that I wish were highlighted in my QU 101 class that simply… weren’t. Let’s jump right in, shall we? The matters that...

    • Posted April 15, 2015
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