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Simon: The deception of the melting pot

Simon: The deception of the melting pot

Shawna Simon, Guest Columnist
March 21, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I started school, I was taught that America was a melting pot. My teachers emphasized the words on the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Emma Lazarus’ words were a promise that I believed in. As the eldest child of immigrants,...

Fighting for rights

Fighting for rights

Joe Heidnescher, Features Editor
October 7, 2015
Filed under Community

In her TEDxToledo talk in September, former University of Toledo student Veralucia Mendoza Reno hammered home the idea that “no human life is capable of being illegal.” Mendoza Reno served as the community editor at The Independent Collegian two years ago but has clearly not stopped using her voice...

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