Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States of America. Many people reacted with excitement — the complete opposite of we were expecting. Clinton supporters and others stared in horror at the […]
Four statewide issues will appear on the ballot this upcoming Nov. 4 General Election. The ballot measures are potential revisions to the state’s constitution. We, the Index Editorial Board, urge readers to vote against all […]
Despite our intuition — or human arrogance — telling us we are the ones who know ourselves best, I’ve observed other people most often identify our defining character traits more clearly. I often hear people say, “Nobody knows me like I do.” But I’ll be the first to admit I am the biggest mystery to myself in the world. I am completely incapable of objective self-observation and I lack a lot of information necessary to understand myself.
Simple things such as race and sex are anatomical aspects of my being. However, there are several aspects that are harder to observe and, dependent on the person, those aspects might never become clear and concise. Two things often discussed concerning self-identification are gender and sexual orientation. Many people cannot understand why we celebrate these differences. Sure, acceptance is one thing, but celebration? Let me explain. […]