Author Archives: Matthew C

About Matthew C

First generation college graduate with Psychology degree. Focused on Peace & Social Justice issues.

My 2016

Bittersweet. This is my personal word for the year of 2016. Looking at the celebrities that have passed away, the stories that have made the news, and the events around the world, I can only reflect on my own personal … Continue reading

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Stand in the Light

You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and … Continue reading

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Love More

LOVE MORE; “get better at it.” And he then goes forward with how the Thessalonians can get better at loving one another: live in a way that commands respect from outsiders. Continue reading

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The (Non) Mirror of the Olympic Games

For the average person, the Olympic Games are known to be played every two years, rotating every four years between the seasonal games (i.e. summer and winter). The location of the Games has been debated since the revival of them in 1896 when Coubertin wanted the games to have a permanent city (Young, 2005) while others felt that as the world participates, the world should play host. By hosting the Olympic Games, cities hope for an economic boost to the city’s economy (Cashman, 2002) but also realize the negative effect of financing the Games as seen by Montreal having a debt being paid off nearly 30 years later after hosting the 1976 Olympic Games (Newtown, 2012, para. 2). Continue reading

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Zero to Hero Culture

White privilege has negative psychological consequences for Caucasian people by virtue of their collusion, intentional and conscious or not, in subordinating diverse others (472).” While these perspectives are empirically correct, I feel that they could be biased in certain ways. I am unsure of how they could be biased, but every person have biases that are unchecked and is rather difficult to keep them balanced when doing article publications, which thus can cause controversy and conflict between groups of people in society—primarily, blacks and whites. Continue reading

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“Remember Who You Are”

In the Disney movie “The Lion King” there is one scene which sticks out from the others. This scene occurs near the end of the movie. Simba’s father had died, and because Simbabelieved his father’s death was his fault, he … Continue reading

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Pain, yet it’s okay?

Jesus. The word alone can evoke emotion, but for me, I think of a man who was the Almighty in human form. This alone is a powerful statement! It’s something that sometimes can be a headache, but something that for … Continue reading

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