January 12, 2015

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LGBT group SAGA unites at Longview

by Leah Fenani

SAGA member Alex Frogge (Leah Fenani/The Current)

SAGA member Alex Frogge (Leah Fenani/The Current)

Every first and third week of the month Longview’s LGBT group, SAGA, hosts meeting that are open for all students and guests. SAGA, which stands for Sexual orientation And Gender Alliance, “offers to bring students of every sexuality, sexual orientation and gender together to meet new people, hangout, and have a fun safe and supportive environment,” said Alex Frogge, vice president (Frogge also is a member of the Current’s staff). She said that they strive to tackle issues that the LGBTQ+ students and their allies face on campus and in the larger community and help solve those issues. […]

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December 29, 2014

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LV student completes legendary Camino de Santiago pilgrimage

by Jennifer Coleman The Camino Francés is one of the routes of El Camino de Santiago, a Catholic pilgrimage that concludes in Santiago, Spain, at the Cathedral de Santiago. There, pilgrims receive their certificate (Compostela), verifying their completion of the pilgrimage. It runs through the major Spanish cities of Pamplona, Logrono, Burgos and Leon. This […]

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December 28, 2014

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Pride and Privilege

Privilege: a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group of people. In recent weeks this magical and misunderstood word has been tossed around like a penalty flag at a Raiders game. It has most liberally been applied to white privilege, and with cases like Michael Brown, Eric […]

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December 28, 2014

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There’s a spectrum of privilege

by Alex Frogge There’s a spectrum to privilege. It ranges from natural and justified to straight-up discriminatory. The discriminatory privileges are the ones we need to band together to fight. An example of a justified privilege is when someone wins the lottery. Everyone has an equal chance of winning the lottery (as long as they buy […]

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December 25, 2014

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Student Ambassadors lead at Longview

by Alex Frogge College can be scary. This is true whether you’re right out of high school, or 50 and going back to school, or any age in between. But the Longview Student Ambassadors are here to make the transition easy and less intimidating. The Student Ambassadors are a group of six students who work […]

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