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Are You Just A Coat rack to the Boys?

Originally Published: Tuesday, August 24, 2004 Written by: Teresa Brat    I started writing this piece because someone remarked, either as a joke or in all seriousness, that girls aren&...

Girls, Get Out of the Pit!

Originally Published: Monday, December 12, 2005Written by: Issa Ok, I got your attention. And I’m not lying. I do think that girls should get out of the pit. I also think that boys should get out of t...

For Miles and Miles…

For Miles and Miles… A story of how Sound & Fury 2019 changed my life Written by Gretchen Marie HahnI’d like to preface this story with a trigger warning for those who may be affected by mat...

Defying Order

We all have favorite bands, artists, songs, and genres for various reasons; sometimes, it may be because: we fell in love with them when we were young, it helped us through heart aches, special moment...

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From Sobriety to sXe

I first heard of Straight Edge in my mid-teens when a friend of mine, chatting on ICQ told me he was ‘sXe.’. Living in Hong Kong I figured this was a sect of Buddhism I’d not heard of before - Tao, Ze...

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X Marked Hands and Hardcore Bands

October 20th, 2003 was the beginning into a subculture that has changed the course of my life. It was the day that I devoted my life to being Straight Edge. I claimed it and owned, what I thought that...

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Open Eyes, Open Heart

ate being asked why I am Straight Edge; I feel like it should be a decision that needs no external reasoning. People don’t often ask questions like “why do you breath air?” or “why do you eat food?” S...

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Ross Haenfler on Straight Edge

Below you will find an interview with Ross Haenfler, a sociology professor working at University of Mississippi. He wrote a book about the straight edge subculture and thats what the interview is abo...

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College VS Straight Edge

Written by Bailee Ah, college. The time in many young adults life to move away from mom and dad and experience the ‘real world’ Three years ago, I was presented with the greatest opportunity of my lif...