Awuor Onguru
Staff Columnist
Awuor Onguru edits the Opinion Desk. She is a Sophomore in Berkeley College, majoring in English and History.
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FEATURE: A Spiritual Home: Notes on Black Hair Care

With the onset of the internet, everything was possible in the world of Black hair. That world, however, is losing its magic touch.

Catherine Kwon
ONGURU: … Anyways

I always come off the Grammys doing a lot of Googling. I like to spend the morning after the awards looking up winners I’ve never […]


Kanye “Ye” West is a smooth, round stone rolling down a very steep hill. Those of us that have followed his career saw the first […]

ONGURU: Exit Interview

I return to my column in a flurry of emotion. While I am excited to pick up my pen again, a part of me fears […]

CULTURE: What’s So Black About Black TV?

On Boxing Day, after packaging various leftovers and saying goodbye to family friends and neighbours, I sat down to watch the finale of “Insecure.” The […]

Sophie Henry
ONGURU: Recollections

While it is indeed vital to ensure that the class of 2025 also has a smooth transition to college life, there also needs to be a plan to restore to the class of 2024 what was abruptly taken from us.

ONGURU: Selling out

On the morning of March 11, 2021, Elsa Majimbo, rising Kenyan comedian and pop culture star, tweeted that Kenya Airways left her luggage behind and […]

ONGURU: Reckonings

Every member of the Commonwealth has the memory of a family member obsessed with the royal family. Mine is of my great-grandfather, who, I hear, […]

ONGURU: Jerusalema

I first heard Jerusalema last March. I remember the precise date, because it was the day my high school told us we weren’t going back […]

ONGURU: Something big

Every year the Kenyan Yale students host a lunch to welcome the first years before they leave for New Haven. Mine was held at a […]

ONGURU: Taking things the wrong way

I watched the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol live on television. It was around 2 a.m., and my dad and I had sat down to […]