Author: Matthew Gates

Matthew Gates
Matthew Gates, 22, is from Bowie, Maryland and is currently studying Journalism at Hampton University. He is an active advocate for the queer and bleeding disorders community, using various platforms to spread awareness. As an Eagle Scout, one important slogan that Matthew carries, in his everyday life, is the saying "do a good turn daily." Matthew believes that kindness is contagious and when we allow ourselves to be a light and spread kindness, people find beauty in that are encouraged to do the same.

To Stress or Not To Stress

As the fall semester slowly comes to a close, and final exams approach, students may need to pay closer attention to their mental health. As a college graduate, I’ve been there; late nights, early...

Everybody Say “Love”

I was 18 years old when I attended my first Pride. Beforehand, I was under the impression that my “pride” wouldn’t extend beyond my late night twerk-a-thons that I had by myself when everybody...