These Boots Were Made For Walking: Afterthoughts on the Women’s March on Washington

When first launched, the Women’s March on Washington was a post-inaugural protest, but it quickly evolved into a global mission for equality. On Saturday, January 21st there were 673 marches total. In Washington D.C. alone, the Metro logged 1,001,613 entries into the rail systems, which is a slap in the face to Trump’s Inauguration Day, where there were only […]

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Water is life, but what’s a DAPL?

  What is DAPL? It’s all over Twitter and Facebook, and I’m not sure what’s going on. DAPL is the Dakota Access Pipeline, which  is meant to transport 450,000 barrels of Bakken crude oil daily from North Dakota to Illinois. It crosses streams and bodies of water over 200 times, and snakes through private property  (thus avoiding federal regulations). […]

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Monday Funday: It’s News Time Again

Facebook bug switched many accounts to memorial pages – thus “killing” users; this is a harmless accident, but it is still alarming. Bill Cosby expects to be cleared — Despite numerous accusations of sexual assault, Cosby still believes he will be cleared of those allegations. Then again, when you’ve got an alleged rapist for president-elect, anything can […]

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LGBTQ+ News: There’s a Silver Lining to Every Political Storm Cloud

This past week has been a whirlwind for US politics – the Presidential election, protests, and global commentary. There’s a lot of scare rhetoric out there, intimidating the LGBTQ+ community. Some things in the news are true, others are just meant to intimidate the community. Personally, I was terrified while watching the election results roll […]

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Are you a Feminist? Probably

As a Feminist, I want to admit that for a while I was afraid to define myself as such. I heard people calling feminists “man-haters”, “forever alone”, and “bra-burners”. I didn’t realize that these definitions were part of the reason feminism exists. I also was unaware that any human, regardless of their gender-identification, can be a […]

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Dear JMU: It’s costume time!!!

The leaves are changing colors, the temperature is dropping fast, and everything is pumpkin flavored. Halloween is in the air. I know you’re a procrastinator. You haven’t decided on a costume yet. You’ve been flipping through Buzzfeed articles and the 1000+ Pinterest ideas to find the perfect one. Well, look no further. I have some […]

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