A lot is happening in the news – both nationally and globally. Here are a few key stories this week… Green Book wins “Top Feature Film” The 2018 comedy-drama won a “Top Feature Film” award! Green Book is based on the true 1960s story of a blue-collared Italian-American bouncer and an African American classical […]Read More Your News for THIS WEEK!
Seriously, it’s getting old…Read More Listen, don’t steal our ideas
As Halloween is approaching, people are racing to Party City and, if you’re like me, Dollar Tree, for costumes. Year after year, there are still people dress up in the most inappropriate and offensive costumes. A rule of thumb while shopping this year: If it could be someone’s culture, it’s not your costume. If you […]Read More A concept: Costumes that don’t exploit others
we often equate being unavailable with being in a committed relationship. If you’re uninterested, that is enough to make you unavailable.Read More Ladies… don’t tell him you have a boyfriend.
**TW: Mentions of sexual assault/abuse and suicide** For fans of the popular YA novel, Thirteen Reasons Why, March 31st was an exciting day. Netflix released the much awaited televised adaptation of the book. At first, viewer response was overwhelmingly positive. The storylines and characters are complicated and complex, making it difficult to truly— in the […]Read More Press Play: A Critical Analysis of ’13 Reasons Why’
Tensions are flying high in the East – the bombing of a Syrian Air Base after only two days of deliberation, which provoked a threat of nuclear war by North Korea, followed by a North Korean ballistic missile launch, an attempted show of force that ultimately failed; and the Mother of All Bombs was dropped in Afghanistan in the fight […]Read More Prima Donald (Air)strikes Again
“A singular pronoun should agree in number with the antecedent.” It seems like an innocent comment that a professor would leave in the margins of my senior honors thesis. It’s basic grammar, right? A person walks but a group of people walk. Hannah screams but they all scream. It is grammar 101 – matching your […]Read More Grammar is not an excuse to perpetuate the gender binary.
At the end of freshman year, I went out with a group of friends. The night started innocently enough— we tried on different outfits, played our favorite songs and took millions of Snapchats and Instagram photos. It was supposed to be a final hurrah before finals week started, a night of unadulterated fun before we’d […]Read More Sorry, Maroon 5, But Getting Drugged Isn’t a Party
Reality TV is addictive and a majority of television viewers have found themselves ten episodes deep into a marathon of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Bravo darlings such as Vanderpump Rules and The Real Housewives, or this season’s favorite show to hate, The Bachelor. It’s difficult to deny the temptation of watching as the lives […]Read More The Real Consequences of Reality TV
Let’s set the record straight: I have just as much of a celeb-centered mind as the next person. The Kardashians are my guilty pleasure, and you know I am watching Beyoncé’s every move. For me, it’s about their fashion choices, but for others, it may be something else; to each their own. But there is […]Read More The Problem with Belly Watching