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
One of my favorite parts of feminism is the emphasis that is put on being an ally. ShoutOut has seen many bloggers and editors come and go, but they have all remained a part of our little community as some of our biggest supporters. Recently, former editor Shannon Garner paid a visit to our newsroom […]Read More Your Virtual Reality May Be Someone Else’s Reality
In a class this semester, we’ve been learning about this thing called the Social Pain Overlap Theory. Basically, what it says is that social exclusion and being stigmatized register in the brain along the same neural pathways as physical pain. This fact blew my mind, but it makes sense. Recently, I got to see this […]Read More Ignorance is…pain
I once had a long conversation with a man who proudly hung confederate flags from his house and his truck, and belonged to the Sons of the Confederacy. On his fridge there was a magnet that said, “A government that’s big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take away everything […]Read More How to be free, P.C., and remember history
Let’s talk about one of my favorite things, shall we? Mansplaining. I just love it when a man is kind (aka condescending) enough to dumb something down for me to understand, even if it’s something I know way more about than he ever could. The most recent mansplaining I’ve come across comes along with a […]Read More Keep Your Lips Sealed
With the recent political landscape continuously taking a turn for the worst whilst simultaneously turning against immigrants, refugees, POC, the LGBTQ+ community, Muslims, public and special education programs and women’s rights, etc. it’s become a scary America to exist in. And, with Congressional spite fueling and unnecessary repeal (without a logical replacement, but that’s of […]Read More I-U-Me? A Few Things You Should Know About IUDs
Yesterday, December 4th, the Army Corps of Engineers denied the easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline through Lake Oahe, a reservoir of the Missouri River. This is a huge win for the Sioux of Standing Rock, North Dakota! Water protectors stood their ground and have maintained clean drinking water for their tribe and all those […]Read More Mni Wiconi: Water is Life.