By: Michelle Manganiello Writer When I mention that I study languages at college, I usually get one of two responses: “Wow! That’s so cool!” or “I don’t know how you do that, languages are so hard for me.” In fact, both answers ring true: languages can be very difficult to learn, but also doubly rewarding in the end. Knowing another language is one of … Continue reading Learning More Languages Means Opening More Doors
The film and TV industry is great at putting out hits that focus on characters who are white, male and straight such as “Fifty Shades of Grey” or “Phantom Thread.” These are two drastically different movies, and yet they still have those three core principles. Continue reading Where Are All The Women?
The first article I ever wrote as a college journalist was about sexual assault for Sexual Assault Awareness Month in 2016. Since that article was written, the social landscape that we live in has changed. Continue reading Let’s Talk About Consent
We have to do better. Continue reading White Women, We Have To Do Better.
By: Nia Waller Online Section Writer Twitter exploded on Jan. 3, 2018 when Democrat Doug Jones beat Roy Moore for the Alabama Senate seat. In a state like Alabama that is traditionally red, Roy Moore should have seen an easy victory, but Moore’s race was littered with controversy. After announcing his Senate campaign, Moore was followed by several sexual allegations from various young women. Although … Continue reading The Irony of the Black Vote
By: Nia Waller Online Section Writer On Sept. 19, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel, an innocent gathering of friends turned to tragedy. Kenneka Jenkins arrived at the Crowne Plaza around 1 a.m., what happened after that point has been disputed. Around 4 a.m., Jenkin’s friends called the police to report her missing. After an intensive search, she was found in an empty … Continue reading Social Media and the Kenneka Jenkins Case
By: Alexandra Travis Web Director You know an album is timeless if a year has gone by and it still seems like a new release every time you hit play. That is how Solange’s “A Seat at the Table” is for me. Sept. 30 marks the one-year anniversary of its release, and I still play this album nearly every day. I listen to it walking … Continue reading A Year in the Making: Why Solange’s “A Seat at the Table” is Still Essential
By: Alexandra Travis Social media always covers awards season extensively. People wait on the edge of their seats to see if their favorite actor or singer has been nominated for their latest project. They then take to Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat to express their support or disdain over who received nominations. This time last year, social media was in an uproar over the release of … Continue reading You can thank Twitter for the diversity at the Oscars
By Monica Vega “Build a wall!” has recently become a popular answer to the question, “What should we do about our immigration problem?” Popularized by the now infamous presidential hopeful Donald Trump, this idea has gained momentum among many Americans. To Trump supporters, it seems like the most logical and efficient way to keep immigrants out of the United States. Trump claims that a nation … Continue reading The Issue of Building the Wall
By Monica Vega When Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz first announced their presidential aspirations, many predicted that their campaigns would result in a higher number of the Latino vote going to the GOP. Both candidates seemed to reflect the image of the American Latino. Marco Rubio is the son of Cuban immigrants and fluent in Spanish, and Ted Cruz’s father was born in Cuba. But … Continue reading Cruz, Rubio Not Latino Enough?