By: Anna Rayford On May 25, 2020, another unarmed Black man was killed at the hands of a group of people whose sole job is to protect the members of their community. Instead, George Floyd was murdered by a police officer after an employee at a grocery store assumed he had a counterfeit $20 bill. … Continue reading Why Your Silence Angers Us
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… 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.
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.
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… 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.… 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… 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,… 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… 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… Continue reading Cruz, Rubio Not Latino Enough?
By Katy Sunderland When real estate mogul and reality television star Donald Trump announced he was running for president, many people thought it was a joke. However, as he gained more and more followers, those same people started sweating bullets. From making jokes about women on their periods to suggesting a wall between the US… Continue reading A Politically Polarized America
By Kerri McNair Kesha Rose Sebert was 18 when she signed a contract with Sony and Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald. Like many artists, she did this in order to partner up and get her music to reach a wider audience. After about a year with the contract, Kesha felt that she wasn’t being managed as… Continue reading Women and Sony
By Samantha Ward We go by many names: Red, Ginger, Carrot Top, Rusty, Cherry, Fire Cr. . . I think you get the idea. Once a year, when the shamrocks are unfurling and the green ale is flowing, redheads are celebrated along with St. Patrick (because apparently we are all Irish). Considering only 1 to… Continue reading A Note from Your Neighborhood Ginger
By Monica Vega After the groundbreaking announcement in June 2015 that the Supreme Court ruled in favor of allowing same-sex couples to marry it seemed that marriage equality was a guaranteed right in the United States. At least that is what David Moore and his fiancée thought until they walked into the Rowan County clerk’s… Continue reading Kim Davis: American Hero?