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The Irony of the Black Vote

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

Social Media and the Kenneka Jenkins Case

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

A Year in the Making: Why Solange’s “A Seat at the Table” is Still Essential

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

You can thank Twitter for the diversity at the Oscars

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

The Issue of Building the Wall

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

Cruz, Rubio Not Latino Enough?

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?

A Politically Polarized America

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 and Mexico to sharing a quote made famous by Mussolini, … Continue reading A Politically Polarized America

A Note from Your Neighborhood Ginger

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 2 percent of the world was blessed with fiery hair, … Continue reading A Note from Your Neighborhood Ginger