By Sophie Reeves Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, one of the best legal minds in our country, is President Biden’s new nominee for the Supreme Court of the United States to fill the position vacated by Justice Stephen Bryer. The Harvard Law School graduate is making history as the first Black woman nominated to the Court. … Continue reading Yes, asking for Ketanji Brown Jackson’s LSAT score is racist
By Sophia Beriro *Content could be triggering to those struggling with mental health. Mention of suicide, anxiety, depression and loss of life are discussed. Read with caution if these topics may be difficult for you. Immediate regret encapsulates how sixteen-year-old Emma Benoit felt waking up, paralyzed, after attempting to take her own life. Today’s world … Continue reading A Conversation with Emma Benoit
By Kayla Bell As the second season of HBO Max’s hit show Euphoria came to an end on Feb. 27, I found myself thanking Hollywood and Sam Levinson for their on-screen depiction of substance abuse and addiction. Having grown up in a family where substance abuse was, at times, more common than not, the story … Continue reading Dear Hollywood… Maybe it’s time for a thank you?
By Stella D’Acquisto Content warning: Mention of child pornography-related crimes. We had to have known it was coming. With the increasing partisanship and political posturing that has appeared in the hearings of the past several Supreme Court nominees, it would have been a shock for a Black female nominee to make it through her hearing … Continue reading The hearings of Ketanji Brown Jackson were a masterclass in misogynoir
By Sarah Higgins We will not go quietly back to work. Believe it or not, it has now been over two years since the beginning of the pandemic. Everything seems to be getting back to normal slowly but surely — with the exception of women getting back into the workforce. Millions of American women who … Continue reading We will not go quietly back to work??
By Stella D’Acquisto In the past decade, diverse representation has exploded within mainstream TV shows, movies, video games and books featuring more inclusive casts of characters than ever before. In Young Adult (YA) fiction –– a newer umbrella genre aimed at teenage and young adult readers –– diverse characters and authors have become especially prevalent. … Continue reading YA: The unlikely book genre leading the way in diversity
By Sophia Beriro In 2017, at 91 years old, the infamous Hugh Hefner passed away. Hefner, the publisher of Playboy magazine created an empire for himself and spun it into the media and entertainment industry giant which we know today. As a self-proclaimed feminist who helped “achieve” freedom of sexual expression, Hefner died under the … Continue reading Endangered Bunnies – The Secrets of Playboy
By Emma Thelke After 25 years on air, the children’s TV show Arthur has come to an end. When my mother broke this news to me in February, it felt as though I had lost a close friend. Arthur has been with me my entire life and, as a young adult, the end of such … Continue reading The End of Arthur
By Sydney Gray TW: Mentions of sexual assault. The first thing that comes to mind when I write “college” is probably something like football games, late-night study sessions or house parties — maybe even networking opportunities. However, for many students across the country, the word “college” is tied to sexual assault. Incoming UW–Madison students are … Continue reading Sexual assault prevention on U.S. college campuses
By Sydney Gray Late in February, Russia began to invade Ukraine — this conflict is now the largest conventional military attack in Europe since World War II. Recently, a photojournalist at the New York Times took a photo of a mother and her children killed from a mortar and ran it on the front page, … Continue reading TikTok Boom! The Explosion of War “Coverage” on Video App