By Gwen Liston It was about a week ago when I was trying my hardest to focus on my Zoom lecture about the chemical properties of air pollutants. Just when I started to drift off into aimless thought, my professor switched the slide to one with an infographic about the Air Quality Index. I chuckled … Continue reading Saigon to Madison
By Yunjeong Lee TW: racial violenceHate crimes and discrimination against the Asian American community are not new. However, it’s been over a year since the emergence of COVID-19 and the attack on Asians and Asian Americans have continued and, in some places, dramatically increased. Ever since Donald Tr*mp distastefully and consistently referred to COVID-19 as … Continue reading The “model-minority” myth and violence against Asian Americans
By Alex Johnson-Fry Joe Biden is president, and with the Democrats winning both Georgia Senate seats, Biden has a slim majority on his side to confirm his many cabinet selections. Biden’s cabinet picks include a number of historic firsts with marginalized communities finally seeing representation at some of the highest levels of government. There is … Continue reading Highlighting barrier breakers in Biden’s cabinet
By Eleni Sinnis Madison, Wisconsin exudes Midwestern charm and niceties. It is the capital of Wisconsin, home to the 43,000 graduate and undergraduate students of the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a central location for many businesses. A vibrant city with feelings of home and security are all emphasized in a U.S. News article which ranked … Continue reading Madison is the 10th safest city to live in…?
By Jocelyn Weiss Trigger Warning: Discussion of difficult mental health struggles and self-harm0 years oldWhen Casey was born, so was I. That is, his OCD: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I’ve always hated that name — my name. I think a simple name, like Suzanne or Patrick would suit me better, but that’s besides the point. The … Continue reading Casey and Me
By Shreya Bandyopadhyay Dear boys in Poli Sci, As an Indian American woman, I could not imagine what you, politically-minded men, go through every day. Despite my lack of knowledge regarding your arduous lives, I will speak as if I do. I mean, you could never be as emotional or sensitive as us women, right? As you … Continue reading Dear Boys in Poli Sci
By Jocelyn Weiss It’s my 7th birthday. Mommy told me that she has a really big surprise for me, but I don’t really like surprises. It’s okay, though, because maybe the surprise is a present, and I really like presents. It’s a special day, so Mommy wanted to dress me in my favorite outfit. Well, … Continue reading Mommy Says
By Lauren Meyer Trigger Warning: sexual assault and traffickingPorn is widely pervasive and accepted — it has become part of our pop culture through literature, magazines, audio and online platforms. As we all know, pornography is readily accessible to anyone with access to the internet.Pornhub, owned by MindGeek, is one of the the most popular … Continue reading Should porn be canceled?
By Jocelyn Weiss What do you see when you look at your reflection? Perhaps, you see a friend, a writer, a comedian or a student. We all see someone. That’s what a reflection does — it shows us who we are. Yet, our sense-of-self often ignores the person we see in the mirror. Instead, it … Continue reading Mirror, mirror, on the wall
By Julie Abelson Much like other social issues, mental health awareness has begun to flood Instagram through “informative” infographics and aesthetically pleasing, inspirational posts. With political activism on the rise this year, people have been posting on their social media accounts to, “Remember to take care of yourself,” and “It’s okay to not be okay.” … Continue reading The glamorization of mental illness