Endangered Bunnies – The Secrets of Playboy

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

“Don’t Say Gay” Bill

By Riley DeMarrais There are currently two bills in the Florida state legislature, HB 1557 and SB 1834, each stating that a school district “may not encourage classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity in primary grade levels or in a manner that is not age-appropraite or developmentally appropriate for students.” If the bill … Continue reading “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

A guide to gender-inclusive language

By Sydney Vasquez Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, men and women. These are ways that people often greet a crowd. They yell “Ladies and Gentlemen!” to get everyone's attention and up until a couple years ago I wouldn't even bat an eye at this greeting. It was normal to me. Myself or the person … Continue reading A guide to gender-inclusive language

1 in 6 Gen Z adults identify as LGBTQ+

By Emma Thelke Generation Z, or “Gen Z”, is defined by numerous cultural events such as the fast-paced development of technology, terrorism, and now two economic recessions, but a recent Gallup Poll has shown another cultural phenomenon among this generation. As of 2020, 5.7% of Gen Z adults identify as LGBTQ+, which is more than … Continue reading 1 in 6 Gen Z adults identify as LGBTQ+

In Between a Samosa and a Pizza: Stuck Between Two Cultures

By Shreya Bandyopadhyay Growing up as a first generation [insert here] in America is one of the biggest challenges kids have to deal with in the face of American conformity and tradition; so one could imagine how growing up as a first generation Indian woman in West Virginia was not the easiest. The first time … Continue reading In Between a Samosa and a Pizza: Stuck Between Two Cultures

I’m ace and not straight: here’s what that means

By Claire VanValkenburg Hi there, Claire here. Before you begin reading, I want to share that I am very much in the beginning stages of learning, and I may have made some mistakes in my attempt to educate. If this is the case, let Bell know and we will make corrections accordingly. A Facebook post … Continue reading I’m ace and not straight: here’s what that means