Friday, October 22, 2021

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There’s More to Indigenous People Than the Holiday

President Joe Biden’s recent proclamation on Indigenous Peoples’ Day marks Oct. 11 as an official national holiday to celebrate Indigenous people. Though this...

The Ever Changing Standards of Social Media Activism

The emergence of social media as the new public square has democratized access to social movements and, in turn, activism. While this is...

How the Entertainment Industry Has Failed Queer Women

DC Comics recently announced that their new Superman comic would feature a different “man of steel,” the story of Jon Kent, son of...

When Prevention Is No Longer Better Than the Cure

Suppose you live on Mars: Each night, you leave your concrete bubble to gaze at the night sky and catch a glimpse of...

Long Overdue, YouTube Bans Anti-Vax Activists and Misinformation

YouTube announced the start of efforts to crack down on all anti-vaccine activists and vaccine misinformation in a blog post on Sept. 29....

Calling Thrifting Gentrified Is a Distraction From Its Movement

Thrifting, a popular, sustainable option for many college students looking to purchase clothing, has recently gotten its share of discourse on social media....

Hot Like Summer: The BTS Meal

The BTS Meal — the South Korean group’s first celebrity-partnered meal in collaboration with McDonald’s — dropped in the U.S. on May 26. ...

The Paradox Of Unpaid Internships

While scrolling through the seemingly endless list of job postings on the likes of Handshake and LinkedIn, it’s difficult to spot a salary...

Is The Future of Social Media Talking-Based?

No, the future of social media is not audio. The pandemic created an unsettling quietness in our lives that led to desperation for intimate...

Work-Life Double Standards Force Women to Choose Between Their Careers and Motherhood

The flawed institution strikes again as in the midst of a global pandemic and a battle for human rights, another issue has risen...

To the University of California: Body Cameras Are Meant to Be Used

Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd — these are just some of the high-profile, senseless deaths...

The Danger in Politicizing Derek Chauvin’s Trial Verdict

Guilty. Guilty. Guilty. Last year, George Floyd was murdered at the hands of officer Derek Chauvin, but it is only after the latter went...

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