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One Day at a Time: The Dire Need for Representation in Television

by Nara Cowing // While Hollywood is still typically white, straight, and overall quite traditional, One Day at a Time breaks boundaries and norms, setting a model for the rest of the industry to follow. After being canceled by two networks, the show’s cast has just lost the fight to be picked up by a […]

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Trump Flags and American Rhetoric

by Hanna Carney // I had the wonderful opportunity of driving through nothing but rural areas on my way from Indianapolis to Kansas City. The scenery was breathtaking. There is nothing as refreshing as seeing Trump flag after Trump flag—you can’t get that in the city. “Keep America Great,” “No More Bullshit,” “Fuck Your Feelings!” […]

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What Does Feminism Actually Mean in Politics?

by Aditi Hukerikar // Women who are political figures have an important role in the feminist movement; they have both the platforms and the political power to make lasting change and promote women’s issues. However, feminism, as a concept, has been used less as a driving force for change and more as a shield against […]

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Yes, We Should’ve Been Worried

I think most people can agree that the days following the 2020 election day were stressful. I usually peg myself as a moderate. However, I have grown deeply passionate about certain issues that need to be addressed (COVID-19, climate change, systemic racism, etc.), and our current president is not getting the job done. Thus, I […]

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“How Privileged Are You?” Quizzes: Why Quantifying Privilege is Harmful

by Nara Cowing // “Check your privilege.”  This is a common mantra that people recite without providing a tangible way of doing so. You can reflect on your experiences and those of others, you can take a moment to be thankful for what you have and acknowledge that everyone faces and overcomes different societal boundaries. […]

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My Body, My Choice: Anti-Maskers and the Appropriation of Language

by Hanna Carney // The phrase “my body, my choice” is widely known in the U.S. as a reference to reproductive rights. This important slogan emphasizes that women and females have the right to control their bodies. Now, thinking they are witty, conservative individuals have appropriated the phrase for a new cause—refusing to wear masks. […]