A ding echoes through the room. The back pocket of someone’s jeans vibrates. A screen flashes on from the corner of someone’s office desk. Millions of heads turn to look at the Twitter notifications on their lock screens. Someone immediately favorites and retweets an announcement of a transgender military ban. …Read More »
Participating in a high school sex education class is something most of us can relate to: the uncomfortable faces, the snickers of a few immature boys, the casual mention of taboo words. Despite these commonalities, our experiences might have varied greatly depending on the teaching method our schools chose to …Read More »
DACAMENTED AND DEFIANT- Under the threat of a DACA repeal, immigrant teens are fearing for their families and futures.
Right at this moment, someone in your life could be in danger of losing their family, their home, their future. You see them every day, but you may not see their struggles. You may not know that when they hear a knock at their door, they feel a chill up …Read More »
Fascism is rising. It doesn’t feel like this could be our reality, but right-wing extremists organizations in the United States continue to disseminate propaganda and misinformation from neo-nazis and white supremacists. These far-right groups have gained national attention because of clashes with counter-protesters, many of whom are members of antifa …Read More »
A PREGNANT PAUSE- Kentucky requirements for abortion clinics threaten the future of American reproductive healthcare.
Abortion — we don’t tend to talk about it unless we’re interested in rehashing the morality debate. The specifics of abortion politics can easily slide by, undetected. But over the course of this year, roughly 700,000 women in the U.S. will receive abortions. They may travel across counties, cities, or …Read More »
The first to go was the Clean Water Rule that protected U.S. commerce and foreign trade waters. The second was the Clean Power Plan (CPP). Then the Climate Action Plan (CAP). Then the disbandment of the Climate Advisory Panel, which kept track of the nation’s status with climate change. All …Read More »
OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND- Teens struggle to see the importance of international conflict through the lens of modern media.
In the blink of an eye, the Atari and newspapers of our parents’ childhood transformed into the internet and 24-hour news we know today. With a swipe and a tap, information they had to sift through libraries for is at our fingertips: no post or show is off limits. We …Read More »
Hundreds of torch-wielding white supremacists surrounded the anti-fascist counter-protesters. Holly McGlawn-Zoller, a member of Louisville Anti-Racist Action, witnessed the protest that night in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 11. She saw the orange glow of torches, like a fluorescent fog, lighting up the statue of Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park. …Read More »
BUDGET BREAKDOWN- Recent threats of government shutdown leave us wondering how the federal budget actually works.
We hear television anchors, radio show hosts, and our own parents talking about budgets. Generally, we know that “budget” means a certain amount of money set aside for a specific purpose. Your parents might have a weekly grocery budget, for example. Okay, that’s easy. We’ve got that. But what does …Read More »
It began like most school days. I had an assignment due, and I wanted to earn an A. I had practiced my delivery, but as soon as I began to speak in front of the class about sexual assault and harassment in schools, something changed. I felt an extra chill …Read More »