Taylor Mulcahey | staff writer “Dear Aerie girls, we think it’s time for a change. We think it’s time to GET REAL and THINK REAL… This means no more retouching our girls and no more supermodels. Why? Because the real you is sexy.” The above message is part of an advertisement for Aerie, a subsidiary […]
Samantha Garzillo | guest writer — American University When I was in seventh grade, I was instructed, along with my classmates, to draw a scientist. Every student’s picture was a variation of the same image — an old white man in a lab coat, perhaps with wild grey hair or beakers in his hands. When […]
Max Chis | staff writer Another year, another semester of life on a college campus where the resources to address mental health are inadequate. As per usual, when institutions fail to provide more extensive and better quality of care, it becomes the burden of student groups to make up for institutional failings, inevitably in insufficient […]
Maddie O’Connell | contributing officer For the last two decades, Flint, Michigan has struggled economically — basically, the city is broke. Half of its population left in search of new employment after the downfall of Michigan’s auto industry in the 1990s, and remaining residents struggled to pay for services like local police and clean water. […]
People who menstruate are so often berated for and discouraged from even mentioning their periods, a bodily process they have zero control over.
Monica Silny | staff writer It is generally understood among marginalized groups that representation in mainstream media is severely out of balance, with nearly every narrative occupied by the infamous straight, white, ambulatory male. While watching TV late at night, you may have to lean in to the screen to find women in meaningful roles, […]
Ana Koerner | staff writer While grieving the loss of her son and husband in the same year, my great-aunt was forcibly sterilized by the Nazis under the pretense that she was mentally ill – a shame to the Aryan race. It’s easy to assume such horrific things only happen under brutal dictatorships in faraway […]