Kentaji Brown Jackson’s Rise to the Supreme Court
Since Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement, President Joe Biden stated that he was devoted to nominating a Black woman to the United States Supreme Court. On February 25, 2022, Biden finally picked his nominee—Kentaji Brown Jackson. After the lengthy process of confirmation hearings, on April 7, 2022, Judge Jackson officially became the first Black woman to be confirmed to the US Supreme Court. Jackson’s addition to the court has officially created a non-white male justice majority for the first time in U.S. history.
Say the Word: Disability Awareness with Nikhil Kishore
“It’s addressing who we are, what defines my life, what makes my identity.” The word disability has been stigmatized to the point where people are afraid to say it. But the stereotypes and discrimination against disabled people, stem from the ubiquitous fear of saying the word. Today is the day we stop dancing around the subject and address it. Disability.
Why is the Music Industry So Messed Up?
Kamna Mamidyala Staff Writer Jonathan Harnisch once said, “The strongest people are those who win battles we know nothing about.” He was right. There are so many people that have […]
Journalists: The Unsung Heroes
If we look at the root of journalism and the role it’s played in American history alone, we see that during the Revolutionary War, independant and publication journalism is what truly fanned the flames of rebellion. But with such rebellion, comes consequence.
Spring 2022 Fashion Trends
Yesterday, for the first time this year, I felt spring. The crisp fresh air against my skin, the melodic sounds of birds chirping, and the earthy fragrance of freshly mowed grass. Without hesitation I opened my computer, hopped on Pinterest, and searched up “Spring 2022 Fashion Trends”. Now, I’ve never been one to follow momentary trends, but this year is new. Bold accessories, gorgeous pastels, and the revival of 90’s fashion? This year I feel the difference.
The Glow-Up Syndrome—Diet Culture During the Pandemic
Staff Writers: Saranya Mandapaty and Yasmeen London Opinion Editor: Anusha Bapat Schools across the nation shutting down, one by one, like a game of dominoes gone awry. Utter isolation, forced […]
The Power Of Fiction
Staff Writer: Pooja Narayan Opinion Editor: Anusha Bapat By scrolling through just a few Google searches, one can find numerous childcare blogs dedicated to persuading children to read nonfiction. Suggestions […]
Explaining the “Pink Tax”
There are many women in our country who don’t have the means to buy their own menstrual hygiene products, simply because of their gender. In certain states, menstrual hygiene products and other products targeted towards women are highly taxed; called the “pink” or “tampon tax,” these items are priced this way because they are meant for women. This pricing displays the blatant sexism within our state governments which must be rectified.
Biden Decides to Give Half of Afghan Frozen Funds to 9/11 Victims’ Families
On February 11, 2022, President Biden signed an executive order to take hold of $7 billion of frozen funds belonging to Afghanistan and give half ($3.5 billion) to the American families of victims of the 9/11 attacks, while the other half would go toward providing relief to the people of Afghanistan.
NDAA Ends ‘Pink Tax’, Revising Disproportionate Military Expenses for Women; Attributed to Sexism; What Can We Expect Moving Forward?
As the ‘pink tax’ plagues the shelves of American shoppers, questions arise in regards to how extensive this mass spread phenomenon has become. With feminine presenting packaging, products, and marketing, women across the United States are left wondering: What has changed? What can we expect moving forward?
UConn Students Assemble to Show Support for Classmate After Mishandling of Sexual Assault Case
Students came together to protest the problematic ways that UConn has been handling sexual assault and rape cases that have been reported to campus police. This issue has been ongoing for years, but only recently did it spark conversation once again.
The Red Cross Crisis
Since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, there has been a 10% decline in the number of people who were donating blood to the Red Cross, foreshadowing the Red Cross announcement in January that they were experiencing a major blood donation shortage for the first time.
The Portrayal of High School in Television—Why is Explicit TV So Popular?
Natalie Leung Features Editor CW: Graphic Content Scrolling through the Trending Now section on Netflix, it’s hard not to notice that a majority of the shows focus on the lives […]
New York City: The United States’ Immiscible Melting Pot
Staff Writer: Sneha Dev A melting pot contains a variety of elements and colors that overlap, resulting in people not just sharing qualities, but also coming together in order to […]
Hawkeye is Coming to Town
Clint Barton (aka Hawkeye) was the Scrooge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Still, it seems like he has found his Christmas spirit in the highly beloved Hawkeye series.