The Post-Soviet Aesthetic: Fascination or Appropriation?

The similarities between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are obvious, both in policy and personhood. They both are now world leaders and their influence, however sour it may taste, inevitably ripples throughout Russia and the U.S. Both are dissatisfactory to much of the youth culture in both nations as the leaders are particularly and purposefully […]

What’s with the sexism in our salads?

A family sits at a dinner table lined with piles of leafy salad. Mom gleefully munches on a piece of lettuce while Dad stares down at his dish with disgust. He’s longing for a more satisfying meal: Specifically, a thick slice of pepperoni pizza. Sound familiar? This Domino’s commercial that aired earlier this fall — […]

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Does Safe Space Hinder Higher Learning?

Trigger warnings, safe spaces, and political correctness are among the three most controversial topics surrounding higher education. This January, Northwestern University’s president Morton Schapiro wrote an article in which he defended safe spaces on their campus. He explains, “experts tell me that students don’t fully embrace uncomfortable learning unless they are themselves comfortable. Safe spaces […]

Why Millennial Christians Lean Left

“The denunciation of injustice implies the rejection of the use of Christianity to legitimize the established order”–Gustavo Gutierrez I am a progressive Christian. I passionately support social activism as a left-leaning individual. And yet, the Christian Left continues to be an area of personal struggle. The Christian Left or progressive Christians are people politically dissatisfied […]

Why Are Plus Sizes Missing From Beyonce’s Ivy Park Activewear?

WORLD STOP….  Beyonce Knowles- Carter has just dropped her new line of active wear! Highly anticipated and guaranteed to do numbers. It’s been awhile since we got any new material from Mrs. Carter but when she comes back, it’s like she never left. Following her release of Formation, also known as  “the Black Lives Matter […]