A Post-Roe World

By now we have all read the headline: Supreme Court Overturns Roe v Wade. Instead of protecting the rights, safety and health of Americans, six out of nine Supreme Court justices chose to further a dangerous conservative agenda. This decision isn’t just about abortion. This decision opens the door for more conservative legislation and encourages … Continue reading A Post-Roe World

Biking The Extra Mile: Dwayne Dobschuetz is a lifeline for seniors during COVID

Dwayne Dobschuetz  has been riding in downtown Chicago for almost five years, oftentimes on a purple bike, visiting the homes of seniors who can’t go to the hospital due to being homebound. He is not new to home healthcare, but COVID-19 has added a new importance to his home visits. “[Geriatric nurses] have to conduct … Continue reading Biking The Extra Mile: Dwayne Dobschuetz is a lifeline for seniors during COVID

“Nobody Speak(s)” About The Future of Journalism

As a self proclaimed “journalism geek,” I was thrilled to see a journalism documentary on Netflix that I haven't seen yet. “Nobody Speak:Trials of the Free Press,” is a Netflix original documentary following the lawsuit filed against Gawker Media by Hulk Hogan. This documentary highlights the mistreatment of journalists and the profession as a whole. … Continue reading “Nobody Speak(s)” About The Future of Journalism

An Editor Without An Ego: An Interview with Jen Ortiz

Jen Ortiz has an impressive resume, with positions at top publications like GQ and Cosmopolitan, and now sitting as Deputy Editor at The Cut. However, Ortiz remains a very humble person with lots of gratitude for every opportunity she has come into contact with. I sat down with Jen to ask her a few questions … Continue reading An Editor Without An Ego: An Interview with Jen Ortiz

A Timeline of Reproductive Rights in America

In America, it can sometimes feel like the people making the laws about reproductive rights are the ones with the least amount of experience in the subject. From banning birth control to the age-old fight against abortion, many obstacles have stood in the way to equal access to reproductive health services and tools, mkaing life … Continue reading A Timeline of Reproductive Rights in America

The Relationship Between A Queer Woman And Her Bible

I was baptized as a Lutheran on Saint Patrick’s Day in 2002. My whole family was there, smiling and laughing as I splashed around in the water that had just committed me to Christianity. No one expected me to come out 18 years later. Throughout my life I have owned quite a few Bibles, ranging … Continue reading The Relationship Between A Queer Woman And Her Bible

Let’s Talk About Mass Incarceration

America has the largest prison population in the world. With over two million inmates incarcerated, American jails and prisons are overcrowded, underkept, and lacking resources that would promote public safety and rehabilitation for offenders.  Mass incarceration has roots in the War on Drugs and the Reagan administration. What seemed to be a movement in politics … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Mass Incarceration

Defending Journalism

One of the most harmful things that Donald Trump encouraged during his presidency was an increased distrust in the media and the phenomenon of “fake news.” A report by Gallup and the Knight Association revealed that 54 percent of Americans believe that journalists “intentionally misrepresent facts.” Another 28 percent believe that journalists make up facts … Continue reading Defending Journalism

Influencers: The Celebrities of the Internet

If you are active on social media, you most likely know about the group of internet celebrities that seem to just appear out of nowhere. These are influencers, and they are exactly what their name suggests, a person who has some kind of influence over their audience. Companies are now using influencers as living billboards … Continue reading Influencers: The Celebrities of the Internet