by Hamayail Ansari, Contributing Writer Are you affected by climate change? Many will answer this question with a hesitant “…yes…”, but very few will understand the extent to which climate change impacts their daily lives. I mean, sure, both the news and textbooks already cover … Continue readingClimate Change is Ice-olating
by Hamayail Ansari, Contributing Writer I love Netflix, and I’m sure you do too. Countless television shows, movies and documentaries at your fingertips. It’s a great distraction, and in college it’s the perfect distraction. One day, as I put off working on yet another assignment, … Continue readingSTEMMing Into Existence
by Lauren Sklba, Contributing Writer Since the release of her latest book, Difficult Women, in January, Roxane Gay has been on the road. Writer of the New York Times bestselling essay collection Bad Feminist and a Purdue professor, she stopped by Madison Tuesday evening to kick off the WUD Publications Lit … Continue reading“I Write for Myself”: An Interview with Roxane Gay
by Georgia Ansley, Contributing Writer For generations, the United States has seen an increase in intelligence levels across the board. The psychological evidence to back this up is called the Flynn effect, which suggests that with every new generation basic fluid intelligence—the ability to solve … Continue readingDown the Rabbit Hole: The decline of creativity in the U.S.
by Lauren Sklba, Contributing Writer Almost overshadowed by March Madness, Women’s History Month brings to the surface and refocuses the spotlight on the many women who have been washed out the historical narrative. Sally Hemings is one of these women. Hemings was born into slavery … Continue readingSally Hemings, Who?
by Anonymous, Contributing Writer My coming out story is a little unconventional. I did not craft some careful plan to unveil my identity. Instead, my coming out consisted of a few too many drinks and a slip of the tongue that revealed to my boyfriend … Continue readingIt Ain’t No Lie, I’m Bi Bi Bi
Op-ed by Haley Nippert, Culture Editor Note: I would like to begin by stating that this piece is written by an ally to the Muslim community. As allies, it is not our job to “give a voice” to those who are oppressed. Our job is … Continue readingOpinion is Never Neutral: On Rhetoric, History and Manufactured Bigotry
by Georgia Ansley, Contributing Writer The foster care system’s shortcomings are a social problem that is systematically forgotten: over 20,000 youth age out of foster care every year—that is, turn 18 without a permanent family and are no longer eligible for government care. The lack … Continue readingA Growing Problem: Aging Out of Foster Care
by Claire Hornacek, Deputy Editor Black History Month is not only a time to celebrate black history, but also a time to reflect on my existing knowledge about black history. It is crucial to educate oneself by seeking out new and diverse perspectives year round, … Continue readingHow the Black Panther Party Uplifted Communities Across the Nation
by Ashleigh Perry, Contributing Writer Being a black woman in America, I am accustom to misrepresentation and underrepresentation. From false media stereotypes of black women to the lack of representation of black females in positions of power, the phenomena is no longer a shock. Though I … Continue readingWomen of Color in Today’s Beauty Market