“I was absolutely devastated. I went into election night with a full heart and high spirits – I was convinced that America would turn away from the bigoted and hateful ideals promoted by the opposing candidate.” Janey Elliott, a student at Belmont University, describes a feeling known all too well as election results poured in.… Read More Election 2016: Turning Hopelessness into Action
Unfortunately many women have lots to fear in this world while walking alone. I thought it would be comforting to attend a self-defense class and share that knowledge with our readers. Although I still recommend attending a self-defense class yourself, here is quick synopsis of what I’ve learned: Be Aware: Just being aware of what… Read More Self Defense 101
The current political climate has understandably caused a lot of tension. Throughout history, politics have always been a sensitive topic, but the recent election in the United States and subsequent events have sparked a lot of debate and resistance. College campuses are known for being great spaces for mind opening debates and discussions. I have… Read More Speak Up
As a young female, I was not expecting to fall in love with weight lifting the way I have. It’s a rough sport, tearing up your hands and bruising every inch of your arms and legs at some point. I have gotten criticism and opposition from friends and family members. Through all of these oppositions,… Read More Female Bodybuilding
When people think about college culture what often comes to mind is positive: opportunity, challenges and fun along the way. The media portrays this utopian college experience: living in dorms, strolling through a beautiful campus to class and going out to bars with friends with the only worry being the massive workload college presents. But… Read More Rape Culture on College Campuses
Test. This word usually triggers our brains to remember the anxiety-filled days of high school or college when our lives depended on acing that one particular exam. We may have spent countless hours poring over material, only to forget it all the minute the teacher hands us the test. That anxiety could be argued as… Read More Teaching or Testing?
While browsing Facebook I saw someone share an image that said; “If women want to close the wage gap they should start majoring in engineering and stop majoring in dance.” I laughed in disbelief, thinking to myself; “He has no idea how the wage gap works.” But then I thought; “Do I even know how… Read More Continuing the Wage Gap
I dread the “What are you majoring in?” question. This is unfortunate because it is asked quite often amongst college students. I am pretty sure I am not the only one who loathes this icebreaker question. As a sociology major, I have a prepared arsenal of justifications for choosing my major. Every major seems to… Read More The War on College Majors
Social media: A young job-seeking adult’s biggest fear. Why? Because that ONE inappropriate comment or scandalous picture can deter your chances of getting the job. We all know employers are snooping: It is the easiest way to scope out candidates! My current employer even admitted to checking out my Facebook before hiring me. In fact,… Read More Should I Post This?
From condoms to consent, sex education is supposed to teach teens and young adults across the country everything there is to know about staying safe while being sexually active. Ideally, sex education is inclusive of all genders, sexual orientations, and bodies. Sex should be discussed in a free and comfortable manner, thus normalizing it and… Read More Sex Ed