A Critical Look at #Ownvoices

By Katherine Hunt

On August 31st, Becky Albertalli, blogger and author of multiple books including Simon vs. The Homosapien Agenda posted an entry to her blog entitled, “I know I’m late”. In the post she details her experiences writing books and coming to terms with her sexuality. At 37 years old, this already happily married woman felt pressured enough to come out publicly, and the rest of us should ask why. Why did this successful woman feel the need to share something so intimate and personal with strangers on the internet? 

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Don’t Release The Snyder Cut

By Benny Streeter

Quick zoom-in shots of heroes flying by, extreme fight choreography between spartans and dark depictions of a twisted criminal world. These are some of the specialties of director Zack Snyder. Throughout this piece, I’m going to rag on him pretty hard so I felt that I should mention his strengths first. 

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Your Hashtag Isn’t Helping Anyone

By Noor Mirza Rashid

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Victorious, The Breakfast Club & Being Critical

By Christina Dinh

Recently, I’ve been getting a lot of Victorious clips recommended to me. They’ve brought me a wave of nostalgia, but hadn’t pushed me to actually revisit the show until I saw a clip from the 2012 episode The Breakfast Bunch – an homage to the movie, The Breakfast Club. I used to be a huge fan of both Victorious and The Breakfast Club. I decided, why not rewatch it? I expected to feel nostalgic and have a few laughs, not to craft an entire analysis on the importance of being critical of the media we consume. Continue reading Victorious, The Breakfast Club & Being Critical

Two-Tiered Education During a Pandemic

By Noor Rashid

As students, we’ve watched from the sidelines as decision-makers debate the future of education during COVID. Over the summer, everyone was talking about the fate of the 2020-21 academic year. Some students prepared to go to university, while younger public school students waited to hear any information at all. 

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