Love Is Intersectional: Activism in the Age of Social Justice

From front-page headlines about Trump and neo-Nazis to op-ed pieces about  racists and domestic terrorists, it can often feel as if the world is living in an immutable era of social injustice. However, the preservation and, most importantly, the rise of various social justice movements throughout the past several years have shown that in spite…

Rutgers Revises Protest Policy: What Does This Mean?

Future protests at Rutgers may take on a different look than they have in previous years, all thanks to the decisions of administrators regarding the university’s disruption policy. However, a big question to consider is: Will protests still be as effective while adhering to these new guidelines? Well, that remains to be seen. In April,…

puBLACations: A Saving Grace

By Jada Anderson As a child, I had always enjoyed getting lost in books, so becoming an English major was a no-brainier. Halfway through my college career, I began to resent the thing I had once found comfort in because it was so…whitewashed. Where were the stories of people who looked like me, whose experiences…

An Analysis of Beyonce’s “If I Were a Boy” Video

Beyonce is well-known for creating bold and symbolic music videos for many of her songs. Each time, fans are left in awe at the singer’s ability to weave her own social commentary into her creative masterpieces. A recent example is her “Formation” video, which featured images of  black pride and anti-police brutality. Beyonce recieved a…

Why a Safety Pin is Not Enough to Show Your Support

In the wake of a nation now awaiting President-elect Donald Trump to take office, there have been nationwide protests and even a protest here on our very campus rejecting the election results. Using one’s voice to protest is not a new concept. Causes from the Vietnam War to the Civil Rights Movement all garnered protesting…