Finding Myself in the Media Age

Like most people with access to a smartphone, I spend a lot of my time on social media. Endlessly scrolling, looking at God knows what, hopelessly trying to stumble upon something remotely interesting. I’m always alternating between different apps, whether it’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Tumblr, in an attempt to distract myself from reality. Everyday,…

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…

Rutgers University “Walks Out” Together

  Gathering at Voorhees Mall on the College Avenue campus, students, faculty, staff, alumni and even New Brunswick residents of all different backgrounds came together in true unity yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, November 16, 2016). The demonstration represented their rejection of the recent presidential election results as well as their desire for a sanctuary campus and was…

Open Response to President Barchi

To President Barchi, Thank you for that email yesterday but unfortunately you’re a week too late. Actually you’re months late. Some students have not felt safe on campus during most of the election and yet you choose until the eve of a large protest to try to calm everyone down. Being reactive is not as…