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  • Jingoism in the Olympics is a necessary evil

    Why do we watch the Olympic Games?

    Forum | February 19, 2018
  • The truth behind Lady Doritos and gendered products

    Doritos has chips for everyone. If you like to stick to the classics, you can kick back with some nacho cheese Doritos. If you’re craving something spicy, you can treat yourself to sweet chili heat Doritos. And if you’re a woman, you might have your own Doritos sometime soon!

    Forum | February 12, 2018
  • Annual Grammy Awards fails in representation

    Each year, the Grammys spark heated debate. In recent years much of the discussion has been centered around diversity and for good reason. Only a handful of black artists have won the three most prestigious awards — Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Record of the Year — while many have been pigeonholed into categories like hip-hop, R&B, and “urban contemporary.” In fact, only one hip-hop ar...

    Forum | February 5, 2018
  • MeToo movement deserves greater coverage

    The national and public conversation about sexual harassment started for many with a New York Times notification on their phone that linked to a story, written by Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, that detailed instances of abuse and sexual misconduct at the hand of powerful producer Harvey Weinstein. Much of the public conversation has been built on the backs of powerful reporting done by hardworki...

    Forum | January 29, 2018
  • Humanizing white supremacists increases hate

    In the wake of events like the “Unite the Right” Charlottesville, VA rally and last month’s “White Lives Matter” rally in Shelbyville, TN, many people are left wondering how we got to this point. How did the culture of hate in United States politics get so intense that Americans are waving Nazi flags despite the fact that their grandparents and great-grandparents actively fought to defeat Hitler’s...

    Forum | December 4, 2017