On Tuesday, July 24th, Demi Lovato was hospitalized after an apparent overdose. It was reported that before the paramedics arrived, Lovato’s friends gave her Narcan to save her life. Her friend had had Narcan on them because they wanted to be prepared if Lovato overdosed. They wanted to be prepared because Lovato had reportedly been … Continue reading Demi Lovato’s Overdose Represents a Larger Issue That America Faces
In July, Sorry to Bother You (2018) hit the screens. Written and directed by Boots Riley, the film takes place in a dystopian-present. Traveling through a bright and off-beat world, the film serves to be a modern satire. Riley takes the viewer through a colorful, fast, and swirling experience. The quirky yet slightly deadpan tone … Continue reading Sorry To Bother You but you should see this movie.
Recently the Justice Department has instructed US attorney offices to use the term “illegal alien” as opposed to “undocumented” when describing a person who does not have citizenship status in the United States. While parts of US Codes, including the terminology used in IRS documentation, broadly uses the term “alien,” the Justice Department’s announcement serves … Continue reading “Illegal Alien” v. “Undocumented”: The Implications of the Term “Alien”
Over the past few years, the fight to end the sales tax on menstrual products has become increasingly stronger. Many people question why menstrual products have a sales tax, if women need them in order to deal with their periods. In the United States, food and other items deemed necessary such as, prescription medication are … Continue reading Menstrual Products Are A Necessity, Not A Luxury
Immigration detention centers have been popping up all over the United States in the past months. Separated families, individuals, and children have been held in immigration camps all around the US. There has been evidence of mistreatment, especially surrounding the quality of the care and conditions that children experienced during their time in ICE custody … Continue reading Sexual Assault Behind the Lines of ICE
Scarlett Johansson has recently received a lot of backlash for her upcoming role in a movie. Johansson was set to play Dante “Tex” Gill, a transgender man who owned many massage parlors in Pittsburgh that were fronts for prostitution during the 1970s and 1980s. This film was set to follow the life of this transgender … Continue reading Scarlett Johansson’s Big Mistake
Activism has largely been synonymous with protests, lobbying, and large marches. However, there are forms of activism that many people are either unaware of or haven’t categorized as activism; one of them being street art or murals. The presence of street art and murals is a form of activism in areas that have largely be … Continue reading Alternate Activism: Murals