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Lemonade: Stir It Up and Sip It Down

Lemonade: Stir It Up and Sip It Down

Ihsani Jackson and Naomi Osuji
April 27, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Beyonce has done it again. 9 p.m. sharp on April 23, Bey released a stunning visual album and surprise released the album counterpart almost immediately after. We watched once again as the one of the most powerful black women today created a visual feast about our existence. All that aside, social... Read more »

OP/ED: How Important Is Interning?

OP/ED: How Important Is Interning?

Ihsani Jackson, Staff Writer
April 26, 2016
Filed under Opinion

When one first chooses what they want to do with their career, they oftentimes look at the overall work required to reach their goal. More often than not this work includes interning. The stepping stone that leaves interns feeling overworked, underappreciated and rarely paid. These are just a few... Read more »

Students Drop Ball On Take Back The Night

Students Drop Ball On Take Back The Night

Tiffany Cordero, Impact Staff
April 25, 2016
Filed under Opinion

“You tell me it gets better, it gets better in time. You say I’ll pull myself together, pull it together, you’ll be fine. Tell me what the hell do you know? Till it happens to you, you don’t know how it feels.” Nominated for an Oscar, these are the lyrics to the hit song Till It Happ... Read more »

OP/ED: Anxiety, Anyone?

OP/ED: Anxiety, Anyone?

Weronika Raczek, Staff Writer
April 20, 2016
Filed under Opinion

I was recently browsing through Twitter, and I stumbled upon a few Tweets that said something along the lines of “My anxiety is getting worse. It's getting to me. Help. School stress is killing me.” When I saw that message, I automatically said, "Wow, everyone really does say that a lot." ... Read more »

OP/ED: Sexual Consent Is Everything

OP/ED: Sexual Consent Is Everything

Brittany Lee, Staff Writer
March 20, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The laws of consent vary by state and by situation. Which can make the topic confusing, but you don’t have to be a legal expert to understand how consent plays out in real life. The concept of consent is simple. Yes means yes, and no means no. Although this may seem easy to comprehend, people... Read more »

OP/ED: Election 2016, I’m Suffocating

OP/ED: Election 2016, I’m Suffocating

Naomi Osuji, Managing Editor
March 16, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Every day, I turn on my television, and the first image that pops up on the screen is the race for the White House. Ever since last year, the amount of coverage this election season has been getting has been insane. It’s a media overload. To be quite honest, I really care about this election because... Read more »

OP/ED: Harper Lee’s Contributions Go Far Beyond Her Literary Accomplishments

OP/ED: Harper Lee’s Contributions Go Far Beyond Her Literary Accomplishments

Hellena Rodriguez, Impact Contributor
February 22, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Close your eyes, and think long and hard. How many of your favorite authors are still living? Step into any literature course taught countrywide and tell me, how many living authors are studied? The unfortunate truth is that the majority of the standard English curriculum which is taught in the classroom,... Read more »

OP/ED: #Formation Is In Order

OP/ED: #Formation Is In Order

Ihsani Jackson, Staff Writer
February 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Beyonce is the only woman I know of that can wear cut out booty shorts in her ***Flawless music video one day and then perform for the President the next. She has done a crazy job at mastering both sides of herself and owning her sexuality. This month was no different. The superstar surprise released... Read more »

OP/ED: Hollywood, You Have a Diversity Problem

OP/ED: Hollywood, You Have a Diversity Problem

Naomi Osuji, Managing Editor
January 30, 2016
Filed under Opinion

At the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards last September, actress Viola Davis made a significant statement during her acceptance speech: “The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.” After four months,... Read more »

OP/ED: Janet Cooke’s Scandal- 35 Years Later

OP/ED: Janet Cooke’s Scandal- 35 Years Later

Shantal Marshall, Staff Writer
November 12, 2015
Filed under Opinion

This past October marked the 35th anniversary of journalist Janet Cooke's story "Jimmy's World," which won a Pulitzer Prize. Days later, The Washington Post was forced to give back the award because the story was fabricated. The journalism business was never the same since then. The story depicted... Read more »