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DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: TEUTA MATOSHI

THE TALENT BEHIND MODERN DESIGNS FIT FOR ROYALTY Teuta Matoshi, the Kosovar fashion designer known for her ability to create princess-like dresses of an eccentric nature, is this month’s designer spotlight. Her fabrications and original designs have captured the eye of fashionistas of all ages, especially those fascinated by the...

PROMINENT LGBTQ+ POLITICAL FIGURES

New Age Politicians of the LGBTQ+ Community Generating Societal Impact. Happy Pride Month! With June being the month to reminisce and celebrate the historical impact caused by events such as the 1969 Stonewall Riots or LGBTQ+ advocates like Marsha P. Johnson, it’s important to look towards roles where people have...

Changing Standards for Women in Politics

The actions of women in politics that shatter glass expectations molded from patriarchal ideals. A commonly cited quote in political science classrooms or conversations surrounding women in government nationwide is that “women on average need to be asked at least seven times before they consider even running for office while...

A Comparison of Biden’s Campaign Promises vs. Current Actions

The few of Biden’s many promises he has accomplished during his time in office as well as what he still owes the American people. Although President Joe Biden has only spent a little over 100 days in office, the beginning of his term has been impactful nevertheless. With higher standards...

LUXE MOGUL SPOTLIGHT: CAMERON WHITTEN

Cameron Whitten–a 30-year-old activist known for his involvement in environmentalism, the fight for social justice, and advocating for affordable housing–is this month’s mogul spotlight for his influence and contributions to his community. A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH Whitten grew up just outside of Washington D.C. however his life in Virginia was...

WOMEN WHO CHOOSE TO BE SINGLE WORKING IN POLITICS

Up until fairly recently, a woman’s worth and status were not defined by her accomplishments alone, but rather by those of her husband, as well as her ‘duty’ as a wife and mother. In such a world, single women were considered unfulfilled, and the notion of being both unmarried...

THE IMPORTANCE OF RE-BRANDING SEX EDUCATION

In America, comprehensive, factual, and safe sex education is not being taught in public high schools nationwide. Out of 50 states, only 24 of them require sex education to be taught. This is problematic for a myriad of reasons including an increase in unwanted pregnancies, a lack of understanding...

CRIMINALIZING WITH BLM SHORTHANDED V. BLACK LIVES MATTER

Although February 2021’s Black History Month has come to an end, the significance and messages of cultural identity, awareness, and Black stories are forever of annual spirit and importance. These messages can be summarized in the contents of a simple and well-known phrase: Black Lives Matter. Although the term has...

WHAT SOLIDARITY MEANS DURING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

Diversity strides this past year have yet again continued to increase, following a trend of the public wanting to create a more representative and empowering world. Whether you point to Zendaya for becoming the youngest Black woman to win an Emmy for the best lead actress in a drama...

RACIAL AND GENDER DIVERSITY IN THE 117TH CONGRESS

With 2020 over and the results of the American federal election season finalized, our Congressional branch of government can soon begin the legislative process of enacting laws. After a year of managing through a deadly pandemic, highlighting racial injustice within our country, and paying close attention to the Presidential...