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Review || Film: Matt Shepard and Fighting to Remember Hatred

Pamela Huber

May 6, 2015

Filed under Commentary, Culture

On a star-filled night in Wyoming in 1998, a young man lay in a pool of his own blood, the wind and stars his companions at the final lucid moments of his life. The man was Matthew Shepard, a 21-year old gay student in Laramie, Wyomi...

Shaming the poor: Legislative proposals limit assistance

Rachel Falek, Editor In Chief

April 14, 2015

Filed under Commentary, Politics

If signed this week by Gov. Sam Brownback, the Kansas House Bill 2258 will restrict recipients of the federal aid program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), from using that money to go to the movies, spa, na...

The political hyphen: Challenging naming customs through hyphenation

Sam Bermas-Dawes

April 9, 2015

Filed under Commentary, Culture, Politics

A hyphen connects two things previously separated, like a marriage or a chemical bond. When put in between surnames, hyphens create a double-barrel surname that meshes surnames together. This tiny punctuation mark became a big deal in post-Wo...

Students Against Sexual Violence demand change

Antoinette D’Addario

April 6, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Commentary, Politics

Rallying cries filled the quad after Amanda Gould yelled “I’m f***ing angry” into a megaphone from the steps of Battelle. She was one of dozens gathered to protest the university’s failure to address sexual assault. They gat...

Reproductive injustice: Persecution under fetal homicide laws

Rachel Falek, Editor In Chief

March 31, 2015

Filed under Commentary, Politics

A woman can face up to 70 years in jail for having a miscarriage. That is not a typo. Purvi Patel, a 33-year-old woman, was recently sentenced to prison for 20 years in Indiana for delivering a stillborn fetus.Here’s t...

Review || Film: Fort Bliss and its honest portrayal of motherhood and the military

Megan Clark

March 19, 2015

Filed under Commentary, Culture

The film, “Fort Bliss” (2014), directed by Claudia Meyers provides an intimate look at the complex reality of the post-deployment experience in the military. What is so fascinating about this film is that it does so from a w...

Review || Film: "She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry" and the history of the feminist movement

Rachel Falek, Editor In Chief

February 20, 2015

Filed under Commentary, Culture

The documentary “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” premiered at the E Street Cinema on Feb. 13 and now screening at 82 cinemas across the country. Award-winning documentary producer, Mary Dore, directed the movie. Dore has pro...

Opinion || The U.S. savior complex in Ukraine: The case for peace

Antoinette D’Addario

February 19, 2015

Filed under Commentary, Culture

600 U.S. troops will be flying out of Vicenza, Italy next month to Ukraine to help train National Guard troops, a Pentagon spokesman told Fox News this week. Over the last year, Ukraine has distanced itself from the European Union. With this distance came a rise in crime in the...