Not Your Average Girls

Not Your Average Girls

Reina DuFore

March 30, 2017


Filed under Blog, Campus Life, Culture, Slider Feature

Mawal Sidi and Meriam Salem are changing the way Muslim women are portrayed in media with one weapon—a camera. Through the creation of a web-series called Not Your Average, Sidi and Salem highlight the successes and experiences of local Muslim-American women to reframe how the media portrays them. ...

From Culture to Commodity: White Theft in Fashion

Olivia Donohue

January 25, 2017


Filed under Culture, Sections

Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner walked the Marc Jacobs runway during New York Fashion Week, sporting metallic jackets, colorful prints and rainbow dreadlocks. Arms wrapped around each other, smiling, cameras clicked: We had a new face of cultural appropriation. It’s not just celebrities and high f...

Race in the Kitchen: The Devaluation of Ethnic Food

Ashley Tejeda

January 25, 2017


Filed under Culture, Sections

D.C. is becoming the city for foodies. With over 2,000 restaurants, according to the National Restaurant Association, it comes as no surprise that Bon Appétit named the city  the 2016 ‘Restaurant City of the Year.’ D.C. surpassed last year's winner, San Francisco, and ahead of the infamously ...

Female Bodybuilders Raise the Bar: GIRL POWER

Evangeline Lacroix

May 9, 2015


Filed under Culture, The District

This is not what she signed up for, the spotlight brightly shining down, glistening off her bikini, as she struts flirtatiously. She is playing up a persona that judges appreciate, a game of pageantry in the name of health and fitness.   Lauren Hinkel, 22, is a bodybuilder. She is a junior at ...

Taking Down Torture, One Painting at a Time: Art as Protest

Taking Down Torture, One Painting at a Time: Art as Protest

Evangeline Lacroix

April 28, 2015


Filed under Culture

Debra Vanpoolen is a nomad. She hops from couch to couch to participate in activism events all across the country, creating art along the way. Her most recent endeavor involves working with Witness Against Torture, an activist collective that aims to shed light on and end torture in Guantanamo Bay ...