#Transthevote

  #TranstheVote Written by Sarah Ondak News Article The LGBTQ community has taken major strides in the past years. Representation is on the rise: GLAAD reports there are more LGBTQ characters on TV than there have been at any point in history. Disney had its first explicitly gay scene in Beauty and the Beast, and Power Ranger’s nod to a potential bisexual yellow ranger shows that small steps are being taken in the right direction. There’s still so much room to improve, especially when it comes to politics. Since 1974, openly gay Americans have been serving in political office. The…

The American Government Needs to Go Green

The American Government Needs To Go Green Written by Allison Anker Op-Ed Global warming is a real threat that is growing everyday. Man-made pollution and other contaminants are invading our atmosphere, killing species, and raising global temperatures every single day. With a problem so real and aggressive, one might naturally assume our government is actively working to find a solution, but that couldn’t be farther from the case. Our government has decided to weaken environmental policies and pull out of some agreements that were in place to better the Earth, effectively reversing actions taken by prior legislature. One of President…

Charlottesville & Trump: A Father Afraid of Detachment

Photograph by Chloe Richards Film Photography “Flag” Charlottesville & Trump: A Father Afraid of Detachment Written by Whitney Thomas News Op-Ed On August 12, white supremacists gathered at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Counter-protesters arrived and violence quickly ensued. Though this event occurred nearly three months ago, it has and will remain relevant indefinitely. As Trump’s presidency continues, the shock-factor of his actions have seemed to slowly decrease as we are bombarded with Trump’s missteps daily; however, the Trump’s response to Charlottesville is an…

coastline

Photograph by Elana Banks Digital Photography “Sunrise Dreams” coastline Written by Allis Sells Creative Writing the soft breeze caresses their cheeks like a lost lover’s tender touch rocky shores become a safe haven for clear minds to rest all sense of time sneaks away as the seaside air fills their lungs ashes fall from the sky while the fiery mound illuminates the night this is what they dream of a warm place with everlasting youth free from all their responsibilities still so young to stay awake to see the sun paint the horizon yet old enough to finally grasp the…