Jenna Amore, Oakland University
Students at Oakland University channeled their frustration with the college’s administration into a communal dance party.
Drew Goretzka, Michigan State University
From anti-lockdown protests to #EndSARS, the unique circumstances that the pandemic provided has been the cherry on top for many movements.
Kirtika Sharad, George Washington University
Despite months of setbacks, Indian farmers have stood strong in the face of oppression. Now, their mistreatment is gaining international attention.
Haven Worley, University of Rochester
Chase Cutarelli, Columbia University
Over the last few months, there has been a surge of illegal firework displays across the nation. But what prompted them in the first place?
Chloe Hamer, Pitzer College
Athletes continue to promote social change, seen especially with the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks.
Farah Javed, CUNY Baruch College
An online petition has gained thousands of signatures in support of recognizing the Food Network sensation, instead of the Italian colonizer that sailed the ocean blue in 1492.
Abigail Adeleke, University of Miami
Now more than ever, people are calling on brands to step up. The culture magazine took another step in the right direction by having Dario Calmese shoot their cover.
Mitchell Tanaka, Chapman University
The Capital Hill Occupied Protest has been a recent source of controversy, but one college student’s experiences paint a picture of peace and community.
Madelyn Haasken, Bemidji State University
Using beautiful melodies, catchy beats and lyrics that stick with you, this music reflects the struggles of these tumultuous times.
As people scroll through Instagram and Twitter during lockdown, they are forced to confront images from injustices around the world.
McKenna Uzelac, Columbia University
The era of Britney Spears and Juicy Couture is back, and it’s a perfect complement to the social turmoil being experienced by Generation Z.
The Capitol Hill Occupied Protest came about after demonstrators successfully evicted the police from the neighborhood. Now, the city is pushing to dismantle it.
Caleb Mullenneaux, St. Olaf College
The BLM movement is confronting racism in American athletic leagues, but little is being done to change the roots of these organizations.
With studies showing education and mental health intervention yield lower crime rates, is funneling funds into law enforcement really a good idea?
Gabrielle Pascal, Hofstra University
It may seem like the only meaningful action right now is to hit the street, but there are plenty of other options to support the movement, even if you don’t have any money.
Audrey Martin, Boston University
Can shows about the police foster discussion, or do even well-intentioned cop shows ultimately provide ideological cover for police violence?
Eva Halvax, University of Arizona
Whether it’s to prevent the spread of COVID-19 or showing solidarity at a demonstration, donning the protective gear points toward an impulse to think of the greater good.
Madison Feser, Seton Hall University
Once a tool against injustice, the term has become a method of gatekeeping that often dissuades political involvement. It’s time to retire the distinction between ‘activists’ and ‘non-activists.’
Caleb Dukes, Rice University
It comes after an opinion piece in The Rice Thresher, in which a woman describes her poor treatment by the university after reporting her assault.
Veronica Kuffel, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Hong Kong protests sure sound crazy, but they were much crazier in person.
Cameron Andersen, New York University
SESTA/FOSTA, the new bill passed by the Senate, is endangering the sex work community through its harmful generalizations.
Shannon Mondesir, Brooklyn College
If feminism ever seems too complicated, just focus on these three goals.
Phillip Bugajski, Loyola University Chicago
Price works with student activists, faculty and police to find protest solutions and transform her school into a sanctuary campus.
Does neutrality in the face of injustice mean you have chosen the side of the oppressor?
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