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Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu: a feminist anthem for young readers

Robert Kukla, Arts & Life Editor

April 18, 2019

Moxie tells the story of Vivian, a high school sophomore, who is tired of the sexist behavior from her high school’s  football team and the school officials turning a blind eye. Inspired by her mother’s punk rock days, Vivian decides to take a stand and begins distributing zines anonymously as a call to action. Eventually...

Netflix’s ‘You’ Normalizes Abusive Relationships and We Fell For It

Amaris E. Rodriguez, Opinions Editor

February 12, 2019

As a typical college student, I usually pick a show to binge watch on Netflix between classes and homework. My last victim was “You” starring the-ever-so-misunderstood Penn Badgley, better known as Dan Humphrey from the CW’s hit show “Gossip Girl.” The show centers around Joe Goldberg, a bookstore manager who be...

Gillette Combats Toxic Masculinity With New Ad

Robert Kukla, Arts & Life Editor

February 12, 2019

Gillette’s new ad campaign is urging men to stand up against toxic masculinity. The ad depicts several anxious men looking at themselves in the mirror and listening to news about bullying, the #MeToo movement and sexual harassment while a voiceover asks: “Is this the best a man can get?” The ad goes on to challenge “...

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