Marlee Matlin at Boston Jewish Film Festival

By Olivia Hart Staff Writer Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin gave valuable insight about her experience as a Deaf actress, and her hopes for the future of deaf people working in show business, during the Boston Jewish Film Festival on Nov. 19. Alongside her three-decade-long acting career, she noticed that deaf actors are sometimes tokenized and…

Spotlight on Native American Authors

By Simran P. Gupta Staff Writer November is National Native American Heritage Month and, as it draws to a close, let us all take a moment to expand our horizons and libraries. Anyone with even the slightest interest in publishing and the world of books knows that representation of diverse backgrounds is not a strength…

Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad inspires the first hijab-wearing Barbie

By Helen Ruhlin Staff Writer The​ ​newest​ ​addition​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Barbie®​ ​“Shero”​ ​collection ​was​ ​recently​ ​announced to​ ​be​ ​a​ ​replica​ ​of​ ​Ibtihaj​ ​Muhammad,​ a ​member​ ​of​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States​ ​fencing​ ​team​ ​and​ the ​first Muslim​ ​American​ ​woman​ ​to​ ​wear​ ​a​ ​hijab​ ​during​ ​the​ ​Olympic​ ​games.​ ​The​ ​exciting​ ​report was​ ​made​ ​public​ ​at​ ​Glamour’s​ ​“Women​ ​of​…