Fake news creates real dialogue in D.C.

It began with a message on social media. There was an image of four young black women with a headline that read “14 Girls Have Gone Missing in DC in the Last 24 Hours.” The post went viral as did the hashtag #missingdcgirls. People were shocked and upset that this plight had been going on…

New USA: Dystopian novels come to life

“And when memory failed and written records were falsified—when that happened, the claim of the Party to have improved the conditions of human life had got to be accepted, because there did not exist, and never again could exist, any standard against which it could be tested.”   The above quote is from George Orwell’s…

Talk about rigged: Dakota Access Pipeline

Mni Wiconi means “water is life” in the Lakota language. Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP), the corporation responsible for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), is in violation of basic human rights for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, whose lands and welfare are affected by this disruptive project. Accessibility to water is considered to fall under…

Slut-shaming: apparently acceptable in some cases

The fascinating aspect of hypocrisy is that most people do not realize when they are being hypocrites. When someone advocates for other’s right but then go against their own morals because they do not like that person—that makes someone a hypocrite. The Trump family is not everyone’s favorite here at Simmons. Trump’s words spew hatred…