The Psychology of Racism

“America is not a stranger to the issue of racism. With its history of African American slavery and segregation, America has come a long way since the more explicitly racist policies of our past, but racist ideals and biases are still going strong today. These ideals and biases help create a more subtle, systemic racism,…

Portrait of an SJU Leader Pt. II

There seems to be a petition going around asking students to support bringing solar panels to our Queens campus. I spoke to Carissa Herb, environmental science major and president of the Earth Club, about why this initiative is so important, and the importance of making changes to help the Earth. Read the interview under the…

X-Plan: Giving your kids a way out (#xplan)

This amazing article outlines a great way to maintain trust within your family, give your kids a sense of responsibility, but also allow them to know you’ll be there without judgments when things go awry. It’s a short read and I hope more families take on this practice. Source: X-Plan: Giving your kids a way…

The New Anti-Feminist Movement

So, there’s a new problem making its way around, similar to that  Mumps outbreak at Harvard. This new problem is the newest anti-feminist movement being lead by women. If you thought white feminism was bad, hold on to your seats, kids, ’cause this is going to be a wild ride. Recently, girls everywhere have decided…

Why Queer Women in Media Always Die

If you have been on Twitter or Tumblr recently, you may have seen some things tagged with “Lexa Deserved Better” or “Boycott The 100.” You may have seen people talking about tropes and the killing of queer female characters. You may have thought to yourself, “Okay, so what? Writers kill people off all the time….

Why All Millennials Should Watch BoJack Horseman

I recently started watching Netflix’s original cartoon entitled BoJack Horseman. My brother recommended the show, and I thought maybe it was a Family Guy-esque show with anthropomorphic animals as characters. It turns out I was dead wrong, and, after three days of binge-watching the show, I realized exactly how much I needed it in my…

So You Want to Be More Cultured…

I spent my most recent college semester in Rome, Italy. It was an experience, to say the least. One thing I can tell you for sure is that I learned a lot about my own family’s culture, and, in turn, I became a lot more aware of the other cultures around me back at home…

Hacking Finals Week

We all know this week is going to be horrible. We know that when it’s finals week, your break is really just moving to a different essay. We know that you substitute coffee for water, fruits, vegetables, meats…pretty much everything. So, we’ve compiled a list that might make this week go by a little bit…

Is Capitalism Anti-Democracy?

“Capitalism is against the things that we say we believe in – democracy, freedom of choice, fairness. It’s not about any of those things now. It’s about protecting the wealthy and legalizing greed,” (Michael Moore). While many people think this is just extremely harsh commentary on a perfectly good system, it really gets down to…

Income Inequality: An Essay

  The level of income inequality in the United States is unjust. Although some levels of inequality will always exist in society, with the large disparity between the upper and working/lower classes, we see a lack of participation in society from those who have less. When it comes to things like voting and asset-building, those…

What is White Privilege and How Does it Work?

White privilege is a complicated thing to define without first looking at how minorities are perceived. Minorities face stereotypes that portray them as lazy, aggressive, primitive, useless, and other negative attributes. Because of these stereotypes, it is harder to assimilate, find a job (often times just because of an “ethnic name”), get an equal education,…