The Chronicle

Let’s continue to show diverse characters in children’s media

Let’s continue to show diverse characters in children’s media

March 22, 2018

So far, 2018 has proven to be a strong year for diverse movies. With historic releases such as  “A Wrinkle in Time” by director Ava DuVernay, the first woman of color to direct a live-action film with...

Down syndrome representation gives my brother a voice

Down syndrome representation gives my brother a voice

By Olivia Deloian

March 11, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Opinion

On June 6, 2007, the lives of my family and I were changed for the better. On that day, my little brother Patrick was born. After undergoing open heart surgery at two months old, initially only being fe...

Honoring Billy Graham dishonors those he marginalized

Honoring Billy Graham dishonors those he marginalized

By Miranda Manier

March 5, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Opinion

On Feb. 28, the late evangelical Rev. Billy Graham, who acted as a spiritual confidante for 12 presidents from Harry Truman to Barack Obama and was known as “America’s pastor,” became the fourth private ...

Youth in revolt: Students lead after Florida school shooting

Youth in revolt: Students lead after Florida school shooting

By Tyra Bosnic

March 4, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Opinion

America’s youth has taken their future into their own hands before another mass shooting can claim them.Another school shooting Feb. 14 took the lives of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Schoo...

BTS, ‘Black Panther’ prove journalism industry needs to change

BTS, ‘Black Panther’ prove journalism industry needs to change

By Brooke Pawling Stennett

February 25, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Opinion

In the last year, South Korean boyband BTS, also known as Bulletproof Boyscouts, has achieved unparalleled success in the U.S. for a group that does not sing in English—except for a few lyrics. 2017 was huge ...

Compassion for Syrians cannot be conditional

Compassion for Syrians cannot be conditional

By Tyra Bosnic

February 19, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Opinion

When was the last time you cared about Syria? Was it the last time you saw an injured Syrian child on Twitter? Do you ever think about the thousands dead and millions displaced?While we are choosing to ...

Ugly politics: Jabs at Trump’s looks will not create change

Ugly politics: Jabs at Trump’s looks will not create change

February 19, 2018

On Feb. 7, President Donald J. Trump boarded Air Force One on a fatefully blustery day. The wind lifted his thinning hair off his head, exposing a large bald spot beneath. Shortly after, the ruthless ...

Commentary on male feminists with a male feminist

By Eric Eldridge

February 15, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Special Issue

Eric Eldridge: Am I a bad feminist?Tyra Bosnic: I don’t know. How do you view women?EE: Like humans?TB: So not like defenseless angels who need you to save them from sexism?EE: I wouldn’t say “saving,” but wouldn’t using my excess agency as a man to contribute to the cause just be doing my part? Aren’t I best equipped to make non-feminist or anti-feminist men see reason? TB: It’s an honorable intention, but the executi...

‘Lady Doritos’ another example of distasteful gendered products

‘Lady Doritos’ another example of distasteful gendered products

By Savannah Eadens

February 10, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Opinion

Women are asking for equal pay, reproductive freedom and an end to workplace discrimination and harassment. The world is hearing these requests, but “Lady Doritos” and other ridiculous gender-specific produc...

‘Heathers’ reboot isn’t diverse, it’s insulting

‘Heathers’ reboot isn’t diverse, it’s insulting

By Tyra Bosnic

February 5, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Opinion

One of the greatest tropes of film and television history centers on the underdogs who fight the oppressors. Embodying historic resistance to fascism, the rebels in “Star Wars” rise up against the...

XFL needs to focus on safety, not reinventing football

XFL needs to focus on safety, not reinventing football

February 5, 2018

After failing to have a successful inaugural season in 2001, the Xtreme Football League is rebounding with a brand new image. But even though it has rebranded, the XFL is still not ready to compete until it s...

It’s time to talk—not argue—about climate change

It’s time to talk—not argue—about climate change

By Tessa Brubaker

January 27, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Opinion

A study released Jan. 18 reports that 2017 was one of the hottest years on record, ranked as the second-warmest year by NASA and the third-warmest by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administratio...

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