Skateboarding in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Skateboarding in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

With the 2020 Summer Olympics a little less than two years away, let’s take a look at the history of one sport that is being added to the Olympic lineup for the first time ever: skateboarding. With other mainstream sports, like baseball, basketball, American football, or soccer (football), which were all invented before the 1900s, […]

Man Up: Serena, Surfing, and Sexism

Man Up: Serena, Surfing, and Sexism

It was less than two weeks ago on September 8, 2018—Serena lost the US Open women’s final to Naomi Osaka—her 20-year-old potential successor and fan. This loss was unlike any other loss that Serena has experienced since ranking as the number one player in 2002. We all know Serena is a beast at tennis; she’s […]

Transgender Artists to Look Out For

Transgender Artists to Look Out For

I was scrolling through my Instafeed the other day when I came across a video of Casper Purtlebaugh, who currently goes by the artist name Jakk Fynn, performing a cover of Blackbear’s “Do Re Mi.” It was the coolest underground music find I’ve had in a while, and it got me thinking about how many […]

Nike Takes On Kaepernick

Nike Takes On Kaepernick

“What was Nike Thinking?” – Donald Trump Labor Day was last Monday, and grilling with friends was surprisingly not the most eventful moment of the holiday. If you were anywhere on the face of the planet, you already know that Nike released an ad featuring a photo of Colin Kaepernick with the inscription: “Believe in […]

Do Work: The Kylie Jenner Ethic

Do Work: The Kylie Jenner Ethic

It’s old news that Forbes put Kylie Jenner on their list of “America’s Richest Self-Made Women.” It’s also old news that with a net worth of roughly $900 million, Kylie Jenner is a sho0-in to become the world’s youngest billionaire at only 21 years old. However, what is truly old news is White people being […]

The Erasure and Hypersexualization of Lesbian Cinema

The Erasure and Hypersexualization of Lesbian Cinema

Have you ever walked out of the movie theater and thought to yourself, “Gee, I sure wish there were some more heterosexuals in that flick”? I’m guessing no, but if you HAVE, please slide into my DMs and tell me what movies you have been going to because they sound like they’d peak my interest. […]

Lebron Wonka: Akron, This is For You

Lebron Wonka: Akron, This is For You

NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley made headlines in 1993 when recording a commercial in which he said, “I’m not a role model. Just because I dunk a basketball doesn’t mean I should raise your kids.” This seems counterintuitive to today’s professional athletes who understand that even though they may not have asked to have […]

The Aggregate: Book Banning & E-waste

The Aggregate: Book Banning & E-waste

“Aggregate is a unique word. As a noun, it indicates different elements brought together in the same place. As a verb, it seeks to collect and assemble disparate pieces to create a more cohesive whole. This column seeks to do both of those things; breaking down some of the biggest stories in print journalism each […]