A BLACK COLLEGE STUDENT REFLECTS ON HER CHILDHOOD AND THE BLM MOVEMENT

By Uchechi Ihenacho Trying to find a first job or internship after college is difficult enough, but last year, that stress was further amplified for students when the academic year was cut short by the pandemic. For students of color, who were even further traumatized by the events that led to Black Lives Matter protests… Continue reading A BLACK COLLEGE STUDENT REFLECTS ON HER CHILDHOOD AND THE BLM MOVEMENT

EDUCATING OURSELVES ON OTHERS

It’s only natural that college students will want to learn material they can relate to. But as a first-year student at UCLA, taking a variety of cultural and gender-study classes has shaped my belief that all students could greatly benefit from taking classes that focus on backgrounds outside of their own identities. Understanding how other… Continue reading EDUCATING OURSELVES ON OTHERS

THE “BRO CULTURE” PROBLEM WITHIN STARTUPS

Let’s talk about startups. The traditional impression of startups is college-aged bros, sitting alone in their dorm room, coding away on their computers, ready to launch the next Facebook or Apple. However, in 2021, the typical startup workplace looks more like teams working remotely, communicating through Slack and various Zoom calls, with dedicated team members… Continue reading THE “BRO CULTURE” PROBLEM WITHIN STARTUPS

HOW ONE STUDENT PODCAST HOST TELLS THE STORIES WE DON’T HEAR

Last year, I witnessed a 19-year-old Black girl plea for help via Twitter after a sexual assault incident, and go missing – only for Tallahassee police to find her dead body one week later. I witnessed a 26-year-old Black woman fail to receive justice after Louisville, Kentucky police officers wrongfully murdered her. Oluwatoyin Salau and… Continue reading HOW ONE STUDENT PODCAST HOST TELLS THE STORIES WE DON’T HEAR

INDIGENOUS REPRESENTATION IS CRITICAL TO CULTURAL DIVERSITY

Oh my god! Zendaya is so relatable, she’s like my spirit animal!” “For rush week, we’re going to have a pow-wow to get to know each other better.” “I’m 1/16th Native because of my great (x4) grandmother, so I totally qualify for this scholarship.” These are just some of the many phrases I’ve heard during… Continue reading INDIGENOUS REPRESENTATION IS CRITICAL TO CULTURAL DIVERSITY