Tag Archives: Cassie Gitkin

In favor of the Finsta

Social media is full of unrealistic expectations, and perhaps no platform more exemplifies this than Instagram. If I had a dollar for every time my aimless Instagram scrolling was interrupted by a sponsored picture of some fitness guru’s mirror selfie, I could easily pay off all four years of my Lawrence tuition. From fashion icons

Remember Trump?

Two months ago, campus was shell-shocked by the results of the presidential election. Classes were cancelled and discussions were opened in classrooms across every discipline. The entire campus came together to advocate for safety in a historically difficult time. Then we all left for break, and the support train screeched to a halt. The eerie

President Trump, what about President Pence?

Donald Trump’s rhetoric is disgusting. His blatantly racist, sexist, transphobic and bigoted statements garnered international media attention. But at heart, he is no more than a shrewd businessman capitalizing on the fears of Americans. He will not last the full term in the office. So get ready for President Mike Pence. Hopefully, the American people

DAPL and Activism

You may have noticed your friends posting their Facebook location as Standing Rock, N.D., even though you just saw them hung over in the café this morning. Hundreds of thousands of people are virtually checking into Standing Rock to show their solidarity with the cause and confuse police. But is it effective? The message being

Tax Evasion Doesn’t Make You Smart

During last week’s presidential debate, Donald Trump all but admitted to federal tax evasion. When flat-out asked by reporters after the debate if he was paying federal taxes, Trump avoided the question. There has been no legal action taken against the billionaire. In the same week, black teenager Ryan Turk was arrested and accused of