Tag Archives: Cassie Gitkin

Why you don’t love either candidate

Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are using mudslinging tactics in this election cycle. This is nothing new—mudslinging, or making the opposing candidate look bad, is a popular tactic that has been shown to work. However, the prevalence of its use on media outlets that Americans are constantly exposed to has drastically increased even in

Ableism on campus

Yesterday, it was eighty degrees and sunny. Today, in typical Wisconsin fashion, it is snowing. Midwest weather is known to change quickly. It can be sporadic, inconsistent, and unpredictable. You could call it variable, fluctuating or erratic. What we need to do is stop saying the weather is bipolar. The weather is not struggling with


Our generation’s hottest phenomenon is not the dog filter on Snapchat—it is ghosting. For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, here is the definition straight from Urban Dictionary: “The act of suddenly ceasing all communication with someone the subject is dating, but no longer wishes to date.” Even if you didn’t know there was

Who are Trump supporters?

This past week has brought a slew of political hotshots to the Little Apple, as well as thousands of their supporters. Having never met a Trump supporter before – and half-convinced that The Donald’s rampant popularity was just a horrific Truman Show-esque prank – I decided to go undercover among his most dedicated followers in