Monthly Archives: December 2016

Why Moana is Different from Other Disney Princesses

One could argue that it is an American tradition for little girls to grow up wishing to be princesses. Disney princess fairy tales are appealing with their big musical numbers, handsome princes, and the sweet “happily ever afters” that always accompany the grand endings to these popular films.   But princess culture is a phenomenon… Read More

Minnesota Players End Boycott, Will Play in Bowl Game

Last week, 10 University of Minnesota Football players were suspended upon investigation of them being involved in a campus sexual assault case.   Due to the belief that these suspensions were unjust because the players felt the sex was consensual, the entire team had, at first, decided to boycott any football activities, including their upcoming… Read More

The Most Influential People of 2016

This year, Donald Trump was named Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year.” Beating out several other finalists, including Beyonce, Simone Biles, and Hillary Clinton, Trump surely made 2016 a year to remember.   Despite the volatile, divided election, 2016 was still a momentous year for many reasons. We had our first female presidential candidate, the… Read More