Tag: Op-ed

How the Gilmore Girls Taught Us to Be Feminists

*EDITOR’S NOTE: This article contains spoilers from “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”   When “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” was announced, fans rejoiced at the reunion of the beloved mother-daughter duo. It was a show that demonstrated the depth, beauty, and complexity of female relationships with their fascinating, multi-dimensional characters.  … Read More

The inaccurate assumptions of Asians, according to Barbie

Barbie’s controversial appearance with her absurd proportions and unrealistic image has provoked criticism about the doll’s design in recent years. Not only has the company noticed the public’s discontent, but they are taking innovating actions. Mattel recently announced that they will be releasing a new line of Barbies in 2016. However, the stereotypes don’t seem… Read More

Memphis blues: Can the Grizzlies claw their way back among the west’s elite?

Memphis Grizzlies

For years, the Memphis Grizzlies have won basketball games with their trademark “grit and grind” mentality. They do not have a superstar, and their style of basketball is not pretty; but with physical play, great defense, and teamwork, they consistently make deep postseason runs.   The Grizzlies have started the 2015 season in un-Grizzly-like fashion,… Read More

The MTV VMAs, as Interpreted by a Music and Communications Major

Taylor Swift performs at the MTV VMAs

Last night at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), we all learned the difference between gratuitous showmanship and tasteful performance. There were moments of pure, unadulterated talent and ferocious skill, and there were moments that were nothing short of public spectacle. A show like this one goes to prove many things; some would say the superficiality of… Read More