What You Need to Know About Trump’s Energy Plan

There has been much speculation on how Trump will approach environmental policy. He has stated that climate change is a ‘hoax’, and denied the effect of human activity on a warming planet. He has appointed a climate change denier and oil company CEO to his cabinet. But most important of all is Trump’s energy plan. […]

Science Is Sexist: Why It’s Harder To Be A Woman

Looking around my fourth-year quantum physics class, I counted how many women were in the room. There were seven of us, making us exactly one-third of the twenty-one person class. Sounds a little lacking, right? Unfortunately, for a high-level science class, that statistic was actually quite strong. The American Physical Society estimates that only about […]

Be The Women Who Empowers Women

“Empowered women empower women,” as the saying goes. This has always inspired me, and I’ve always yearned to be this kind of woman. Yesterday, my new roommate pulled me aside and thanked me for being an outspoken feminist. She told me my strong beliefs and loud words showed her that she too could stand up […]

How Trump Could End Free Speech In America

As a writer, I’m a huge promoter of free speech. The right to express opinions and conduct critical analysis about the world around us is essential to the advancement of modern culture. It leads to productive debate, questions norms, as well as technological, political, and social innovations. Speaking freely is one of the most important cornerstones on […]

The Beautiful Moments Within a Black Lives Matter Protest

I’m a vocal supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement. As a white woman, however, I try to be as respectful as possible in allowing the black community to voice their concerns without having to worry about white-splaining. I believe in supporting BLM as an ally and helping them to reach a greater audience.  That said, after […]