Look But Don’t Touch

By Olivia Dudley Ever since the first of many accusations against Hollywood’s most powerful men back in October 2017, the #MeToo movement has continued to expand with individuals seeking justice against those who abused them. On May 25, 2018, Harvey Weinstein was finally charged with “rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct for…

Mr. Jealous Takes on Annapolis

By Rob Velazquez Ben Jealous won the Democratic Primary in June, beating his opponent Rushern Baker of Prince George’s county by 10% of the vote. The thing most people seem to forget is that for much of the primary, Jealous trailed Baker by that very gap. The road to Annapolis seems to be a steep…

Praying to Heal

More than 300 priests in Pennsylvania’s Catholic Church accused of sexual abuse By Olivia Dudley “We feel shame when we realize that our style of life has denied, and continues to deny, the words we recite. With shame and repentance, we acknowledge as an ecclesial community that we were not where we should have been,…

As Peace Rests

By Olivia Dudley On August 18, 2018, Ghanaian diplomat and former Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan passed away at the age of 80 in Bern, Switzerland. Annan was a Nobel Peace Prize laureate as of 2001. After delivering his farewell address in September of 2006, Annan established the Kofi Annan Foundation a…

A Choir Sings

By Olivia Dudley On August 16, 2018, the beloved ‘Queen of Soul,’ Aretha Franklin, passed away in her Detroit home at the age of 76 surrounded by friends and family. It had been reported three days prior that she was in grave condition due to an advanced form of pancreatic cancer. Her life will forever…

September Letter from the Editor

““Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.” ― Kahlil Gibran Welcome back, you guys! Hopefully you all had a top of the line summer filled with stories that you can tell for the rest of your life; but that’s just me being whimsical. I personally had a pretty…self reflective summer…