The History of the Ugly Christmas Sweater

The holiday’s are fast approaching, and you know what that means, the ugly christmas sweater party invites are probably going to start flooding your Facebook notifications. Ugly christmas sweaters have become a classic holiday tradition, but how did it all begin? Many credit Bill Cosby as the founding father of ugly christmas sweaters (UCS), but we’re not going to talk about him. Instead, we are … Continue reading The History of the Ugly Christmas Sweater

Not Beauty, Nor Grace

MIRA WILLIAMSON The New York Radical Women were a feminist group aiming for women to reclaim themselves. They held the now famous Miss America Protest in Atlantic City in 1969. They were protesting the problematic female ideal that the pageant promoted. This feminine, beautiful model was seen to oppress everyday women and reinforce their subordination. They marched, handed out pamphlets, and unfurled a banner inside … Continue reading Not Beauty, Nor Grace

Compassionate Consumerism

HAILEY SCHOENFELD Every ethical business has a story. Who they are, what they do, and who they’re doing it for. Many businesses do what they do for the bottom line. They care too much about the profit they pocket at the end of the day. Contrastingly, there are companies out there who believe that the impact they make on the community means something much bigger … Continue reading Compassionate Consumerism

You Should Be Following: iO Tillet Wright

JENNA HEBB You might recognize this lovely androgynous being from one of MTV’s more obscure shows, Suspect. iO Tillet Wright brings an undoubtedly new and refreshing perspective to the show and to MTV as a network. In my opinion, though, Suspect is probably the platform that least represents iO’s multi-faceted reality. He is an artist, an activist, a self-proclaimed nomad and a member of the … Continue reading You Should Be Following: iO Tillet Wright

You Should be Following: Julie Houts

LUCY CLARKE It is undeniable that meme accounts on Instagram are hilarious, relatable, and have you tagging your roommates in the comment sections at 3 in the morning. You may think that it can’t possibly get better than photos of Joe Biden ‘pranking’ Trump or Kim Kardashian’s infamous crying face but it can! And it does. Freelance illustrator, Julie Houts combines the humorous relatability of … Continue reading You Should be Following: Julie Houts