By Adriana DiBenedetto An article was recently published on multiple platforms, and seemingly compiled every stereotype about the Millennial generation— it is essentially just some grandpa complaining about kids these days. It is titled “7 Harsh Realities of Life Millennials Need to Understand,” and can be found on sites such as Zero Hedge, The Libertarian… Continue reading Misunderstanding Millennials 101: A Response
By Daniela Cardinale On March 22nd, ISIS terrorists attacked two locations in Brussels, Belgium. At 8 in the morning, two explosions went off at a Brussels airport. An hour later, a bomb exploded at Maelbeek metro station. An estimated 37 people were killed and over 200 people were injured in the explosions. The impact of… Continue reading Terrorist Attacks in Belgium Leave World On Edge
By Alexandra Dos Santos I can’t be the only one who’s seen the #RiseUpOctober stickers in every subway station and on every lamp post. The design was a simple, eye-catching sketch of different colored hands raised in the air with the date, October 24th, written underneath. As I found out later, the Rise Up October… Continue reading #RiseUpOctober
by Adriana DiBenedetto By now, everyone and their kitchen sink has shared their opinion on the incident in Spring Valley High School, wherein video footage was taken of a school resource officer making a violent arrest of a 16 year old female student. What we know is this: she had allegedly disrupted class by using… Continue reading Missing the Point: the SC School Incident
By ADRIANA DIBENEDETTO In February, Bryn Mawr College, an all-girls institution, announced that it would begin accepting applications from transgender women. It is the fourth women’s college in the United States to do so. For years, single-sex institutions have been at a loss for what to do with transgendered students, which shouldn’t really be all that… Continue reading It’s All About the Pronouns: What is Gender?
By REBECCA PEELER On April 15, 2015, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams was a guest speaker and member of a panel, along with the chairs of Criminal Justice Department, Dr. Joseph Pascarella, and Journalism and New Media Studies, Dr. Theodore Hamm. Dr. Charlyn Hilliman, assistant professor of criminal justice was also present, while Dr. Raymond D’Angelo, chair of the… Continue reading Whose Lives Matter: A conversation about race & law enforcement with Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams
By JESSICA JACOLBE and CONNIE LOWE In honor of March being Women’s History Month, The Spirit went around campus asking students about their ideas and opinions on feminism. It is first important that we exactly define feminism for our readers. It is the advocacy toward the social, political, and economic equality of women to men. With… Continue reading WORD AROUND CAMPUS: Does our society need feminism?