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Are Masks the New Protest Fashion?

Masks offer a sense of anonymity that is necessary in the age of surveillance capitalism.

by GABRIELLE GALCHEN

Gwen Stefani, the Harajuku Girls, and the Asian Pop Culture Fantasy

The fetishization of Asian aesthetics by celebrities isn't the representation we need.

by JEAN PAIK

Netflix and the Illusion of the Inclusive Workplace

The ongoing Netflix scandal provides a jarring example of how companies tokenize marginalized workers while still refusing to listen to their concerns. 

by NAIMA SMALL

Haitian Refugees: Pandemic vs Morality

How the pandemic has complicated the search for asylum

by GABRIELLE GALCHEN

What Does R. Kelly’s Conviction Mean for Black Women?

Black women had been calling out R. Kelly’s predatory behavior for decades—so how did he get away with his crimes for so long?

by NAIMA SMALL

Student Gentrification in Philly: TempleTok and 'Don't Go Past 40th'

How students contribute to negative narratives around their college neighborhoods

by KATE RATNER

Unveiling Instagram's Toxic Algorithm

Why Instagram's promotion of diet culture is a reflection of a larger, insidious epidemic

by GABRIELLE GALCHEN

Hawaii and the Harm of “Coronacations”

How vacation trips during the pandemic threaten the safety of Native Hawaiians

by JEAN PAIK

The Twin Tales of Violence in the Americas

There is a crisis of femicide in Mexico and murdered Indigenous women and Two–Spirit people in the United States. It's time we start talking about it.

by REMA BHAT

Do You Really Need a New iPhone?

It’s open season on the new iPhone, but the hunt comes at a price.

by NAIMA SMALL

Support Local Artists and Mutual Aid at the Feminist Flea Market

This flea market & craft fair is creating space for radical joy, connection, and solidarity. 

by JEAN PAIK

JoJo Siwa: The Queer Icon of Our Generation?

Less than a year after coming out as queer, JoJo Siwa is now one of the most public faces of the LGBTQ community

by KAYLA COTTER

Trader Joe’s and Their Racist Rhetoric

Why is Trader Joe’s so insistent with their insensitive product labels?

by EVAN QIANG

American Vegan Center Opens in Old City

The center works to bring together history and delicious food—without animal cruelty.

by EMILY WHITE

How Prison Labor is on the Front Lines of Environmental Disaster Relief

Inmates are exploited as cheap labor to fight the climate crisis, while simultaneously being considered disposable. 

by JEAN PAIK

Penn GenEq Offers a Home for First–Year Students

Penn’s new pre–orientation program, Penn GenEq, provides an affinity space for first–year students interested in gender equity work. 

by REMA BHAT

Behind the Curtain of Social Justice Instagram Accounts

It's unethical for white-led social justice pages to be ambiguous about their identity. 

by JEAN PAIK

Vaccine Hesitancy Isn't Simple: A Brief History of Medical Crimes Against the Black Community

How understanding the horrific history plaguing America’s medical community can help tackle vaccine mistrust in the present. 

by REMA BHAT

The Exotification of Shohei Ohtani

Examining how the MLB superstar is viewed through an American gaze

by KATHRYN XU

Billionaires Aren’t the Philanthropists They Think They Are

The rich’s charity work doesn’t address social inequality—it reinforces it. 

by JEAN PAIK

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