Playlist by Jeevan Farias

by Jeevan Farias Editor’s Note: We are excited to introduce one of our new columnists, Jeevan Farias. Jeevan will be curating weekly playlists of hip hop / electronic / soul music from around the world, created by artists of color, with a strong emphasis on music made by women and trans artists of color. The intention of the column is to break away from ‘world music’ … Continue reading Playlist by Jeevan Farias

An Ode to Self Care: Playlist

by Charlene Adhiambo Editor’s Note: We are excited to introduce one of our new columnists, Charlene Adhiambo. Charlene will be curating biweekly playlists of mostly rap and r&b music, with a focus on Black femme and/or queer artists. Charlene’s first playlist is called An Ode to Self Care and features songs by Kehlani, NAO, Dreezy, Lizzo and others.   Description: Songs for when you need to … Continue reading An Ode to Self Care: Playlist

Why Students Need the #RightToRecord: One Survivor’s Story

by Brandee Blocker Content warning: This article discusses issues of sexual violence. ~ Columbia University’s Executive Vice President for University Life, Suzanne Goldberg, recently responded to No Red Tape’s Right to Record petition. The petition demands that the University repeal its new policy of forcing students to sign a contract stating that they will not record any sexual misconduct investigation, hearing, or appeal proceedings, or … Continue reading Why Students Need the #RightToRecord: One Survivor’s Story

Accent-uate

by Patricia Pou Jové ~ Editor’s Note: We’re excited to introduce Patricia Pou Jové as our new columnist. Patricia will be contributing pieces to our First Person section on a regular basis.  Sometimes, I purposely exaggerate my natural accent in English. Actually, exaggerate is far from the correct word. I let it loose, I free it from the constraints of my almost-perfect pronunciation. I shed the unnecessary … Continue reading Accent-uate

Unheard Voices: Interviews on Coping After Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence

[Content warning: This piece discusses sexual violence, dating violence, PTSD, and panic attacks.] Prevention Ed- Where Do I Fit In? The Sexual Respect and Community Citizenship Initiative (SRI) describes sexual respect as “a commitment to each of us doing what we can to create an environment where sexual and gender-based misconduct is not tolerated.” While the preventative approach is a crucial perspective on campus violence, … Continue reading Unheard Voices: Interviews on Coping After Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence

A Brief History of Civil Disobedience at Columbia University

Artist Information: Maya Garfinkel is a rising sophomore at Barnard College with a prospective major in history and a concentration in the study of race and ethnicity. Hailing from Seattle, she’s interested in the intersection between activism and the arts, and has been involved with Student Worker Solidarity, Barnard Divest, and the Barnard Zine Club.  Image Courtesy of Maya Garfinkel.  Continue reading A Brief History of Civil Disobedience at Columbia University

Cuomo’s Blacklist: A Quiet Honor

by Zachary Aldridge ~ The man walked into the courtroom, wearing a fine wool suit, handsome and poised. It was August 18, 1955 and the man, Pete Seeger, was testifying before the House Un-American Activities Committee, asserting that he would rather be indicted in contempt of Congress than comply with the Committee and watch his First Amendment rights stripped from him. He and others were … Continue reading Cuomo’s Blacklist: A Quiet Honor