Articles written by: SJ Wise

An Open Letter to Lil Nas X: A reflection on how the artist’s new song and music video is affecting queer communities.
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An Open Letter to Lil Nas X: A reflection on how the artist’s new song and music video is affecting queer communities.

Congratulations to you! I’m so glad to see your new song doing so well. Of course, we both know not everyone is as excited. It’s nice to see that you remain unbothered by the backlash, and can simply enjoy the art you’ve created. I must admit, if Satan shoes or […]

An ‘Epidemic of Violence’: Trans women are violated at an alarming rate in Philadelphia and across the nation.
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An ‘Epidemic of Violence’: Trans women are violated at an alarming rate in Philadelphia and across the nation.

Early Saturday, March 20th a few Philadelphia police officers responded to reports of a fight. Upon their arrival a bloodied woman in ripped clothes fell at their feet. This woman had been victimized with attempted sexual assault and multiple stab wounds. She was brought to the hospital sustaining these critical […]

She Believes: Inspiring change in the women’s sports realm.
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She Believes: Inspiring change in the women’s sports realm.

The United States Women’s National Soccer Team has been making headlines for years now. In 2015, besides already accruing four Olympic gold medals, they became the first women’s team to win three separate World Cup Championships in 1991, 1999, and 2015. Four years later the USWNT beat their own record […]

Trans Womanhood: Ballroom culture, motherhood, and honor in film.
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Trans Womanhood: Ballroom culture, motherhood, and honor in film.

In 2018 tv producer Ryan Murphy, the man who brought us “Glee” and “American Horror Story”, set out to tell a different kind of narrative than one might have expected. The show “POSE” was created to explore the vibrant history of queer people of color in New York City during […]

Halftime Show History Crossword
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Halftime Show History Crossword

Across: 2. Who performed the 2021 Super Bowl halftime show? 6. Which performer in 2004 suffered one of the most famous wardrobe malfunctions ever? 9. Which artist was asked if they were okay to perform in the rain, and replied, “Can you make it rain harder?” 10. Which member of […]

The Art of Horror Film: A look into the art of everything frightening.
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The Art of Horror Film: A look into the art of everything frightening.

When I was little, my mom and I would frequently visit a local bookstore whenever she dragged me along on her errands. I remember this store fondly, and how I would always pick out my books quickly in order to have enough time to run to the back and peek […]

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A Love Letter to my Sunshine: Web editor SJ Wise writes a love letter to their long time love.

Hi Sunshine, Just over two years ago I first saw you sitting two desks away from me in class. I was mesmerized by you. I couldn’t help being distracted by you; your beauty, your thoughts, your laugh. I knew nothing about you, not even your name, and I was amazed […]

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Nationwide Vaccination Efforts and the Philly Fighting Covid Scandal

The COVID-19 virus first made its debut on U.S. soil just about a year ago. As this anniversary passes, the U.S. finds itself in the early stages of vaccine deployment and administration. While vaccination efforts around the world have been met with difficulties, the U.S. has been uniquely disorganized in […]

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Nationwide Protests Continue Amid Breonna Taylor Case Ruling

On Wednesday, September 23, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron released the ruling on 26 year old Breonna Taylor’s murder. Cameron claimed that after thorough investigation, one of the three involved officers, Brett Hankison, will be facing three counts of wanton endangerment of the first degree. This indictment was given six […]

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What About When You Self Can’t?: Rethinking how we view and talk about mental health.

While health, happiness, and hygiene have always been rather basic goals for the average individual, a new movement pushing the importance of self-care has become increasingly prominent in news and social media. In the modern world, self-care has become an excuse to take off of work/school, a reason to get […]