Category Archives: Current Events

The Black Lives Matter Movement

On May 25th, I was sitting in bed scrolling through Instagram when I first heard about George Floyd. His name didn’t mean anything to me then, but soon  my social media was flooded with pictures of him. I watched the video, and it felt almost…

Black Squares and Performative Activism

Yesterday was #BlackOutTuesday. For those who don’t know, #BlackOutTuesday is a social media trend that was started by two black women in the music industry that encouraged people to spend the day reflecting on ways to support the black community. It was originally under the…

Social Media Use and COVID-19

The current COVID-19 outbreak has created many changes to our daily lives. You may be attending school through a virtual platform when you were used to being in a classroom. Maybe you were looking forward to a special event, like graduation or prom, which was…

Making History: The Global Climate Strike

On a warm Friday, September 20th, 2019, I became a part of history. Citizens took to the streets in countries around the world, and what was most likely the largest global climate strike so far was in full swing. I was among the many students…

From Putrid to Proud

The Charles River has been a popular tourist spot in Boston for years, decades, even centuries. But for most of its existence after Boston’s founding, the Charles River has been dangerous and polluted. Even after a large movement to clean the river helped clear out…