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Suzanne Ciechalski

Undergraduate at St. John's University

Caitlyn Jenner: What Makes a Hero?

Amid scrutiny, Caitlyn Jenner was presented with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPY’s last night. Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, a celebrated Olympian and the stepfather of one of TV’s most notorious family’s, the Kardashians, made…

0 Comments / 198 View / July 16, 2015

Iran’s New Bills: Turning Women into ‘Baby-Making Machines?’

According to a report released by Amnesty International this week, the Iranian government is currently working on two bills that would endanger women’s reproductive health and damage the concept of marriage. One bill would outlaw voluntary sterilization and restrict access…

0 Comments / 229 View / April 1, 2015

It Has Been Over Two Weeks Since the Oscars. What Have the Speeches Done?

Social media exploded on Sunday night when Patricia Arquette, who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie Boyhood, used her acceptance speech as an opportunity for a call to arms on the subject of…

0 Comments / 55 View / March 9, 2015

Chapel Hill Shooting: Ignored By The Western Media

Three Muslim students were shot and killed Tuesday night at a housing complex close to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The shooter, Craig Stephen Hicks, is a neighbor of the victims, 23-year-old Deah Shaddy Barakat, 21-year-old Yusor…

1 Comment / 133 View / February 15, 2015

NFL Domestic Violence Ad

The NFL will pay for a 30-second ad on domestic violence that will air during the Super Bowl this Sunday. The ad features scenes of a house strewn with picture frames and a hole in the wall, seemingly from a…

0 Comments / 63 View / February 1, 2015

NYS Bans Fracking Citing Health Concerns

After much debate, New York’s Governor, Andrew Cuomo, announced on Wednesday December 17th that the state would ban fracking. Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a method of recovering gas and oil from shale rock by drilling into the ground and…

3 Comments / 87 View / January 5, 2015

Ten Memorable Humans of New York Moments of 2014

[section_title title=First page title] For those who may not know, Humans Of New York, or HONY, as many call it, is a website dedicated to, as the name suggests, the people of New York City, where the photographer, Brandon, approaches…

2 Comments / 558 View / December 26, 2014

The Point in The Debate of The Police vs. The Public That People Aren’t Seeing

This past weekend two police officers were shot and killed in their police car in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York by a shooter identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley (28). He then shot himself after attacking the officers, and died…

1 Comment / 710 View / December 24, 2014

Why Mic’s List of ‘The 39 Most Iconic Feminist Movements of 2014’ is Important Beyond What is Written

Recently, Mic.com published a list titled “The 39 Most Iconic Feminist Moments of 2014” that included events such as Malala Yousafzai’s acceptance of The Nobel Peace Prize and Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissent of The Hobby Lobby ruling. Each event listed…

0 Comments / 301 View / December 13, 2014

Columbia Should Not Be The Only School Who Has to #CarryThatWeight

On Wednesday October 29th, schools and organizations across the country rallied to end sexual assault on college campuses through the #CarryThatWeight campaign. This campaign was sparked by a senior at Columbia University, Emma Sulkowicz, a visual arts major, who is…

5 Comments / 99 View / October 31, 2014