We are obsessed with the hustle. We glorify the grinders and the go-getters; those who work 70-hour weeks, pull all-nighters, have 4 a.m. wake-up times, and manage to run a side business all the while. There’s a troubling phenomenon in our schools and workplaces right now that worships unhealthy behaviors supposedly linked to success. It […]
Every sports fan in America wants a team to call their own. All around the country, home teams bring enthusiasm and pride to the cities they represent. Historically, these organizations have only expected one thing in return: a stadium. Once called “Modern Day Cathedrals”, stadiums are only becoming more elaborate and more expensive. Within the […]
By Calen Razor This piece takes a look at the experience for many Black queer people inside Black barbershops.
The birth of a child has always been extremely consuming for the parents, not to mention going into labor amid a global pandemic. What are the concerns parents had for their infants growing up under quarantine? This piece explores how the lockdown has physically and mentally influenced both parents and their babies.
A scene by scene portrait of the Astros’ fall from grace, and what the scandal says about Major League Baseball First, there was the Black Sox Scandal at the 1919 World Series. Then, athletes wielding cork bats and pine tar threatened the fairness of the sport. With incidents like the 1994 MLB Strike and baseball’s […]
New York officials have yet to roll out fresh regulations now that the state has joined more than a dozen others that have legalized marijuana and cannabis to help boost revenue. Andrew Rosner, the co-founder of HR Botanicals, a small farm located in Sullivan county New York that grows a species of marijuana known as […]
The summer of 2020 changed Andrea Acevedo’s art. The murder of George Floyd stirred something deep within her – standing amongst a crowd of hundreds of protesters in New York City, defending Black lives, surrounded by people dedicated to equality and the liberation of all oppressed people, she asked herself, “How can I help?” And […]
In the 2018 US Open, temperatures had climbed up to 95 degrees and Alizé Cornet and Johanna Larsson had just come back out onto the court after a 10-minute heat break. Cornet realized that her shirt was on backwards and it was obstructing her range of motion. She quickly pulled the pink and white striped […]
Is Gender The Reason? “The very act of being a female athlete is radical.”-Kavitha A. Davidson stated, a sports and society writer for the Athletic. In 1996, the WNBA was born. The league was established 47 years after the NBA. As the first professional sports league for women in the United States, the league has […]
In a line of pom poms extended toward the sky, a swinging towel suddenly breaks the uniformity of a sideline performance. Once a sea of short skirts and long hair, professional cheerleading is no longer one-size-fits-all. “I always thought to cheer in the NFL you had to be a woman. Tall, skinny, blonde hair, brown […]