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‘Being a drum major for justice’: A conversation on becoming a better BU

Last night, over 50 people logged on to Zoom to engage in a discussion on diversity, equity and inclusion, and how these concepts can improve the campus environment. Bloomsburg University hosted an “Evening Conversation on Equity, Inclusion and Becoming a…

The Show Must Not Go On

L Brands, owner of Victoria’s Secret, announced on Thursday, Nov. 21 that they will no longer be hosting the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The fashion show has been aired annually since 1995, but many people think it is time…

‘We want D.I.S.’: Student-led protest unfolds on campus

After the separation of two black administrators—something the university has still yet to comment on—a recent sexual assault on Upper Campus, the death of four students and a circulating video of an athletic trainer and student mimicking a slave auction,…

Oscars 2019: Diverse Winners in Acting

The Academy Award Winners for best actor/actress in lead and supporting roles were a diverse set of individuals. Hollywood has been known for its predominantly white winners and nominees especially in the years 2014 and 2015 where every nominee in…

Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty Shakes Up Beauty Industry

For years, Rihanna has mesmerized the world with her versatile music, amazing style, and stunning makeup. Over the weekend, she caused a social media frenzy by releasing her new cosmetic line: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna. Rihanna’s initial release includes foundations, primers, creme contours, and many…

Vogue’s “Diverse” Cover Falls Short

Vogue’s March 2017 cover features several models meant to represent the goal to celebrate diversity. However, many have criticized the magazine of falling short of this goal. The cover does feature Ashley Graham, a plus-sized model. However, many have pointed…

Do the Grammys have a Race Problem?

After a surprise shutout by Adele at the Grammys, the Recording Academy has received criticisms after Beyoncé lost in several major categories to Adele. There has been an outpour of response from the music industry with many taking to social…

An Open Letter To Raven-Symoné

Raven-Symone’s recent comments on a few topics has caused me to write an open letter to express my opinions on her latest actions. Dear Raven-Symoné, Are you okay? Are you seeking attention? Well you have mine because lately you have…

No Hate March Kicks off No Hate Week

In the town of Bloomsburg, it is sometimes difficult to see acceptance and an appreciation for differences. This was not the case today at the No Hate March. Race wasn’t an issue and all sexual orientations were accepted as approximately…