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Posts By Pamela Rodriguez

Does Intention Matter?: A Guide to Genuine Kindness

February 6, 2019 |

As we reminisce on the preceding holiday season, many of us are putting to good use the presents we received from our loved ones, as well as silently gloating at the impressive ones we gave in return. There is no … Read More

May the Best Woman Win

January 29, 2019 |

To some’s joy and others’ dismay, US Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) issued separate statements with their intentions to run for president in 2020. It can be said that these announcements were to be expected, as both … Read More

Society Through the Lens of a Teenager

January 22, 2019 |

Sitting on the floor of her quaint two bedroom apartment in the heart of Jersey City Heights, I discussed with 17-year-old Kalima Masum what it means to be a young black woman living in today’s society. She was hesitant to … Read More

Breaching the Divide

December 12, 2018 |

I talked to a Republican, conservative white woman about politics on Instagram–this is what happened. Spoiler: we aren’t all that different.

About three months ago I followed conservative public figure, Esther Houston, on Instagram. Her husband, Joel Houston, is the … Read More

The Top Ten Sad Love Songs You Should be Listening to Right Now

November 24, 2018 |
  1. “Best Friend” by Rex Orange County

This song depicts what “young love” is for a lot people. The idea of it can be sweet and alluring, but can turn quite narcissistic and selfish as one person believes … Read More

Do Young People Care About Voting?

November 15, 2018 |

It was a rainy Monday morning, and I was in an Uber reluctantly making my way to a doctor’s appointment. As the Uber was driving down a highway (which one, I don’t know. I trust my phone to take me … Read More

Personal Essay: Sliding Doors

October 16, 2018 |

I still remember that chilly September morning in which the airport doors slid open and I was welcomed to a foreign land. Just hours prior I was bidding farewell to the prickling sun and clear blue waters of … Read More

Analysis: Brett Kavanaugh’s Judiciary Hearing

September 27, 2018 | 1

At 6:49 p.m., four and a half hours after the Judiciary Hearing for Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh began, it finally came to an end. Various breaks and powerful statements later, the Senate floor had closed along with … Read More

Op-Ed: Why NY Democrats Didn’t Vote for Cynthia Nixon

September 21, 2018 |

On Thursday, September 13, 2018, New York held its gubernatorial primary elections between the state’s two Democratic candidates, incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo and actress/activist Cynthia Nixon.

Throughout the campaign season, the two have been going head to … Read More

Review: A Quiet Place

April 26, 2018 |

“If they hear you, they hunt you.”

That’s the premise of the horror blockbuster A Quiet Place, which premiered April 6, 2018. Co-written and directed by John Krasinski, the thriller featured Krasinski and his real-life spouse, Emily Blunt, as they … Read More

Betsy DeVos on 60 Minutes

March 18, 2018 |

Does our secretary of education know how schools work?

Last Sunday, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos appeared on the CBS television program 60 Minutes in an interview conducted by journalist Lesley Stahl. As the interview progressed, things got awkward–fast. It appeared … Read More

Social Change at the 2018 Oscars

March 13, 2018 |

The 90th Oscars Academy Award Ceremony took place at the Dolby Theater, Los Angeles, California, on Sunday, March 4, 2018. It aired at 5:00 PM PST/ 8:00 PM ET on the ABC television network. This year’s ceremony was especially memorable … Read More

Kate Upton’s Personal #MeToo Story

February 15, 2018 |

On January 31, 2018, supermodel and actress Kate Upton started a nationwide conversation with just one tweet.

She wrote, “It’s disappointing that such an iconic women’s brand @Guess is still empowering Paul Marciano as their creative director #metoo.” This … Read More

Women March Again

January 25, 2018 |

On Saturday, January 20th, 2018, millions of marchers gathered in some of America’s largest cities in solidarity of recent movements and protest of Pres. Trump’s administration. The vast crowds and cunning signs televised a year ago on this … Read More

Time’s Up at the Golden Globes

January 14, 2018 |

A night that is usually filled with glitz and glamour was submerged in a sea of black in support of the #TimesUp movement that focuses on recognizing victims of sexual assault.

On Sunday, January … Read More