Tag Archives: protest

Calling All Slacktivists: Do More

As social, political and environmental injustices seem increasingly prevalent, it can be difficult to handle feelings of powerlessness. But is “slacktivism” the best way to combat the unfairness we see around us? Though well-meaning, slacktivists tend to perpetuate social cycles of complacency and dishonesty which

#Resist: A Social Media Sphere for a Changing Political Climate

A large and seemingly instantaneous protest movement has risen in cities across the nation – including all ages, genders, creeds, and spanning the political spectrum. But how do these protests start, and where does the mass organization come from? The protests occurring almost every day

What the Media Missed About the Women’s March

Newsfeeds and television screens across the country are being inundated with images from the Women’s March on Washington and and its sister marches in cities across the country on January 21. While news sources largely frame the march as a victory for all women, they

Testing the First Amendment: A Trial by Fire

Since the election of Donald Trump, many Americans have taken to the streets in protest of his impending presidency and its potential consequences. Among many of these demonstrations, the act of flag burning has earned a considerable amount of attention. Increased attention on this demonstration

A Study of Press Freedom in Venezuela

In February of 2014, students took to the streets throughout Venezuela to address grievances with their government. The country had one of the highest murder rates globally, a 50 percent inflation rate, and a lack of critical daily supplies such as toilet paper and milk.