As publishers make strides to increase diversity in books, other parts of the industry still lag behind

By Lauren Patetta Growing up, Caroline Richmond never saw herself represented in the books she read.  As an Asian-American woman, Richmond never encountered a book that reflected her own experiences, even though she was an avid bookworm. At least, she hadn’t until her freshman year of high school, when Richmond’s English teacher assigned “The JoyContinue reading “As publishers make strides to increase diversity in books, other parts of the industry still lag behind”

Updated: Musicians and Venues Navigate the Struggles of Empty Stages.

From local musicians to international tours, coronavirus has stopped live music in its tracks, leaving musicians and independent venues uncertain of the future By Dónal Gannon Herb Scott is a saxophonist and the Executive Director at the Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation. Scott has been a staple of the D.C jazz music scene for years, butContinue reading “Updated: Musicians and Venues Navigate the Struggles of Empty Stages.”

Updated: As dairy farms in Wisconsin continue to close, dairy farmers cite low milk prices and plant-based product competition

By Morgan Bluma              WAUKESHA, Wis. – Patty Edelburg, a Wisconsin dairy farmer, grew up on a dairy farm her father had bought when she was one. When Edelburg was a sophomore in college, her father made the tough decision to sell the family farm.              In 2008, Edelburg bought her current farm, along with her husband,Continue reading “Updated: As dairy farms in Wisconsin continue to close, dairy farmers cite low milk prices and plant-based product competition”

Trump voters remain divided over the election results a month after the race has been called for Biden – Updated

By Cecilia Markley Pennsylvania voter Dino Damico has been a strong supporter of President Donald Trump throughout his presidential term. Damico maintains his belief that Trump won the election nearly a month after the election has been called for President-elect Joe Biden and as states continue to certify election results. Damico said that he votedContinue reading “Trump voters remain divided over the election results a month after the race has been called for Biden – Updated”

UPDATED: With domestic violence on the rise, local organizations struggle to meet survivors’ needs during a pandemic

By Shannon Durazo WASHINGTON – Rikki Nathanson’s day usually starts with a meeting with her team, a “pow-wow” about roles and responsibilities for the upcoming shift and a COVID-19 staff report that she has to do daily for the DC government.  Nathanson is a transgender activist and housing director at Casa Ruby, an LGBTQ communityContinue reading “UPDATED: With domestic violence on the rise, local organizations struggle to meet survivors’ needs during a pandemic”

The future of preschool-aged children’s social and emotional development is unclear as coronavirus rages on

By Lizzy Tarallo Stacia George was at a loss. As COVID-19 was wreaking havoc on the United States, her 4-and-a-half-year-old son was not himself.  George and her family had been temporarily living in Amherst, Massachusetts, when the pandemic first hit back in March. Her son’s whole world changed within the matter of a day whenContinue reading “The future of preschool-aged children’s social and emotional development is unclear as coronavirus rages on”

UPDATED: Pregnancy and Birthing during the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Allesandra Plourde The coronavirus pandemic has affected more than 12 million people in the United States alone and of these people affected, pregnant women are at a higher risk according to the World Health Organization. As of mid-November 2020, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention CDC reported there were 40,000 cases of pregnant women with COVID-19 inContinue reading “UPDATED: Pregnancy and Birthing during the Coronavirus Pandemic”

UPDATED: A New Age of Sex Work: Navigating the worlds oldest professions digital era

How five adult-entertainment stars tackle their finances in the age of online sex work. Melrose Michaels sits on her bed wearing a red lingerie set, smiling into the camera as if she were about to film a signature striptease. “Make sure you enjoy yourself,” Michaels says, smirking as she leans into the camera and givesContinue reading “UPDATED: A New Age of Sex Work: Navigating the worlds oldest professions digital era”

UPDATED: More universities continue to drop the requirement for standardized tests in their admissions process and the pandemic has done nothing to stop it

By: Claudette Soler Standardized tests like the SAT and the ACT have been used in college admission processes for almost 100 years but amid the COVID-19 pandemic over 600 colleges and universities have dropped the requirement of SATs and ACTs for students applying this academic year. As a result of COVID-19 many testing centers, whichContinue reading “UPDATED: More universities continue to drop the requirement for standardized tests in their admissions process and the pandemic has done nothing to stop it”

More Americans in need of government assistance as food insecurity rises (UPDATED)

By: Kelsey Carolan While trying to keep her growing son fed when schools closed their doors in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, Michelle Bashore admitted, it was hard to keep a positive attitude despite still receiving government assistance for food. Bashore, who lives in Urbana, Ohio, said in a phone interview that she receivedContinue reading “More Americans in need of government assistance as food insecurity rises (UPDATED)”

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