How a generation of young women (along with other advocates) will make Ruth Bader Ginsburg proud in a new political era

Here we are, nearly one month after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death—heartbreaking news that signaled political chaos and social media uproar. The subject of not one but two films, this woman remains a feminist and liberal icon. She was a heroine, a pop culture figure, and a dissenter…


That girl was a tornado. She whirled past Noah’s house every morning at 6:30. An ungodly hour to be awake, much less running. And she was fast. His driveway happened to mark the spot where she went from a relaxed jog to a sprint every day. …


The best voice he ever heard was in a hospital. One of his patients. The lonely singer wore big, round glasses that made her brown eyes look huge. She’d recently convinced her nurse to let her Amazon Prime a keyboard, and her mood had gone from a 2 to a…


It rained on Tuesday, but not a sad rain. The kind of rain that makes you want to get your hair wet, take your hood off. Run around and tilt your head back to laugh at the sky. To wear sandals just to see how wet your feet will get…


A short story about judgement, teenagers, and mental health.

Kaitlin Warner sat at the reception desk in that dreadfully stuffy room, watching the wounded come in and out. Her eyes followed the girl in the navy-blue sweater, taking in her smudged eyeshadow, red nose, and puffy cheeks. Just an hour before, that girl had been a porcelain doll: hair…


A character-driven short story about perception, reality, and gender.

He sat up straight when she arrived. His eyes followed her as she used her shoulder to slide the heavy door of the train car closed. Ripped tights, tangled black hair, and a forehead shiny with sweat. He didn’t know what it was about her, but he got the sense…


240-word flash fiction piece.

zoomed in, slightly blurry picture of man wearing a loose-fitting black shirt with small white polka dots, focus on torso

He wakes up in a sea of broken glass, dried blood on his hands. Everything smells like whiskey. At the foot of the bed lies the polka-dot shirt, soaked, next to a black bottle cap. A sigh of relief. Made it back to his room. He gets into the shower…


Why Gen Z has grown up unlike any other generation

The day after Trump’s election, people cried in my high school cafeteria. Cut to three years later and those same nerdy tenth-graders are rapidly gaining political influence. We are the Gen Z voters being wooed by presidential candidates in the lead-up to 2020. If these politicians are smart, they’ll realize…


In the world of soccer, the US Women’s National Team is proving to be an unstoppable force. After their most recent hard-fought win against England, this group of 23 athletes will compete in the World Cup finals — but not without criticism.

Throughout the past month of World Cup play…


This past Friday, the laundry list of sexual assault allegations against Donald Trump got even longer. If this is the first you’re hearing of this, I’m not shocked. Since advice columnist E. Jean Carroll came forward with her account of our fearless leader raping her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing…

Nicole Joyal

senior at Colgate

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