• Black Panther and Civic Imagination

    Black Panther and Civic Imagination

    The Marvel movie “Black Panther” was not only a blockbuster hit but became a movement shortly after its release. The movie follows two characters, T’challa and Killmonger, as they fight over who is Wakanda’s rightful king and protector of the land.  People praised the movie for its imaginary utopia where black people aren’t oppressed or…

  • The Real Story Behind Body Size and Health

    The Real Story Behind Body Size and Health

    Body size often comes with subtle judgments, beliefs, and stereotypes about a person’s character. If you are overweight, you must be lazy, less fashionable, and unhealthy. However, if you are thin, you are pegged as determined, beautiful, fashionable, and at the pinnacle of health.  Many people, including myself, have suffered from the sweeping generalization that…

  • Conspiracy Theories and Sandy Hook

    Conspiracy Theories and Sandy Hook

    December 14, 2012, was a sad day for all. Around 9:30 a.m., Adam Lanza shot his way through the entrance of Sandy Hook Elementary School. Moments after, he killed the school’s principal, Dawn Hochsprung, and the school’s psychologist, Mary Sherlach.  He made his way to a classroom and killed Lauren Rousseau, the classroom teacher, and 14…