Trump’s final executive order calls for the establishment of a more “patriotic” and “pro-American” history curriculum that blatantly ignores America’s tumultuous history of racism. This call to censorship follows a long trail of conservative attempts to erase history that might point to their connection with America’s racist history.
Hi there. My name is Caroline Cabe, and I am a rhetoric and writing student at the University of Texas at Austin. I currently write for the Texas Orator and have worked with literary magazines nationwide such as Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts' "Eleven and a Half". I enjoy journalism and research-oriented writing as well as fiction and play-writing.
What makes humans any better than the other creatures we coexist with? Rene Laloux’s 1973 French cartoon “Fantastic Planet” pushes the reader to grapple with this exact question through a world full of aliens who see human beings as nothing more than pests. This fantastical film puts a mirror up to the human race and forces the audience to ask themselves, “am I part of the problem?”
J.K. Rowling’s sudden transphobic views have shocked the world once again. However, upon further examination of her Twitter history of Harry Potter rewrites, it becomes clear that jumping on to the transphobe train is nothing more than a habit for Rowling, a habit she has used every time she opens her phone to rewrite her beloved series.
Panhellenic and Interfraternity Greek organizations are often recognized by the sense of untouchability that follows them; but apparently they touched someone, because now West Campus is a ‘hot spot’ for COVID-19.
While movements such as Time’s Up have served as champions for modern feminism, the heteronormative, cisgender, upper class, whiteness of those that serve as the face of these movements pose a crippling threat to the visibility of intersectionality.