The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: A Taste of Venom

Featured Image: Murray Close, Lionsgate *Minor Spoilers Ahead* It’s 2020, and the breath of life has been resurrected. It has filled the lungs of the most successful Young Adult dystopian series along with its fans, The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins. From the narrative of the original trilogy’s antagonist, Songbirds and Snakes invite us to…

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The Black Lives Matter Movement Isn’t a Trend

Featured Artwork: Adrian Brandon On May 25th, 2020: George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, an innocent Black man suffocated for more than seven minutes by the pressure of Officer Derek Chauvin’s knee pressing onto his throat. Mr. Floyd begged for air, repeatedly calling out, “I can’t breathe.” Let it be known that Mr. Floyd’s…

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The Handmaid’s Tale: Living in Red

Featured Artwork: Shawna X Trigger warning: mentions of rape. . . . In 2017, Margaret Atwood’s speculative fiction novel regained popularity when the Hulu adaptation launched its series. Now sitting at 3 seasons, the story of the protagonist, Offred, and her red gown remains an icon and inspiration for the feminist movement. But, why? To…

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