Culture

Millennial Voices: Feminism

By DEBORAH LUBANGA We asked several millennials what  feminism means to them and this is what they had to say.  

 
 

Young and Drag: Millennials and Drag Queen Culture

By EMILY WOOD A brief interview with Slater Stanley. Slater Stanley is a senior at New York University. He studies Chinese language and is an RA at NYU’s Lafayette Dorm, where he runs activities for the Rainbow Rosters Explorations, which teaches about LGBTQ issues. Stanley is passionate about issues relating […]

 
 

5 Femvertising Companies Using Their Profits For Good

Photo credit - Always #LikeAGirl campaign

By DEBORAH LUBANGA For a long time feminism seemed like a “dirty word” that often evoked images of hairy, man-hating women.  But recently this negative stereotype has begun to fade.  In fact young celebrities, like Emma Watson and Lena Dunham, have made feminism seem “cool.”  And companies have found a […]

 
 

Millennial Children of Divorce: Fear, Anxiety and Determination to End the Cycle

photo credit: theparents zone.com

By LARSON BINZER Julie Smith* always Skyped her family when she was homesick through her first two years at New York University. The dial would ring and the screen would fill with the familiar chattering of her parents, brother and, of course, Gran, sending hellos and love all the way […]

 
 

Marketing to Millennial Women: Simply add Feminism and Stir

Photo credit - Always

By DEBORAH LUBANGA In a brightly lit studio, director Lauren Greenfield asked several teens and young adults what it meant to act “like a girl.”  Doing the first thing that came to mind, a young woman flailed her legs and complained about messing up her hair as she ran “like […]

 
 

They Want It That Way: Millennial Nostalgia for the 1990’s

Sarah Carroll, 21, enjoys a "Friends" marathon.

By EMILY WITHAM The costumes in the Chicago improv club were low-budget but instantly recognizable. The actor in the jeans, zip-up t-shirt, and baseball cap was undoubtedly Ash Ketchum, hero of the 1990’s television series Pokemon. The other actor, in the all-yellow outfit and rosy cheeks, was his Pokemon sidekick, […]

 
 

The Fight is Not Over

The Fight is Not Over

By LILY STARBUCK Where one millennial stands on abortion rights. And why she’s still fighting. Sylvia Abdullah greeted shoppers at the entrance to a cramped, sun-filled pre-war apartment in the heart of Soho. She maneuvered her way past an overflowing coat rack and over boxes, bags, and piles of second […]

 
 

Facebook: A Breeding Ground for Social Comparison

Millenials tend to compare themselves to their Facebook friends and self-promote on their own social media profiles in an attempt to measure up.

By NATALIA GARCIA It is a Tuesday night and I am at the library browsing through Facebook between assignments when I come across a picture of a friend from high school holding a 3-liter bottle of Maison Perrier-Jouët at PHD, one of New York City’s most exclusive nightclubs. “$25,000,” the […]

 
 

Finding your Tinderfella: fairytale or reality?

Finding your Tinderfella: fairytale or reality?

By SARAH SKIRMONT   The melodic piano tune danced through Kayla Keegan’s ears as her voice synched with the words displayed on a TV screen to Elton John’s “Piano Man.” Even after a shot of whiskey and a beer, followed by an impromptu karaoke session, Kayla Keegan didn’t fully relax as […]

 
 

Post-Internet Art: The New Millennial Expression

A still from Rx’s “Bumble” music video

By MIA TAPER In a computer-generated 3D universe, electronic music pulses as samples of computer beeps and boops are sprinkled in. A golden, star-laden phrase “LET THE MACHINE LIVE YOUR FANTASY” bounces about as crudely animated women jerk their bodies in a circle. An enormous beige male head protrudes from […]