Sisterhood of the Traveling Stethoscope

STEM fields have long been traditionally white male dominated, and for those minorities in the game the access to resources and opportunities to get a leg up are hard to find. Yet the VCU club Sisters and Stethoscopes is fighting to make sure its members have as much help as they need and a strong community to support them as they work towards their dreams. A club created by and for black women in the pre-health field read the full interview to hear just how these amazing women have built their own place to belong in a field that has traditionally tried to keep them out.

DAHMER: Is True Crime Ethical?

Netflix’s recent DAHMER series has been on everyone’s minds and everyone’s lips. The polarizing biographical drama about the infamous serial killer has brought with it controversy, not least of which has been the families of the victim’s speaking out against the show. At what point are we going too far? Where is the line?

Everyone and Their Mother is an Influencer

Celebrity culture; the good, the bad, the ugly, and the beautiful; a symbiotic relationship between the viewer and viewed. It is an ever-present part of the human experience. I’m sure that somewhere thousands of years ago there was a caveman known for being particularly strong, and everyone in the cave cheered for Oorg of the Large Biceps and His Mandible-Crushing Hands.

“Don’t Worry Darling” Movie Review

Through systematic novels such as Brave New World and The Handmaid’s Tale, everyone is familiar with the trope of dystopian worlds and repressive societies. Although Olivia Wilde’s new film, “Don’t Worry Darling”, is classified as utopian, it is also classified under a “psychological thriller,” which doesn’t necessarily blend well with the emotions “utopia” invokes in audience members.

“Look Past the Rainbow”: Rainbow Capitalism

Monisha Mukherjee June 1st was upon us, and with it the rainbows descended. The first pride parade in two years was nearing and I was beyond excited for the festivities, the love, and let’s be honest, the outfits. I was ready to dress as chaotic as I wanted and then ride the metro like it […]

PrideFest 2022

With multi-colored balloons cascading on the bridge over James River, walking into a portal of multiple flags and accepting love through the air, PrideFest 2022 has officially launched.

Capes and Tights: Pop Culture’s Commodification of Comic Books

If you’ve been on the internet recently, you’ve probably heard of the upcoming Marvel film, Thor: Love and Thunder. Slated to hit theaters in July of this year, it’s being set up as the summer installment of Disney’s blockbuster franchise, the Marvel Cinematic Universe,

An Interview with Catch the Fire

About a month ago I was lucky enough to be able to sit down with some of the leaders of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Black Student Advocacy group to talk about their inspiring club, their struggles and hopes for the future and the sense of community they foster.

Sampling (Music): A Way to Reimagine Songs

The highlight of my middle school days were flipping through channels in the 900s range on Cox Cable. I would spend countless hours listening to music on the Music Choice channels. The service accompanied an endless range of genres from Rock to Soul, and with it, I was constantly immersed in new hit sounds. 

The Climate Crisis is the Next COVID Crisis

Over the past few years, the world has experienced more noticeable and dramatic climate disasters than ever before, and yet our response has overall been stagnant. During this last year, I realized that the reaction to the worsening undeniable effects of climate change reminded me of the way the world reacted to another crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic.

Unsung Heroes: Fashion

For Black History Month, Ink Staff members created the Unsung Heroes to highlight black pioneers and trailblazers who have paved the way for new generations of people of color. Unsung Heroes: Fashion highlights five trailblazers who are the blueprint and appreciated throughout the fashion industry.