Apologizing for the unapologetic

Earlier on in this semester it came to our attention that some students who have contributed articles to The Drew Acorn have received messages that can only be described as hate mail. Because of the gravity of this issue, we were not able to address the situation sooner in order to avoid interfering with Title IX Office confidentiality and privacy policies and Public Safety’s procedures, … Continue reading Apologizing for the unapologetic

White privilege is real

By Kassel Franco Garibay As you are about to enter the History section at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C., a guide explains how the exhibitions are structured. After a short ride in an elevator, the display begins three floors beneath ground level and begins to tell the story of slavery in America from 1400 to 1877. The ceilings … Continue reading White privilege is real

Merging History and Pop Culture, And Making It Interesting Too

It’s not everyday that an eleven-year-old kid picks up and reads an 800-page book, let alone one about a historical figure. But this is exactly the case with Ron Chernow’s book “Hamilton”. Chernow, who came to speak at Drew on Wednesday night, mentioned that many young children have approached him claiming they have read his long and complicated biography. Plenty of these young readers had … Continue reading Merging History and Pop Culture, And Making It Interesting Too

The Five-Star Michelin Dining Hall Is My Happy Place

Don’t you just love the sweet, fresh aroma of Commons in the morning? There is nothing better than waking up for your early-morning class and stopping by the cafeteria just to be baffled by the multiple breakfast choices. I try to make my way to the Commons early because I simply never know what to get! I’m always overwhelmed by the options. What can I … Continue reading The Five-Star Michelin Dining Hall Is My Happy Place

New Disney reboot offers queer “representation”

Oh, Disney, you’ve done it again. Not only did you give us a character who is both too gay and not gay enough at the same time, but you called it ‘representation’ and named him ‘The Fool’. In the midst of all the excitement for the live-action remake of The Beauty and the Beast, the news fell like a bomb: LeFou, Gaston’s loyal comic relief, … Continue reading New Disney reboot offers queer “representation”

The Truth About Global Warming

It is so refreshing to finally know the truth. All my life I was terrified of CO2 and its allegedly devastating effects on nature, but I can finally stop worrying about it. Just recently it has been proven that there is absolutely no correlation between CO2 and global warming (if global warming even exists–those Chinese are sneaky). It is such a relief to sleep soundly … Continue reading The Truth About Global Warming