Academic Accessibility Continues to be Inaccessible

While Drew makes a good effort to address the different needs of its student body, there is still a long road to travel in order to make sure that, regardless of whether a student has a disability or not, they can thrive and learn at the same level as their counterparts. It has been discussed before that most buildings are not handicap accessible. But the … Continue reading Academic Accessibility Continues to be Inaccessible

Things to Remember about the Repeal of DACA

The past couple of months have been rough for the United States and the people living in it. Regardless of nationality, country of origin or even legal status, recent events have led people from all backgrounds to rethink their position in current debates. After a month of rising tensions regarding North Korea’s nuclear testing, Hurricane Harvey made its first of two landfalls, devastating Houston and … Continue reading Things to Remember about the Repeal of DACA

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”