10 Fictional Women of Colour in STEM

Happy STEM Day! Here's a STEM fact: this article in Medium points out that women of colour are virtually invisible in STEM fields. According to Kassandra Burd, "we need to see more WOC STEM individuals in the spotlight" to spur on other girls and women of colour interested in pursuing careers and interests in these…

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Kerry Washington Shines in ‘American Son’

Kerry Washington, Steven Pasquale, Jeremy Jordan (Peter Cunningham) Christopher Demos-Brown's 'American Son' has made its way to our screens this Friday after its critically acclaimed performance on Broadway. With support from the likes of former First Lady Michelle Obama and Gabrielle Union assisting on the production, it was no wonder that Demos-Brown's play was a…

Twilight IS That Bad. But So What?

It's a popular trend on social media to dig up cult classics and reinvestigate them through a more modern lens. Jennifer's Body, while widely considered a commercial flop upon its 2009 release, is now being hailed across Twitter as a feminist beacon ahead of its time. Legally Blonde (2001) is no longer just a cheesy…

Daughters Of Nri: An Enlightening Intro To Igbo Culture

‪This might get my Bookworm Card revoked, but I'm an avid eBook reader, and I struggle with finishing physical books the way I did when I was younger.‬ ‪But when Onwe Press sent us a review copy of Daughters of Nri, for the first time in a while, I binged a physical book. I started…

Review: ‘Spin The Dawn’ by Elizabeth Lim

‪“Project Runway meets Mulan.”‬ ‪That is not only an attractive pitch for the young adult fantasy novel Spin The Dawn; it is also an accurate comparison. Still, it just scratches the surface of the novel, which abounds with magic, palace intrigue, adventure and romance.‬ ‪Written by Elizabeth Lim, Spin The Dawn is the first book…

Joker: A Daunting Tale of Violence and Media Irresponsibility

As one of the most anticipated movies of 2019, Joker does not disappoint. The film is idiosyncratic and compelling because of the pathologizing that the movie interposes. We meet Arthur Fleck in an emotional state at the beginning of the movie, as he is putting on his makeup for his act. Minutes later, Arthur is…

School of Rock: An Underrated Attempt at Inclusivity

Sixteen years ago, a movie about Jack Black teaching sheltered, overprotected prep school children how to rock 'n' roll premiered in theaters. School of Rock went on to become the highest-grossing music-themed comedy of all time—until 2015 when it was overtaken by Pitch Perfect 2. It also spawned a TV series, a Broadway musical, and…

October’s Book Recommendations

‪The Tyrants Tomb by Rick Riordan ‬ Do you enjoy books that break your heart right off the bat? Do you enjoy chaotic bisexual energy? Then this is the book for you! Our favourite Olympian turned human, Apollo and his master Meg are back to honour their fallen friend and to fight to keep his…

Do Only White Tears Save The Earth?

‪Recently, awareness of climate change has been on the rise (as have global temperatures) and that is due, in large part, to the influence of a 16-year old girl from Sweden by the name of Greta Thunberg. Young, but passionate, Thunberg has been actively seeking to affect climate change for several years, first becoming interested…