The topic of my first op-ed is an article written by the Naperville Sun about the number of sexual assaults on our campus because April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and it’s a topic that is very important to me.
My name is Stefany and this is my last term in the MLD program! Only 77 more days to go, woohoo!!!
I started my college education at Joliet Junior College, where I received my Associate of Arts in 2013. Then I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Governors State University in 2015. My concentration in the MLD program is Higher Education Leadership and I currently serve as the Graduate Assistant for the Dyson Wellness Center here at NCC. I coordinate the health education and violence prevention events on campus (like Dyson Dog Days) and supervise our Peer Health Educators.
I have held progressively responsible positions in Student Affairs since I was an undergraduate, which have each helped me to realize my passion for working with college students. Over spring break, I attended a huge higher education hiring event in San Antonio and interviewed with 6 colleges from around the country for positions like Residence Hall Director, Coordinator for Programming and…
In the #RaceFail article written by Nathan Rambukanna, a tweet was shared including Game of Thrones in a list of the article’s #RaceFails.
I was taken aback when I read the tweet because Game of Thrones is easily my favorite show. I consider myself to be fairly aware of when things are whitewashed on TV, but GoT had never registered as such to me, so I did some research to see what other people are saying about it.
It appears that each of the articles was written right around the end of the third season of the show, which was in 2014, so perhaps the writers would feel differently if they were to update the articles now that we are approaching the show’s seventh season.
Pictured above is Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of H…
I'm not sure I agree with the statement in this blog prompt that we came to a consensus as a class that most public intellectuals are older white men. Perhaps it is true, but I absolutely loved the example that someone shared about Laverne Cox being a public intellectual; I'm so happy to be living in a time where she is openly acknowledged and where she is able to use her platform to lift up others who are like her.
I am afraid I can't speak to which academic fields or disciplines are most well represented in the media because I don't often watch the news or subscribe to any other media outlets regularly. If I had to give my uninformed opinion, however, I would say that political science and economics seem to be quite commonplace. Having earned my bachelor's degree in psychology, I would love to see more of that in the media.
From what I see on TV in general or when I do catch the news, it seems to be fairly whitewashed, which can only allow for so much diversit…