Online shopping may be easy, but retail stores are feeling the effects

Tess Halpern discusses the struggles retail stores are facing with the boom in e-commerce.

It’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Fox News is celebrating

Tess Halpern asserts that in order to prevent sexual harassment, especially in the workplace, powerful men need be held accountable for their actions.

Make small-scale activism sexy again

Tess Halpern discusses how small-scale activism needed to affect change and should be thought about more often.

Don’t give the president an “A for effort”

This is unprecedented controversy that cannot be undermined by Trump’s improving ability to read from a teleprompter.

Patriots and politics: when your idols are exposed

Tess Halpern discusses the Patriots’ ties to Donald Trump and what that means for a fan’s view of them.

This is what democracy looks like

Tess Halpern recounts her experience at the New York Women’s March, and explains why these protests are so important.

Use words to describe, not diminish

“Alt-right” is not enough to describe Stephen Bannon and Breitbart News.

Hatred is not a punchline

Joking about Donald Trump only covers up his bigotry.

Racism in the criminal justice system

Inherent bias is central to the issue of over-incarceration.

Third-party candidates should be allowed to debate

The millions of voters who support a third party candidate may decide the election.

15 years later, remembering September 11

Tess Halpern remembers the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and discusses how the world has changed in the decade and a half since.

Objectification of Athletes: An Issue Across Gender Lines

Tess Halpern argues that objectifying male athletes hurts the feminist call for equality.

The triggering: We need a productive conversation about political correctness

Tess Halpern argues that despite the glaring biases of the upcoming UMass GOP political correctness event, it’s still important to listen to the arguments of the side some may strongly oppose.

Political protests and personal jabs: Just the tip of the iceberg

Tess Halpern discusses the state of the current election season, which she says has focused on insults and personal jabs between candidates rather than actual political issues.

Women’s beauty standards: Recreation Center edition

Tess Halpern says girls should aim for comfort not fashion when it comes to exercising at the gym.

A response to my second lockdown in two years

Tess Halpern recalls how last week’s lockdown resurfaced her feelings of campus insecurity and argues that more guns are not the solution.

My generation may be ‘Feeling the Bern’, but I’m still with Clinton

On the heels of Bernie Sanders’ win in New Hampshire, Tess Halpern argues that she believes Hillary Clinton is still the Democrats’ best option.