Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 7:08pm

A couple days after President-elect Donald Trump won, a couple days after a woman in a hijab on East William Street was threatened to be set on fire, a couple days after a woman on the corner of South University Avenue and Washtenaw Avenue was pushed down a hill for believing her religion and living in America, and a couple days after the Southern Poverty Law Center collected evidence of more than 900 hate crimes in the first 10 days of Trump’s America, I sat in my f

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 9:07pm

The Oxford Dictionaries just named “post-truth” the word of the year. They define “post-truth” as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” The popular examples of “post-truth” culture are the rhetoric used by the Brexit campaign and Donald Trump’s campaign.

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 7:12pm

Me: *Reading off a 30-page script in high-pitched, infantilizing voice even though I’m only one year older than you*

“Hey everyone, welcome to Relationship Remix! I’m your Sexperteam facilitator, Clarissa!”

*10 minutes and one obviously forced and uncomfortable ice breaker later*

“OK! Now let’s talk about our values and how we act in accordance with those values. Can anyone give me an example?”

Student 1: “Well I value timeliness, so I make sure I’m on time to stuff.”

Student 2: “And I value family, so I make sure to call my family once a week.”

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 6:42pm

When I studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina last winter, the weirdest thing I was asked the most about was not why did we carve former presidents’ faces into a mountain, which I’m still wondering about myself, but rather why was a piece of orange human garbage winning the Republican presidential nomination: “¿¡Por qué todos los yankees les gusta a Donald Trump?!”