Theory and practice: The analogy

Recently, engineering PhD candidate and educator Daphne Chery posted her student’s comparison of electronegativity to R&B crooner Trey Songz. The Instagram post went viral, but a closer look reveals that it is so much more than just a funny answer. Chery, who teaches one period of high school chemistry has said that she encourages her... Continue Reading →


Rhyme in Peace: Phife Dawg

A legend. A pioneer. An ill MC. Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor was my favorite rapper from A Tribe Called Quest.  When I heard his Jamaican accent mixed in his dope rhymes (code switching), it brought a sense of pride. It felt like “we” were a part of hip hop. Busa Bust did it too, but... Continue Reading →

in the details: afro bloomin’

Someone somewhere once wrote, "she never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn't supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something."* UK photographer Dazhane Leah definitely accomplished that with her project: Afro Bloomin'. “I see beauty in natural hair and I see beauty in flowers – together I think they go... Continue Reading →

Kiswana vs Melanie: Divide and Conquer

Kiswana vs. Melanie: Divide and Conquer As we start chapter three of the year and observe notable women in history. I think it is important to understand the various roles of activists. I heard the argument of the movement going from “the streets to the suites” by rubbing shoulders with politicians and forgetting the those... Continue Reading →

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