THIS WEEK IN THE CLEANSE: Haiti Has Been Fighting U.S. Racism Since 1804. And isn’t that the truth?

By Lydia Shiel, Staff Columnist The past four months have been particularly fruitful as far as horrifying news concerning international relations with Haiti go. But then again, so have the past 200 years.   Dick Durbin informed us at the beginning of the year that Donald Trump referred to Haiti and some unnamed African nations as sh**holes [...]

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Kylo Ren, Toxic Masculinity, and Why The Jedi Order Needed To End

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a film about consequences. By Alina Sichevaya, Staff Writer & Treasurer It’s about the immediate consequences of decisive victory, [...]

This Week in the cleanse: Meat is murder but also… your misogyny is showing

By Lydia Shiel, Staff Columnist   Three dirty martinis on the rocks. Dirty. Rocks.. Dirty. Rocks.. Three. Rocks. Olive juice. “Do they want them shaken or [...]

Mental Health Mondays

By Roxana Ungureanu, Staff Columnist  What about mental health? Too often we overlook the importance of mental health, and especially on a college campus, where depression [...]

tunes with nina: Plums

By Nina Tan, Staff Columnist For this first weekly edition of tunes with nina, I thought I’d cover one of my most favorite, slept-on, easily accessible and very likeable [...]

this week in The Cleanse: R&B Might Dismantle the Gender Binary

By Lydia Shiel, Staff Columnist You can tell a lot about a straight guy from the way he talks about Frank Ocean. If you want to understand the straight men around you, [...]

this week in “The Cleanse”: Why My Mom Won’t March

By Lydia Shiel, Staff Columnist I come from a place where people are Methodist if they aren’t Southern Baptist. The wealthy kids aren’t actually wealthy: their dads are [...]

What The Aziz Ansari Case Tells Us About Rape Culture

By Olivia Neal, Content and Style Editor Since the news broke about Aziz Ansari’s sexual assault allegations, people throughout social media have had a hard time talking [...]

For The Men Who Want Our Forgiveness.

By Olivia Neal, Content and Style Editor  This is a letter to all of the men who have apologized for abhorrent behavior [...]

“Keep Your Eyes on Hellerstedt”

NARAL Editorial Piece by Justine Schnitzler—NARAL Campus Representative, UNC-Chapel Hill   In 1973, Roe v. Wade legally consecrated a guaranteed right to [...]

Siren Zine 2016: Self-Care

How do you take care of yourself in a world that tells you not to? How do you heal after trauma, revitalize yourself, and fight back? To answer these questions for ourselves, [...]