March 24, 2018 was my 15th birthday and I am happy to say that I was able to spend it with my friends fighting for something important. I joined millions of people across the city, nation and world to march in protest of the recent school shootings at the March for Our Lives. Our march in Memphis began at Clayborn Temple and ended at the Civil Rights Museum, where we heard from local teenagers about their own experiences with gun violence and how guns have directly affected them.
On Feb. 16, 2018 the newest Marvel movie, “Black Panther,” was released. The movie has been a success, not only for it’s great cast and story, but also because of the cultural importance it holds for our generation. Jennifer Ruffin praises the film’s ability to do what no movie has before.
In early January, H&M released a hoodie, without considering the context behind the words. The hoodie’s graphic sparked an uproar of disapproval. But, maybe it was a mistake taken too far because of hypersensitivity. Read to find out.