Ten years ago, 16-year-old Kalief Browder was a New York teen arrested and accused of stealing a backpack in the Bronx; today, it’s been just over five years since he took his own life.

The story of Kalief Browder is one of both great injustices and remarkable courage. Unable to make bail after his arrest, Browder remained locked in Rikers Island, one of America’s toughest prisons, while he awaited trial for three years — two of which he spent in solitary confinement. Despite Rikers…

Grimes’ (now deleted) response to Elon Musk’s Tweet

Words hold immense power. A statement that in late July, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk found to be true when his tweet of two simple words sparked outrage amongst many — including his partner and youngest baby’s mother.

After tweeting “pronouns suck,” Musk’s partner and mother to his youngest…

Imagine this: a simple gag-sign you made requesting beer money from patrons and viewers of ESPN’s “College GameDay” has gone viral, leading to over one million dollars in donations. After buying a single beer case, you donate the remaining money to Stead Family Children’s Hospital. This act of kindness then…

Lis Storgaard

Communications and digital media studies student. Dog mom.

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