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Coven S7E4: Fake Feminism & Controversies

  Welcome back, witches, to another episode of the Coven! Bubbling in the cauldron this week is fake feminism! Join us as we dive into learning what fake feminism is, and why it's so harmful to the feminist movement. Tune in as we talk about the Mandolorian armor controversy and new updates from Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's messy divorce on this new episode of the Coven! Hosts: Shwetha Sundarrajan & Sam Shipe Edited by: Shwetha Sundarrajan Graphic by: Shwetha Sundarrajan


Shwetha Sundarrajan writes down misspellings of her name Nov. 3, 2020, in the photojournalism studio. Throughout Sundarrajan’s life, her name has been misspelled and misspoken. Jacob Musselman, DN Illustration
OPINION

This is the Shwe: Say my name

If you’re someone who has a “unique” name, you probably know the mortal embarrassment of roll call on the first day of school. I grew up memorizing my place in the roll call list, and the moment the teacher would falter, I knew my time had come.


NEWS

CovenS7E1 - Validating Femininity in Athletics

Welcome back, witches, to another season of the Coven! Bubbling in the cauldron this week is the controversy engulfing the World Athletics Association and South African Olympic runner, Caster Semenya. Semenya has a condition called Hyperandrogenism which causes higher levels of testosterone. This has caused raised questions surrounding gender identity and regulations surrounding athletes with sex development disorders. What makes a woman a woman? How is this justified through science or societal means? Find out all this and more in this week's episode of The Coven! 


OPINION

This is the Shwe: Screw the Charmin Ultra Strong Bears, use a bidet

The Charmin Ultra Strong Bears are trending. Toilet-paper-obsessed Americans have been brawling it out for that incredibly soft, 2-ply toilet paper in Walmart aisles amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Toilet paper has become more of a valuable commodity than gold with people having meltdowns over the very prospect of not having a lifelong supply of toilet paper stocked up in their households.


NEWS

The Coven S6E5- Representation in the Super Bowl

  Welcome back to another episode of The Coven! Brewing in the cauldron this week is representation in the Super Bowl. How well did it include minorities in its airing this year? How did it compare to the past airings? What could it have done better to represent minorities? Get answers to all this and more, in this week's episode of The Coven! Hosts: Ashley Curry and Shwetha Sundarrajan Edited by: Blake Chapman  Thumbnail by: Malia Hutton


ENTERTAINMENT

The Coven and Input2- The Oscar Nominations 2020

Welcome to a new season of The Coven AND Input2! This week we are hosting a crossover episode to discuss the newly released Oscar nominations and how they are creating controversy in the masses this year. How do these nominations encourage issues of patriarchy and racism? Do all of these nominations deserve their placings? Were there other movies that were overshadowed and deserved a nomination? Find this out and more in this week's episode of The Coven and Input2!  Hosted by: Ashley Curry, Tanner Kinney, and Shwetha Sundarrajan Edited by: Kellyn Harrison Graphic by: Katherine Simon


NEWS

How It's Played S4E6 - Blizzard Gets in Hot Water

Welcome to this week's episode of How It's Played! This week, we'll be discussing the recent controversy surrounding Blizzard's banning of one of their pro Hearthstone players. Did Blizzard ban the player because of China's influence? Was Blizzard just in applying the rules in this case? Find out all of this and more on this week's episode of How It's Played!


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