Breathe Easy

Republicans still control the White House and will until at least 2020. There’s a conservative majority on the Supreme Court, and who knows how long that will last. Decades, at least, and for the next […]

Trumped-Up Trickle Down Hate Crimes

Last week, major politicians and liberal Democratic figures, all of them open critics of President Donald Trump or strong supporters of the Democratic Party, were mailed pipe bombs. A synagogue in Pittsburgh was viciously attacked […]

Stepping Through the Mire of MBS

A year ago, I was two things: the opinion editor for this newspaper, and not paying attention to Saudi Arabian affairs. The knowledge I had was from an article published in this section about a […]

What We Owe to The Good Place

Look, “The Office” is a great show. Jim and Pam are arguably the best TV couple of all time. But for the life of me I cannot grasp what joy can be drawn from endless […]

Voting Is Your Duty – Do It!

We’re a few weeks out from Election Day. For lots of folks, this might be a day that’s been circled on their calendar for the last two years. For others, it might be a chance […]

Neat Sheets Don’t Mean Neat Freak

For almost half of my life, I went to a summer camp in western Massachusetts. Every morning as a camper, we had to make our beds neatly before daily activities began. It was irksome and […]

John McCain Didn’t Kill Trump

When Barack Obama was running for president in 2008, my 10-year-old self was certain he was the most anti-McCain person in America. I had my Obama t-shirt, hat, and campaign buttons, unabashedly denouncing the Republican […]

Why You Should Be Watching Queer Eye

The days of blazing summer are mostly behind us, with them passes a season full of pop culture. These past few months contained multitudes, from the high highs of “Everything is Love” by Beyoncé and […]

Letter From the Editors

Our intention with this week’s issue of The Catalyst was to try, in whatever small way we could, to cast light on the hateful, shameful, violent, transphobic racist email that was sent to the campus […]