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Mara Bender

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Mara is a swimmer and writer by nature. This year, you'll find her reading, writing, swimming and studying in Montreal, Quebec. She drinks unhealthy amounts of caffeine and is the annoying friend who always starts political discussions.

7 Awesome Podcasts To Kick Off The School Year

I love podcasts. I listen to them regularly, while cooking, commuting...

Why Americans Need To Worry More About Gun Control

On June 14, 2017, five people were shot wounded by a...

5 Of The Most Groundbreaking Rap Albums You Need To Listen To

2016 was a huge year for rap; we saw To Pimp...

What You Need To Know About Political Correctness

Political Correctness (PC) is hard to define. Especially with the rising...

What You Need to Know About Trump’s Energy Plan

There has been much speculation on how Trump will approach environmental...

Science Is Sexist: Why It’s A Lot Harder To Be A Woman In This Field

Looking around my fourth-year quantum physics class, I counted how many...

It’s About Damn Time We Change The Way We Talk About Privilege

Talking about privilege is hard. After all, how can anyone else...

Why You Need To Be The Woman Who Empowers Other Women

“Empowered women empower women," as the saying goes. This has always...

The Reality Of Returning To The Town That You Left Behind

Coming home for Canadian Thanksgiving always leaves me feeling kind of...

Why You Need To Stop Complaining About The Election And Take Action

It’s election season, and the debates are really starting to heat...