The Kavanaugh Hearing: Who to Believe

Photo from The Weekly Standard “I am here today not because I want to be: I am terrified.” This is how Dr. Christine Blasey Ford vulnerably opened up her testimony against Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Ford claims that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a house party when she was just 15 years old,…

The Case for a Different Kind of Gay Story

  Recently, there have been several movies centered around homosexuality and homosexual relationships that have been great successes. Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins, received critical praise for portraying the difficulties faced by an African-American gay man in a culture that rejects homosexuality. Similarly, Love, Simon was released to both commercial and critical success, as it…

Breaking Down my Favorite Scene in Breaking Bad

I have plenty of praise to go around for the critically acclaimed television series Breaking Bad, and every last of my complements is undeniably well-deserved. These praises include, and are not limited to, the series’ incredible attention to detail, the gripping performances of the cast and crew, and the expertly executed morbid comedy. However, at…

Opinion: A protest against today’s protest

This guest column is written by Trevor Tisdale, a junior studying political science.  Editor’s Note: Speakeasy has chosen to publish this opinion piece on behalf of its relevance, rather than its content. Our publication strives to serve as an open platform for students to voice their opinions on any matter that they feel passionate about. If…