Kshithija KJ Mulam
Sitting at a rickety white table in Joe with her white earbuds in and her red hair falling over her face as she pores over a neatly organized but well-used notebook, Silvie Schlein looks like any other Barnard student. But Silvie wouldn’t spend her day migrating through campus attending classes, racing to club meetings, and tackling piles of homework in Butler Library. Instead, after attending Introduction to African History in the Diana Center, Silvie leaves the boundaries of Morningside Heights and heads to her home downtown. There, she resumes her day-to-day as a homeschooled high school senior: studying for AP exams, taking online classes, and writing college applications....
By Rya Inman, Cherrie Zheng, Elza Bouhassira, Katherine Gerberich, Natalie Guerra, and Kshithija KJ Mulam
In the midst of the #MeToo movement, when new allegations of sexual harassment regularly make national headlines, the Women’s March on New York City brought more than 200,000 people of all ages to the Upper West Side. Held on the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s election, people took to the streets to call for change in the White House as well as in their day-to-day lives....