Mary K’s Guide to Chicago Nightlife

Somehow, a few wild nights in Chicago captured on Snapchat have earned me the reputation of a party girl who knows the best nightlife in the city. Often, I feel like the cis Stefon when people ask where they should go out. I tell them, "Chicago's best rooftop bar is..." while curled up in bed … Continue reading Mary K’s Guide to Chicago Nightlife

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PSL Season: A Time to Check Yo Privilege and Stereotypes

Now that it's fall, it's officially the time for pumpkin spice everything, and with that comes an abundance of misused stereotypes. The term "basic white girl" annoys me year round, but the seasonal resurgence of privilege grinds my gears, and I gotta let it out. Urban Dictionary of a Basic White Girl: A female who … Continue reading PSL Season: A Time to Check Yo Privilege and Stereotypes

Disaster Relief Design Thinking Workshop: Hosted by Accenture & 1871

With the multitude of recent hurricanes and wildfires, it’s becoming clear that resources aren’t always efficiently allocated to those in need. With saturated news feeds, so much of technology’s potential is left untapped for emergency aid. I'm proud to work with Accenture, combining technology and brainpower to support disaster relief. On Tuesday, September 12, Accenture … Continue reading Disaster Relief Design Thinking Workshop: Hosted by Accenture & 1871

Social Media and Current Events: Are our opinions merely noise?

Social media has drastically changed the way we take in news. So much of our news is actually determined by our friends, including fake news. Maybe you haven't checked the news yet, but your friends have shared current events. A lot of people even choose to learn news from social media instead of checking directly. … Continue reading Social Media and Current Events: Are our opinions merely noise?