Friday, January 15, 2021
Same Storm, Different Boats: COVID-19 and Indigenous Communities
By Molly Dawe When the pandemic first began, many were quick to remark that we’re all in the same boat, that we’re all in this together. Though the intent of these notions may be in the right place, their impact surely isn’t. Saying that we are all in the same boat dismisses the...
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Do political polls have value? Or are they ‘useless’?
By Scott Mitchell Can polls accurately predict future outcomes of elections? Or are they meaningless numbers often disconnected from reality? The latter sentiment is often tied to conversations around the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The story goes that polls were showing Hillary Clinton as a near-certain victor, and so Donald Trump winning...
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Every (digital) breath you take, every Facebook post you make: Standing rock check-ins and police surveillance of protestors through social media
For many us, when you see that a friend has checked-in somewhere posted on Facebook, your eyes probably glaze over and you quickly skip past their Foursquare recommendation of a specific restaurant or coffee shop. But last fall, you may have noticed that a large number of your Facebook friends apparently went to...