The Shutdown from a Hospitality Worker’s Perspective

Photo by Claire Grant Ashland is a hospitality town. With the Oregon Shakespeare festival bringing thousands of tourists in and out of this small town every year, we have developed an astounding infrastructure to support the tourism that keeps Ashland’s…

How to Navigate Thanksgiving After a Chaotic Year

Photo by VeselovaElena from Getty Images 2020 has been an eventful year for the entire world. With a pandemic that has upended lives, an election that showed the true colors of many people, and events that sparked social justice across…

TikTok and Censoring: Should They Be Doing More?

Photo ©TikTok Trigger warning: self-harming, eating disorders, personal hygiene and slut-shaming. I have spent more hours of COVID-19 quarantine than I’d like to admit on the social media app TikTok.  Similar to Vine, TikTok users post videos that range from…