HOST INTRO: When Ali Swenson thinks of memories with her dad, it usually takes her on a trip to the mountains. SWENSON: When I was little, my dad used to take my sister and me from our home in Seattle to the Cascade Mountains. He’d pull out boxes he made out of wood and chicken […]
HOST INTRO: For the first commentary in our new series, where reporters reflect on their personal stories, Maddy Foley tells us about her relationship with something she’s had her entire life. FOLEY: Tucked away in my desk is the first award I ever won. The circle of red construction paper is faded, now, where a […]
In the 1950s, when women would go to college to further their education, it was often said they had another plan too – to get what was referred to as their M.R.S. degree – they were there to find their future husbands. But that was then. What about now? As commentator Shandukani Mulaudzi found out, many in her family think she probably should have had that degree on her agenda too.
It’s been less than a year since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same sex marriage in all 50 states. That decision marked a major milestone for the LGBT community.
But as commentator Daniel Rostas argues, the country has a long way to go in terms of accepting its non-straight citizens.
Weddings are a time for ceremonies and for parties. They’re a time for bringing two families together. And when a wedding also means the marriage of two cultures, it’s a little trickier, as commentator Nina Agrawal has found out.