Alyssa Zavattero

  • May 28, 2017By Alyssa Zavattero

    The hit TV show ‘Law & Order SVU’ just wrapped up its 20th season with an episode that brought issues of immigration and Islamophobia in a two hour season finale. The show stars decorated and deeply compassionate detective, and now lieutenant, Olivia Benson played by Mariska Hargitay, and it teaches (receptive) viewers about issues of consent

  • May 23, 2017By Alyssa Zavattero

    I believe that art and its creator, the painter, writer, director, what have you, should never be completely separated; it is valuable to examine the background of the artist and how the artist’s experience, or lack thereof, influences the art created. To examine a piece of art without acknowledging the context of its creator is,

  • May 9, 2017By Alyssa Zavattero

    SPOILER ALERT: Dear White People, Season 1, Episode 2 As journalists, we are taught that news is an objective declaration of facts presented in an unbiased manner. Many journalists and publications subscribe to this philosophy, and Americans have bought into it. Although not all Americans agree on what news sources are objective (like Trump’s simple, pathetic attack on certain publications as “fake