Mariel Cariker is a recent graduate of Boston University, where she studied journalism and women's, gender and sexuality studies. She loves slam poetry, New York bagels and Lorde. Can probably be found crafting in public.
Mariel CarikerIn the wake of the Trump Administration's controversial zero-tolerance border policy, which notably separated children from their parents at the border, members of the public have started taking justi...Continue reading
Mariel CarikerIt seems like a lot of popular TV shows these days are either dramatic, stressful, gory or a mix of all three. I love "Westworld" and true crime documentaries as much as the next person, but sometimes...Continue reading
Mariel CarikerGoing meat-free has a lot of perks. Being vegetarian or vegan is good for your health, good for the environment and can save you money. But if you have dietary restrictions or allergies, it can be har...Continue reading
Mariel CarikerMore women than ever are taking the initiative to open their own businesses. The number of women-owned businesses in the U.S. increased by 45 percent in less than a decade. Women have overcome sexism ...Continue reading
Mariel CarikerIn a big change for an iconic pageant, Miss America will no longer feature a swimsuit portion. Gretchen Carlson, 1989 Miss America winner and chairwoman of the Miss America board of directors, announc...Continue reading
Mariel CarikerHappy Pride month! It's important to support queer artist year round, but there's no better time to listen to LGBTQ+ musicians than during June. This playlist is perfect for celebrating pride with fri...Continue reading
Mariel Cariker"Teen Vogue" undoubtably changed the game when it comes to political coverage in a teen magazine. Now, they continue to live up to their legacy, and are featuring young people running for office on th...Continue reading
Mariel CarikerSummer is the perfect time to go to the movies. You have extra free time to indulge in films and the movie theater is a great place to hide in the air conditioning on super hot days. But unlike most s...Continue reading
Mariel CarikerSummer is finally here! You pushed through final exams and projects and now you finally have a chance to relax for a bit (no homework, woohoo!) A lot of my best summers were be defined by the music I ...Continue reading
Mariel CarikerAfter decades of restrictive abortion laws in Ireland, exit polls show Irish citizens voted to repeal the eighth amendment and legalize abortion. People voting to repeal won in a landslide, with aroun...Continue reading
Mariel CarikerThis week, thousands of people are flying hundreds of thousands of miles home to Ireland to vote to legalize abortion. In Ireland, it's nearly impossible to get an abortion. People who want abortions ...Continue reading
Mariel CarikerIn the last two years, I've moved seven times. No joke. Between moving to new on-campus apartments every year, changing to summer housing each May, and going abroad for a semester, I haven't stayed in...Continue reading
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