OPINION


Fourth-year journalism graphics major Meghan Holt poses for a photo April 16 in the Art and Journalism building. Mya Cataline, DN
Fourth-year journalism graphics major Meghan Holt poses for a photo April 16 in the Art and Journalism building. Mya Cataline, DN

Grad Edition 5/3/2024, 10:00am

Anti-transgender legislation makes me feel like an outsider in my home state

If lawmakers want college graduates to stay in Indiana, they should create policies that positively reflect the increasingly gender-diverse population.

I still have a deep love for Indiana. It’s not quite where I was born (that honor goes to Aurora, Illinois), but it’s where I was raised. I’m a Hoosier at heart. At least I like to think I am. But I’m not so sure anymore.


LGBTQ+ 4/20/2024, 10:00am

The gender binary withholds the actuality of nonbinary identities

There’s been a crippling weight on my shoulders for as long as I can remember. It wears me down and diminishes me. It conforms and restricts me to be something I’m not. When I was younger, I learned to escape this weight by changing different parts of my identity. As a five-year-old, I told my family to call me Tom — and no longer refer to me as Trinity — because I was a “tomboy.”


3/3/2024, 10:00am

The art of experiencing memories through music

They introduced themselves sliding into the backseat of my car, shooting me a single glance. “Cool With You” by Hers was blasting on my car's speakers. They were quiet the whole time we were at dinner but loud in our first text messages after I dropped them back off at their dorm.


2/4/2024, 10:00am

We have the right to strike

If the government is for the people and by the people, then it should be ensuring the working class has strong, secure rights. Workers deserve the right to a clear path for joining unions, promoting negotiations and taking part in collective bargaining.