Author Archives: Savannah Martincic

Student Voters: Suppressed and Disenfranchised

BY SAVANNAH MARTINCIC, CONTRIBUTOR As the country draws nearer to the 2020 election and passes through a scattering of state elections, the issue of across-the-board attacks on voting rights for college students is becoming central to the political conversation.  2018…

America Needs to Fix its Broken Mental Healthcare System

BY SAVANNAH MARTINCIC In the wake of years of mass shootings, mental illness has become a frequent topic of discussion. However, mental health care in America remains a system that does not meet the needs of some 47.6 million people…

Menstruation Stigma Has to End. Period.

BY SAVANNAH MARTINCIC, CONTRIBUTOR In Kenya, a 14-year-old girl started her period for the first time in the middle of a school day. Later that day, she killed herself.  The Daily Nation, a local newspaper, reported that on Sept. 6…

Dear NRA, Keep Your Hands Off Our Politics

BY SAVANNAH MARTINCIC, STAFF WRITER  In the 24 hours between Aug. 3 and Aug. 4, 29 people were killed and 53 were injured by firearm-wielding home-grown terrorists.  The Gun Violence Archive (GVA) defines a mass shooting as any incident in…

Is America Ready for a Female President?

BY SAVANNAH MARTINCIC, STAFF WRITER Two candidates were poised behind their podiums on the 2016 debate stage. It should not have mattered what gender each candidate identified as, but for many Americans it did. Policies and beliefs, it seemed, were…