My name is Naya or Maya, but with an “N.” I am currently a first year and honestly, I did not express any interest in journalism until this past December. I have always wanted to go to law school or find a job in some type of social work and while looking for internships I realized that I don’t necessarily see myself in an office looking over a tedious amount of paperwork. I have always enjoyed writing and that is why I enjoy journalism. I want to become an on-the-scene reporter or a correspondent of some sort (maybe).
An on-campus news issue that intrigued me this past semester was how some sororities at Brandeis decided to not show support for the Safe Campus Act. This is very interesting because the sororities justified their reasoning for withdrawing their support. They believe that survivors of sexual assault should be given an array of options in case they do not want to report the assault to the police. However, is that in fact the actual reasoning behind this? Or does the greek life on campus want to reduce the chances of getting in trouble for serving alcohol to underaged students or participating in the assaults themselves?
An off-campus issue that I have been following for awhile relates to global warming and its impact on the environment and politics. NASA recently reported that 2015 was the hottest year in over 100 years. Yet, how can people still say that global warming does not exist? Why are people choosing to ignore the issue and act as if the ice caps are not melting rapidly? With all of the time and effort people spend into not believing in it, those resources can be used to help slow down global warming. In my opinion, it’s better to be safe than sorry.