Alexa Distefano: A Profile in Student Activism

Alexa Distefano: A Profile in Student Activism

And yet, Alexa has beat overwhelming odds to become who she is today. She didn’t grow up in a home that encouraged a sustainable lifestyle/behavior, or even one that displayed an awareness of such. She grew up in a household where mom struggled, and struggles, with addiction and mental health issues—nearly 20% of Americans live with a mental illness, and nearly 50% of all Americans will experience a mental health related issue in their lifetime (#endstigma)—and a father who was supportive of pretty much anything, even quitting

Hungry for Love: Love and Secrets in Alma Katsu’s ‘The Hunger’

Hungry for Love: Love and Secrets in Alma Katsu’s ‘The Hunger’

What is love? Among other questions, Alma Katsu’s horror novel ‘The Hunger’ deconstructs the concept. In world where everyone possesses the ability to choose to be monstrous, how do we choose right? More importantly, once we become monsters, is there redemption? One way to find out.