Christine Kelley is The Statesman’s opinions editor and a senior journalism major. She also holds an Associate’s degree in Creative Writing. When she’s not editing The Statesman’s op-eds, Christine blogs about Hobbits and geography at Eruditorum Press.
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#OPINION: If I didn’t embrace my queerness, polyamory and leftist politics, I’d be lost. But I need that Southern past to ground me as well. That’s roughly what community does; it bridges your past and your present.
#OPINION: The Feb. 3 derailment of a Norfolk Southern freight train was a disaster in itself. Local authorities’ decision to burn a few of the cars — releasing deadly vinyl chloride into the atmosphere — is nothing short of a climate crisis, facilitated by capitalist greed and governmental stupidity.
It is Oct. 23, 2022. I am crying outside Castle Clinton because in a way, this is where I was born. I have never been to Battery Park in my life. But a part was here long ago: 139 years and two weeks earlier.
#OPINION: Abortion rights in America are taking a nosedive. In the month since Roe v. Wade’s defeat, states have put abortion on the ballot. Eleven states bar even rape and incest victims from getting abortions.