Weekly Clicks Vol. 6

Jennifer Nnamani, a featured eco-fashion designer.

Today is Monday i.e. everyone’s least favorite day of the week. If you’re one of the lucky ones, you could be relaxing and in a Winter Break daze, unaware which day of the week it even is. Regardless, 2016 so far has been a busy year of news, so you don’t want to get left behind.

If you haven’t checked your phone yet or literally any news headline (or maybe you’re living under a rock), iconic David Bowie died today at age 69 of cancer. Looking back on his life in the spotlight, he did much more than create influential music and was admired for his radical approach to beauty.

Everyone is obsessing over Making A Murderer, a Netflix Original series. If you haven’t watched it, start your television binge tonight. The show has left us all confused, unsure, yet definitively angry with the continued gross abuse of power within the justice system.

Eco-friendly designer Jennifer Nnamani fuses fashion with ethical responsibility.

As most Vassar students are already aware, our college banned the sale of plastic bottled water not too long ago. However, San Francisco took it a step farther and became the first city in the U.S. to ban plastic bottled water as well. We’d pick glass bottles over plastic any day with environmental advantages like these.

Take a break from the chaos and listen to some music. We’re falling in love with Abra this week and so should you.

Is this week’s Powerball jackpot worth going out and buying a ticket for? When a near record-breaking 1.3 Billion dollars is on the line, most Americans are lining up.

El Chapo has finally been recaptured by Mexican officials and will be extradited to the United States. However, Sean Penn’s secret interview shows a new public perspective into El Chapo’s life and involvement in an international drug cartel.

Here are some Queer and Feminist books to add to a never-ending to do list. Make some time in your routine for some self-care and love with these reads.

Sound system for your vagina? Now a baby can begin listening up close and personal to Mozart while still in the womb.

Obama got teary-eyed over gun-control last week and issued executive order for the enforcing of gun regulations and less about law expansion. However, why all the upheaval? Of course it has something to do with white terror. Here’s a history of racial discrimination in the U.S. via gun control regulations.

Is women’s “viagra” really a step for equal rights or is it just a way to co-opt feminism in order for big businesses and pharmaceuticals to cash in? I don’t know about you, but medicalizing sex makes me uncomfortable. Oh, and get this, its nickname is the “little pink pill” — that about sums up womanhood for me!

Enjoy your weeks, play lots of simulated animal games on your phones, and read the books on your syllabi that you never got around to during the semester.

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