Em-URGE-ing Voices


Name & Pronouns: Margaret (she/her)

Favorite writer: Margaret Atwood and Noah Kahan
Hidden talent: Knowing what time it is without using a clock
Bio: Margaret is a 19 year old student majoring in History and hopes to go to law school after she graduates. She enjoys volunteering for her community and getting involved with campus organizations that promote reproductive justice and feminist ideas. In her free time, she loves analyzing pop culture, listening to music, and tries to stay up to date on the news.

Posts By: Margaret B

History may be a study of the past, but its importance lies in the present.

February is Black History Month, which means many people, organizations, and companies are highlighting Black voices and telling their stories. Depending on your perspective, this can manifest in different ways. For many people, this means taking a step back and amplifying Black perspectives or highlighting their stories. Classrooms, workplaces, and even businesses are spending extra time to, at the very least, acknowledge the impact of Black people in American history. As someone that is not Black, I can’t speak for their experiences, but I do know that expanding the space available for marginalized communities is a much overdue task but can have varying levels of success. For nearly the past 50 years, the United States has celebrated the contributions, stories, and resilience of Black people within our history. Highlighting the… Read more »

How Roe’s Non-Anniversary Looms Large Over the 2024 Election

Today has become known as the second Roe ‘nonanniversary’, commemorating the 2022 overturning of the landmark Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion on the federal level. However, in 2019, three years before Roe was even overturned, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled that the right to an abortion was to be enshrined in its constitution. Any anti-abortion laws would face serious obstacles, and federal rulings on abortion would not affect freedoms at a state level. The case, Hodes and Nasar v. Kansas, temporarily settled a contentious battle that Kansas had been fighting for decades.  Following the fall of Roe, legislators in other states were fervently pushing through restrictions and bans – many states even had trigger laws which would effectively ban abortions in most situations as soon as… Read more »