Lindsay Novis
Lindsay Novis

Writer, runner and recovering dancer. Formerly at the Clinton Global Initiative and the Senate Finance Committee. Lover of all things active and outdoors.

Jan. 16, 2013

Beasts Of the Southern Wild Oscar Chances: Film Should Win Best Picture

Nominated for four Academy Awards, 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' is the best movie of the year. The film is unlike anything to ever grace the big screen.

Oct. 23, 2012

Obama (Barely) Wins Final Presidential Debate: Live Blog

Presidential candidates face off on foreign policy topics in the final debate, tonight starting at 9pm.
Oct. 12, 2012

Malarkey! Joe Biden Wins the VP Debate 2012 Hands Down

Follow along live for the latest updates at the vice presidential debate.
Sept. 15, 2012

8 Reasons Bill Clinton is the Coolest President of All Time

An eclectic list of past and present, serious and not-so-serious Bill Clinton cool.
June 29, 2012

Hillary Clinton For President 2016: Why She'll Be Around For a While

Clinton is finally at ease with herself, and America is loving it. So, after she leaves the State Department, what is she going to do next?
June 26, 2012

Beasts of the Southern Wild: Review of a Poetic Feat Not to be Missed

This whimsical glimpse into a community facing natural catastrophes in the bayou South from the perspective of a 6-year-old girl won’t be quite like anything you've seen, and that's it's charm.

June 25, 2012

Supreme Court Montana Citizens United Decision: SCOTUS Extends Super PAC Law to States

Montana's bold step in overturning the Supreme Court’s 2003 decision in Citizens United should inspire other states to follow the rebellious move to protect the integrity of the election process.
May 12, 2012

Rape Capital of America Story Reflects a Larger College Binge Party Problem

The majority of the rape cases have been brought by students at the University of Montana surely point to something that's inherently out of line in America's undergraduate party culture.
May 4, 2012

George Clooney's Activism in Sudan Recasts the Stereotype of Selfish Movie Stars

George Clooney has chosen to use his celebrity for good and become a global activist. His work around the work is commendable, and has started to reverse the selfish stereotype of movie stars.
April 16, 2012

Hillary Clinton for 2016? Look to Her Legacy as Secretary of State

Hillary Clinton is without a doubt the coolest woman in American politics. But it's a distinction she's earned through hard work and her efforts at the Dept. of State.
April 11, 2012

Millenials Waste Too Much Time Online

Millenials have endless options to absorb media and to share personal information online, which in turn means that we spend too much of our precious time sitting in front of a computer screen.

March 21, 2012

6 Reasons You Should Study Abroad in College

During the spring of my junior year, I studied abroad in Tunisia, and what followed was the most enriching and intellectually stimulating semester of my life. Here's why you should do the same.
March 2, 2012

Blunt Amendment Shows Republicans Will Use Women's Basic Health Rights for Cheap Political Gain

In a tight 51-48 vote, the Senate blocked the Republican-backed Blunt Amendment Thursday afternoon. Congress should stop using women’s health to score political points.
Feb. 25, 2012

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Youth Engagement Speech in Tunis Met With Skepticism, Mistrust by Tunisian Millennials

Tunisian students' responses to Hillary Clinton's address show high level of dissatisfaction with U.S. policy in the Middle East.
Feb. 19, 2012

Ana Tijoux, Rebel Diaz and the Top Political Hip-Hop Artists You Should be Listening To

Staying true to it's resistance roots, these six artists are keeping hip-hop alive with their passionate messages of resistance.
Feb. 14, 2012

Young Tunisian Democracy Faces First Freedom of Expression Fight After 'Persepolis' Protests

The newly-elected Tunisian government needs to make a strong proclamation that it will protect the right to freedom of expression.

Feb. 13, 2012

Arab League Calls For Joint UN Peacekeeping Mission in Syria to Curb Assad Crackdown

After the Security Council’s failed attempt to thwart violence in Syria, the General Assembly should support the Arab League’s peacekeeping mission in order to prevent further chaos.
Jan. 24, 2012

Angelina Jolie Depicts Rape and Abuse of Women in War in 'In the Land of Blood and Honey'

'In the Land of Blood and Honey' is memorable not only for its graphic depictions of war, but also its strong display of the abuse of women in war and its argument for humanitarian intervention.
Jan. 20, 2012

Saudi Arabian "Lingerie Law" Allows Saudi Women New Job Freedoms

This law does much more than allow more women into the workforce, it effectively gives women more freedom which may ultimately lead to further advancements towards equality.