Avantika Krishna
Avantika Krishna

Avantika, a graduating Trinity University, is Studying Political Science and Human Communication. A feminist, a human rights activist, and an advocate for youth activism in politics and social issues, Avantika contributes her time to various initiatives around her community and university. Follow her on Twitter @itsavantika and reach out to her for any opportunities (or really anything else!).

April 11, 2013

4 Absurd Statistics About College ... and 1 Thing You Probably Already Knew

Fun fact: More than 10% of people want their college experience to resemble that of Elle Woods in "Legally Blonde." Here are other surprising things you probably didn't know about college.

Jan. 10, 2013

9 Reasons Unpaid Internships Are Worth It

With internships rising in the past four years, the debate often focuses on whether or not unpaid internships are worth all the trouble they cause. Here are 9 reasons why it is worth it.
Nov. 28, 2012

10 Best Anderson Cooper Tweets of All Time: 10 of the 14,000 Reasons Why We Love Him

14,000 tweets later, here are some of Anderson Cooper's best tweets that showcase why our generation loves him so much.
Nov. 24, 2012

Black Friday 2012: The Origins of Black Friday, And How It Went From a Negative Thing to a Positive One

Black Friday got a bad name in the 1960s. But in the 1980s, retailers put a positive spin on it.
Nov. 6, 2012

Latest Presidential Polls: Obama Will Win Because of Intrade Predictions and the First Lady Bake Off

Five wacky predictions have a history of accurately determining who will win the presidential election. This year, all five of these indicators predicted a win for Obama.
Nov. 5, 2012

Latest Presidential Polls: Obama Will Win Because Alabama Football Defeated LSU, and Here is Why

There are a bunch of wacky sports election predictors out there. Here are three of the most interesting (and fun).

Sept. 12, 2012

What It Means To Be American: Further Reflections on 9/11 and American Values

What does it mean to be American? In the aftermath of 9/11, this question was frequently thrown around with no clear consensus.
Aug. 31, 2012

Freshman Year Survival Guide: 15 Tips for Your First Year of College

Welcome to college! Here are 15 ways to get through the first year with flying colors.
Aug. 3, 2012

Why Chick Fil A Supporters Deserve a Voice, Too

Having certain beliefs, morals, or values are meaningless when you do nothing to act on them. It is simply a farce.
July 20, 2012

Marissa Mayer Yahoo: Only 4% of Fortune 500 CEOs Are Women

Not being able to attain that “golden standard” because you had to sacrifice something –choosing family or work –– does not, by any measure, mean you are a failure.
June 28, 2012

Title IX Turns 40: Advances in Gender Equality Still Need to be Made

In the past 40 years, America has made tremendous progress in terms of gender equality, but as with any social movement we have a long way to go.

June 25, 2012

Anne-Marie Slaughter is Right: Women Still Cannot Have it All

The accomplished political science professor presents a grim case for women.
June 9, 2012

Women in Politics: America Needs Female Moderators at the 2012 Presidential Debates

Maddow and Van Susteren, as well as Christiane Amanpour, Candy Crowley or Katie Couric, would be qualified candidates to be the first female moderator of a presidential debate in over 20 years.
May 22, 2012

Paralyzed by Choice: Why the Facebook Generation Can't Make Up Its Mind

In this age of non-stop information and over stimulation, millennials become paralyzed by choice. As a generation, how do we get beyond that?
April 6, 2012

Invisible Children Uses Kony 2012 Part II to Fix Mistakes of First Video

Kony I was never supposed to be interpreted as an in-depth assessment of the situation in Central Africa.
March 24, 2012

Bill Maher Says Stop Apologizing and Keep Offending: Why Political Correctness Matters

Essentially Maher, who is known for his colorful comments, argues for forgoing political correct – and that is where I don’t agree.

March 15, 2012

In Defense of Kony 2012 and the Work of Invisible Children

If IC didn’t believe and commit to its in model, it wouldn’t try to so openly answer questions from its audience, which are so prominently displayed on its website.
March 9, 2012

Kony 2012 is No Scam: Understand the Facts Before You Criticize Invisible Children

I worked with Invisible Children, and the criticisms of the group over Kony 2012 are unfounded.
March 2, 2012

Snooki Pregnancy Underlines Millennial Trend of Unwed Births

The rise in pregnancies among unmarried millennial couples is alarming because of the other trends that are associated with it.
Feb. 29, 2012

Rihanna's "Birthday Cake" Remix with Chris Brown Trivializes the Issue of Domestic Abuse

Rihanna’s collaboration with Chris Brown serves as a slap to her fans everywhere because of the sexually-charged nature of the song and the wrong message it sends to her fans.