Kendyl Kearly
Journalism and English student at the University of Missouri. Enthusiast of Diet Coke, sarcastic quips and 19th century British literature. Falls down a lot.

I Don't Remember September 11

Everyone my age seems to have the same story about how they remember Sept. 11. They all seem to have this sharp memory of a teacher announcing what had happened to the class, a recollection of faded news reports and parents calling in the middle of t…
By Kendyl Kearly

Republicans Invented An Odd New Word

The way language can worm its way into our national dialogue is a curious thing. The constant communication of the Internet creates new jargon and slang, whether expressed through a Tumblr post or a hashtag. The newest trending word, "cuckservative,"…
By Kendyl Kearly

Who Is Raffi Freedman-Gurspan?

Activists from the LGBTQ community have praised the Obama administration for being forward-thinking in terms of gay civil rights, and they have another cause for celebration as Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, the first openly transgender White House official…
By Kendyl Kearly

Solving Harassment Won't Happen With This Plan

In another victim-blaming win for the patriarchy, Missouri lawmakers suggested fighting harassment with intern dress codes. Several Missouri state legislators have faced scrutiny for sexually harassing statehouse interns, and the immediate response o…
By Kendyl Kearly

The Best Aspects Of John Oliver's Church Website

John Oliver has made a name for himself by taking typically boring-but-important issues and making viewers aware of them in an entertaining way. He's attacked everything from beauty pageants to Americans' high sugar intake to the crumbling prison sys…
By Kendyl Kearly

Who Is The Most Moderate Republican Candidate?

This election must be hard so far to watch if you're a Republican with common sense and an appreciation for social issues. You might be a fiscal conservative, but see a clown car of candidates clamoring for your attention and consider voting toward a…
By Kendyl Kearly

8 Tattoos Hillary Clinton Supporters Would Love

Politics, with the ever-changing stream of new issues, candidates, and policies, are not conducive to tattoos. Even a relatively permanent institution, such as the Democratic Party or the Supreme Court, might shift so much in 10 years that you no lon…
By Kendyl Kearly

15 Cities Where You Can Avoid Glenn Beck

Look, I try to avoid Glenn Beck as much as possible. I don't listen to his radio show. I refrain from reading his wildly offensive comments. If I saw him on the street, I might even turn around and head in the opposite direction. Fortunately, staying…
By Kendyl Kearly

7 Face-Palm Moments From Trump's NYT Interview

Donald Trump knew what he was getting into when he agreed to do an interview with The New York Times. He knew that no one would toss him easy questions. No one would paint him as a hero or agree to "forget" his most embarrassing or offensive quotes. …
By Kendyl Kearly

2016 Candidates Went To A Fair & Did Weird Things

The state fair is all about riding the Ferris wheel and the scrambler (according to my childhood memories, at least). It's about eating funnel cake and paying too much money in an attempt to win cheap teddy bears. However, these days, it's also about…
By Kendyl Kearly

Donald Trump's Jury Duty Isn't An Accident

Look, the American legal system often fails, but it's still a respected part of the nation's history. Unfortunately, a certain someone has been added to the mix, which is not — repeat, not — going to do much for the system's credibility. Oh, yes: Don…
By Kendyl Kearly

7 Ridiculous Jeb Bush Quotes That Aren't Funny

Politicians aren't known for being especially funny. However, they are easy to make fun of, so they often get invited to appear on late night talk shows. Since signing off from The Colbert Report in December, Stephen Colbert has had months to prepare…
By Kendyl Kearly

Donald Trump's New Campaign Video Is Hypocritical

I'm sure Donald Trump works very hard. It must take a lot of labor to judge women's bodies in beauty pageants and get his hair standing like that every day. However, Trump seems to think that he works much harder than the President of the United Stat…
By Kendyl Kearly

14 Quotes On Feminism From Just Last Week

The conversation about feminism is a continuing one. I doubt we'll ever be finished talking about the injustices that plague women all over the world and it's pretty fantastic that powerful women continue to come out as feminists and speak truth to t…
By Kendyl Kearly

8 Figures Who Are Fighting For Transgender Rights

Much progress has been made for equality in 2015, but the controversial issue of transgender rights often takes a back seat to other LGBTQ causes. However, a few key public figures have been working to fight for transgender rights, combat stereotypes…
By Kendyl Kearly

8 Suggestions For The Jefferson-Jackson Dinners

They've been a tradition for decades, but sometimes, tradition has to make way for progress. The Jefferson-Jackson Day dinners, which hold the surnames of two respected early presidents, serve as a way for the Democrats to fundraise and bring attenti…
By Kendyl Kearly

8 Awesome Stephen Colbert Quotes On Donald Trump

Stephen Colbert has spent much of his career poking fun of American politics, and now that the country is facing one of its most comical elections in recent decades, he clearly misses having his own nightly television show to comment on it. On Monday…
By Kendyl Kearly

You Will Love The New Snapchat Update

As tech companies push the boundaries of their products, the lives of consumers become easier and easier. You can now view 10 seconds of city life, politicians, and friends with more interesting lives than yours much more easily. On Monday, Snapchat …
By Kendyl Kearly

Here's How Hillary Wants To Fix Student Debt

Education has certainly been a focal point in Hillary's Clinton campaign thus far. After emphasizing the need to give middle and working class families access to pre-kindergarten education, Clinton unveiled her higher education and student debt plan …
By Kendyl Kearly

Hillary Clinton Finally Got A Snapchat!

Along with selfies, tourist locations, and girls' nights out, many of your favorite politicians are now visible on Snapchat. And yes, the queen of millennials and social media, Hillary Clinton, has finally gotten a Snapchat as of Monday morning. Alth…
By Kendyl Kearly