Courtney Deeren

Courtney Deeren
Managing Editor

Staff Member since: Fall 2018
Major: English, Creative Writing
Interests: Reading, writing, cooking, and hiking
Personal Quote: "Better an oops than a what if."


                                                                         Articles by Courtney Deeren:  

  • Lizzo faces controversy over lyrics in hit song

    Fans have touted Billboard topping pop star Lizzo for her body positivity and feminist messages within her music. What those fans may not know about is Lizzo, whose real name is Melissa Viviane Jefferson, is that she has been in quite a bit of legal trouble throughout her short career. 

  • Paris train station in flames after protest

    Nearly a year after the Notre Dame fire, Paris has experienced another inferno in response to a concert given by Congolese singer, Fally Ipupa. 

  • Lift Bridge struggles to stay afloat

    For Village of Brockport residents and anyone visiting, Lift Bridge Book Shop is a pillar figure in the community. When driving down Main Street, it's hard not to notice the building — a large mural painted above the shop draws the eyes of anyone passing through. Although the bookstore has been part of the Brockport community for 48 years, the recent rise of digital and big box booksellers has led to a bit of conflict for Lift Bridge. 

  • "Parasite" breaks mold with Oscars victory

     The South Korean movie, "Parasite," made history this year when it won four Oscars, including best picture. It was the first non-English speaking film to win the Academy's most prestigious award. 

  • Dwyane Wade introduces daughter Zaya

    Former NBA player Dwyane Wade and wife Gabrielle Union have recently shared their support for their 12-yearold daughter, Zaya, who has come out as transgender. Wade first confirmed Zaya's identity on The Ellen Degeneres Show after receiving Zaya's permission and support to talk about the family's journey through this new territory. 

  • Finland announces progressive parental leave policy

    Finland made headlines in 2019 as the world's happiest country. According to the World Economic Forum, it wasn't the first time Finland had won and this report saw four Nordic countries topping the list. Now, Finland is making headlines yet again for another quality of life improvement. 

  • Q & A with Senate candidate: Tyler Mackey

    Tyler Mackey is one of the six candidates running for a 2020-21 BSG Senate seat.

  • Victoria's Secret faces backlash for discrimination

    A little over a year after Victoria's Secret chief marketing officer, Ed Razek made headlines for explaining to Vogue why they would never have plus sized or transgender models, the women's line has made news yet again. 

  • FOX refuses to show anti-speciesist PETA Super Bowl advertisement

    Super bowl LIV saw an array of commercials from the usual brands. But one advertisement that didn't make it this year was People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' (PETA). 

  • PR, Turkey recovering from massive earthquakes

    Puerto Rico — a country still affected by the trauma left behind from 2017's hurricane Maria is facing down its second disaster in three years. The first quake hit in December, then the island was rocked by a magnitude 5.9 quake in early January. Since then the rumbling hasn't seemed to be letting up. 

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