The Odyssey Online

I wrote articles for the University of Iowa team at The Odyssey Online from October 2015 to July 2018. These weekly 500-word articles on current events and pop culture generated over 20,000 page views and 3,000 social media engagements over a three-year period.

The following is a selection of my articles, organized by theme.

Pop Culture and Reviews

Sesame Street Greets Autistic Muppet” – published April 3, 2017

The Nightmare Before Christmas And Cultural Appropriation” – published October 31, 2016

An Outsider’s Review Of Suicide Squad” – published August 16, 2016

How Pixar’s Piper Took Me Back To Wrightsville Beach” – published July 12, 2016

Politics and Social Justice

There’s Nothing Surprising About The Vocal Activism Of Parkland’s Teenagers” – published March 7, 2018

Listen, There Is A Difference Between Talking To Women And Sexual Harassment” – published December 10, 2017

We Need To Save The People, Not The ‘Ta-Tas’” – published October 1, 2017

Should Liberal TV Hosts Open Their Shows To Conservative Speakers?” – published December 5, 2016

Judaism

Chanukah And How Gentiles Infantilize Judaism” – published January 3, 2018

Why I Got Emotional In The Kosher Aisle At Winn-Dixie” – published June 27, 2017

Top 10 Things Jewish 20-Somethings Are Tired Of Hearing” – published March 8, 2017

6 Simple Ways To Characterize Jewish People In TV Shows” – published November 8, 2016

Writing About Writing

Writing Advice: The Key To A Great Villain” – published June 6, 2018

This Young Writer Just Wants To Make People Smile” – published May 6, 2018

How My Parents Made Me A Writer” – published March 2, 2016

Writing Tip: Steal Bicycles” – published December 28, 2015

List Articles

80 Ways To Say ‘I Love You’” – published February 15, 2018

The ABCs Of Walt Disney World” – published July 5, 2017

12 Amazing Broadway Act One Finales” – published May 22, 2017

Twelve Pictures Of Baby Elephants To Cheer You Up Today” – published September 18, 2016

Miscellaneous

Making The Best Of Any Situation With The Chicken Man Philosophy” – published November 19, 2017

6 Steps To Writing A Terrific Thank-You Note” – published October 22, 2017

Hey You, Teasing Is The LOWEST Form Of Humor” – published September 5, 2017

What Is Demisexuality?” – published June 14, 2016