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SHIAVON’S JAWN: The art of not feeling good enough

SHIAVON’S JAWN: The art of not feeling good enough

Shiavon Chatman, Opinion Editor

March 20, 2020

A jawn. Pronounced jôn. Noun. A person, place, thing, or event that doesn’t need a specific name. An indescribable, but memorable entity. I’m Shiavon and this is Shiavon’s Jawn. (If these two words don’t rhyme, then you’re saying my name wrong.) Have you ever felt not good enough? I do...

SHIAVON’S JAWN: ‘Ready to Die’ or ‘Life After Death?’

SHIAVON’S JAWN: ‘Ready to Die’ or ‘Life After Death?’

Shiavon Chatman, Opinion Editor

March 15, 2020

A jawn. Pronounced jôn. Noun. A person, place, thing, or event that doesn’t need a specific name. An indescribable, but memorable entity. I’m Shiavon and this is Shiavon’s Jawn. (If these two words don’t rhyme, then you’re saying my name wrong.) I kept calling turning 24 my “Kobe yea...

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: So, the Oscars happened

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: So, the Oscars happened

Shiavon Chatman, Jannah Khalil, Brooke Uhlenhop, and Robbie Pierce

February 11, 2020

On this episode of Shiavon’s Jawn, staff writer Brooke Uhlenhop returns along with managing editor Jannah Khalil to discuss the Oscars with host and opinion editor Shiavon Chatman.    What’s the significance of “Parasite” winning so many awards? How do we feel about Natalie Portman’s snubb...

SHIAVON’S JAWN: How ‘Roots’ and a Langston Hughes poem changed my life

SHIAVON’S JAWN: How ‘Roots’ and a Langston Hughes poem changed my life

Shiavon Chatman, Opinion editor

February 3, 2020

A jawn. Pronounced jôn. Noun. A person, place, thing, or event that doesn’t need a specific name. An indescribable, but memorable entity. I’m Shiavon and this is Shiavon’s Jawn. (If these two words don’t rhyme, then you’re saying my name wrong.) I think I was 7 years old when my dad ma...

SHIAVON’S JAWN: Torn between mourning a superhero and being an ally

SHIAVON’S JAWN: Torn between mourning a superhero and being an ally

Shiavon Chatman, Opinion Editor

January 27, 2020

A jawn. Pronounced jôn. Noun. A person, place, thing, or event that doesn’t need a specific name. An indescribable, but memorable entity. I’m Shiavon and this is Shiavon’s Jawn. (If these two words don’t rhyme, then you’re saying my name wrong.) Growing up, I watched Laker games with m...

SHIAVON’S JAWN: I’m a reluctant feminist — here’s why

SHIAVON’S JAWN: I’m a reluctant feminist — here’s why

Shiavon Chatman, Opinion Editor

January 23, 2020

This year marks the 100th anniversary of when women got the right to vote.  Women’s Suffrage sought to reform federal laws that excluded women from exercising their right to vote.  This was a huge step in feminism. White feminism that is.  Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were...

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: Do you know slang from New York?

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: Do you know slang from New York?

Will Coburn and Shiavon Chatman

December 5, 2019

In this week’s episode of Shiavon’s Jawn, podcast host and opinion editor Shiavon Chatman sits down with copy editor Robbie Pierce and opinion writer Jonah Salazar to play a Jawn-style edition of “two truths and a lie.” Shiavon picked nine New York-based slang terms and Robbie and Jonah had to...

SHIAVON’S JAWN: 5 lessons my mother taught me

SHIAVON’S JAWN: 5 lessons my mother taught me

Shiavon Chatman, Opinion Editor

December 2, 2019

A jawn. Pronounced jôn. Noun. A person, place, thing, or event that doesn’t need a specific name. An indescribable, but memorable entity. I’m Shiavon and this is Shiavon’s Jawn. (If these two words don’t rhyme, then you’re saying my name wrong.) My mom. My mommy. Ma dukes. My friend. ...

SHIAVON’S JAWN: Thank you for breaking my heart

SHIAVON’S JAWN: Thank you for breaking my heart

Shiavon Chatman, Opinion editor

November 25, 2019

A jawn. Pronounced jôn. Noun. A person, place, thing, or event that doesn’t need a specific name. An indescribable, but memorable entity. I’m Shiavon and this is Shiavon’s Jawn. (If these two words don’t rhyme, then you’re saying my name wrong.) This year is ending a lot differently th...

SHIAVON’S JAWN: Nicki Minaj is the true artist of the decade

SHIAVON’S JAWN: Nicki Minaj is the true artist of the decade

Shiavon Chatman, Opinion Editor

November 18, 2019

A jawn. Pronounced jôn. Noun. A person, place, thing, or event that doesn’t need a specific name. An indescribable, but memorable entity. I’m Shiavon and this is Shiavon’s Jawn. (If these two words don’t rhyme, then you’re saying my name wrong.) I’ve seen a lot of people discussing t...

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