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SHIAVON’S JAWN: I am not a person of color — I’m Black

Graphic by Brooke Uhlenhop

Shiavon Chatman, Opinion Editor

April 30, 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.) There has never been consistent solidari...

SHIAVON’S JAWN: Why is Lawrence still on ‘Insecure?’

Graphic by Brooke Uhlenhop

Shiavon Chatman, Opinion Editor

April 26, 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.) It's episode three of the HBO scripted t...

SHIAVON’S JAWN: How ‘INSECURE’ is your bestie?

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Shiavon Chatman, Opinion editor

April 19, 2020

I just want to say how proud I am of Issa for looking past Condola dating her ex. What kind of person would stop a bag over a man you were supporting financially only three years ago?  Molly. That’s who.  But I’ll get back to her in a minute. Issa and Condola found that jokingly clowning Lawrence brings t...

SHIAVON’S JAWN: ‘Insecure’ is back and Kelli is still the best character

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Shiavon Chatman, Opinion Editor

April 12, 2020

After a year and half, we finally have our Insecure Sundays back! It’s season four and everybody looks seasoned and paid.  “Insecure” is an HBO scripted series about Issa Rae, a 30-something living in Los Angeles tackling life of day parties, being the cheater in a long-term relationship and...

SHIAVON’S JAWN: Maybe there will be sunshine

SHIAVON’S JAWN: Maybe there will be sunshine

Shiavon Chatman, Opinion Editor

April 3, 2020

I’ve written about my Nana a lot. How my memories about her rely on smells and fuzzy sights. I remember how her apartment smelled of Elizabeth Taylor perfume, a light fog of cigarette smoke and whatever was for dinner. I loved it. I remember seeing her African print silk nightgowns, Malcolm X po...

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...

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