Olivia Pozen

Olivia Pozen is a sophomore in the college studying American studies and sociology. When she’s not serving as the Voices editor or writing for the editorial board, she can be found waiting for Wordpress to finally display her profile picture (a photo of her and Lea Michele). It's been a year. Help.

Halftime Leisure

Chappell Roan’s “Good Luck, Babe!” speaks to the club divas and the sexually repressed

More than anything else, Chappell Roan is reimagining the conventions and boundaries of pop, urging her listeners to embrace unseriousness.


An ode to ordinary people

I find that there’s something really special about local theater performances and afternoons at the skatepark and similarly small and insignificant things. They’re the moments we forget about if we don’t think hard enough, but they contain a sense of wonder and whimsy, an appreciation for the ordinary and oft undervalued.


There are no thrift stores in Georgetown––but maybe there shouldn’t be

Yet, aside from Reddz Trading consignment store on Wisconsin Avenue NW, there are no thrift stores or affordable clothing options around Georgetown (nor are there many in the D.C. area as a whole). But maybe opening a thrift store in Georgetown isn’t actually the best idea––the last thing this already-gentrified neighborhood needs is yet another pricey shop for rich people.


Fake joy and the illusion of “good news”

In the mainstream, various media companies, like TODAY and the Huffington Post, now dedicate specific sections of their websites to sharing good news stories. Especially since the beginning of the pandemic, people have developed a strong desire to consume uplifting news, to receive a small reminder that our world is still on the right track. However, organizations and accounts dedicated to sharing good news have subconsciously desensitized us readers to the existence of systemic problems in our society.


The curse of “let’s get a coffee”: How networking has corrupted our friendships

Ultimately, we have lost track of what it means to spend valuable time with other people. Networking culture governs the way that we make plans, spend money, and converse; its format is designed to keep potential close friends at arm’s length by limiting interactions to annual catch-ups and coffee.


Post Pitch: Coffee Chats

Welcome back to Post Pitch. This week, Podcast Assistant Editor Romy Abu-Fadel interviews writer Olivia Pozen about her recent piece: “The curse of of ‘let’s get coffee’: How networking has... Read more