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Casey Mendoza

Culture Reporter

Casey is an enthusiastic admirer of all things journalism-related. Before joining Newsy, she worked as a photojournalist, videographer and sometimes writer for small local newspapers and radio stations. She is recovering from a liberal arts education, but her friends say she "at least comes across as normal now." When she's not working, you can find her tweeting about journalism, politics, television and food.

  Recent Work
Michael Myers wielding a knife.
Universal Pictures / "Halloween" (2018)Entertainment

'Halloween' Is A Horror Classic — But Does It Need A Tenth Sequel?

Photographers surround press conference
Getty ImagesPolitics

After 1 Year Of #MeToo, Are Reporters Handling The Topic Responsibly?

Man gets food from Waffle House during storm.
Getty ImagesU.S.

How Bad Could A Storm Be? Look To Waffle House For Answers

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper singing
Warner Bros. Pictures / "A Star is Born"Entertainment

'A Star Is Born': A Film Remade For Every Generation Since 1937

Characters of "Mean Girls" at mall.
Paramount Pictures / "Mean Girls"Entertainment

Why Do Millennials Love 'Mean Girls' So Much, Anyways?

Animation of two women
MyPlanPolitics

How Digital Resources Can Help Abuse Survivors In The Age Of #MeToo

Row of lockers
 Politics

'Boys Will Be Boys' — The Harm Of Justifying Assault With Stereotypes

Film poster for "Captain Marvel."
Walt Disney Pictures / "Captain Marvel"Entertainment

The Complicated History Of The Captain Marvel(s)

Donald Glover holds Emmy awards
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Here's What To Watch Out For During The 2018 Emmy Awards

Family plays game in hurricane shelter.
Getty ImagesU.S.

How Parents Can Help Kids Understand The Dangers Of Hurricanes

Romantic comedy movie posters
20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. Pictures, NetflixEntertainment

Rom-Coms Have Gotten A Makeover — And Now They're Winning Viewers Back

Aerial photo of Yale University.
Michael Marsland / Yale UniversityPolitics

This Title IX Case Set The Foundation For Campus Sexual Assault Policy

College building and judicial scale graphic
Newsy / Andrew LawlerPolitics

College Courtrooms: Why Assault Cases Use Low Standards Of Evidence

Students learn about sexual assault on college campuses.
University of Michigan / CC by 2.0U.S.

How Colleges Are Handling A High-Risk Time For Sexual Assault

Nurx PrEP testing kit.
NurxSci/Health

Could Telemedicine Be The Answer To HIV Prevention?

Girl holds newspaper with "Statehood" headline
Hawaii State ArchivesU.S.

Hawaii's Complicated Road To Statehood Took 40 Years

Album cover for Aretha Franklin's "Respect"
Atlantic Records / Aretha FranklinEntertainment

Aretha Franklin Made 'Respect' A National Anthem For Social Justice

Posters for "Daria," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Charmed"
The CW, The WBEntertainment

Networks Are Rebooting These '90s Feminists, And Fans Aren't Happy

Protest of neo-Nazi march in Germany
Getty ImagesWorld

Germany Is Now Allowing Nazi Symbols In Video Games

Man tests airport body scanner
Getty ImagesU.S.

Policy Changes Could Make Air Travel Easier For Transgender People

Collection of 2018 September Issue covers
NewsyU.S.

Here's Why September Is The Most Important Month For Fashion Magazines

Still from "Random Acts of Flyness"
HBO / "Random Acts of Flyness"Entertainment

HBO's 'Random Acts Of Flyness' Is Random For A Reason

Film posters for "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" and "Boy Erased"
FilmRise, Focus FeaturesEntertainment

2 New Films Are Tackling A Controversial Practice: Conversion Therapy

"From Russia With Love" poster
Johan Oomen / CC by SA 2.0Politics

From Russia With Love: The History Of Russian Espionage In The US

Still from Lionsgate's "Robin Hood"
Lionsgate / "Robin Hood"Entertainment

'Robin Hood' Is Classic, But Is It Worth At Least 8 Film Adaptations?

World Emoji Day banner
EmojipediaU.S.

'World Emoji Day' Is A Global Celebration For A Reason

Still from "Duck and Cover" PSA
U.S. National ArchivesU.S.

'The Atomic Age': How The Era Of Nuclear Anxiety Affects Us Today

Emmy Award in front of Netflix logo.
NewsyEntertainment

It Took Netflix Just Five Years To Become The Emmys' Biggest Contender

Protester holds sign against violence
Getty ImagesPolitics

Next Ill. Governor Has To Address The State's Major Violence Issue

San Diego Comic-Con photo booth
Getty ImagesEntertainment

San Diego Comic-Con's Origin Story Involved More Than Just Comic Books