Nellie Bly

Nellie Bly (1864 – 1922) DJ Name: Fly Bly With little formal writing training, Nellie Bly proved throughout her life that the pen was mightier than the sword. Nellie was a sneaky gal, nosing her way around town and blowing things wide open in newspapers. When Nellie began her career, women weren’t writing breaking newsContinue reading “Nellie Bly”

Ronald McNair

Ronald McNair (1950-1986) DJ Name: MC McFlair Ground control to Major Tom Ronnie? If the STS-51-L space mission had gone to plan, Ronald McNair would have celebrated his seventh decade of life yesterday. However, fate is fickle and Ronnie never even got to see his fourth decade. What should’ve been one of the proudest andContinue reading “Ronald McNair”

Caroline Herschel

Caroline Herschel  (1750 – 1848) DJ Name: DJ COMETkaze In 2012, Rihanna said “shine bright like a diamond.” But before that, Caroline Herschel said “shine bright like a star shooting across the sky at a velocity of 11 kilmoters per second.” Approximately. Caroline knew all about math and calculations and stuff, not because Jaime EscalanteContinue reading “Caroline Herschel”

Jeannette Rankin

Jeannette Rankin (1880 – 1973) DJ Name: Jammin’ Jeannette   On August 18, 1920, women (read: white women) were finally given the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th Amendment. And a week later on August 26th, Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby officially certified its passage with his signature. One of those (white) womenContinue reading “Jeannette Rankin”

Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014) DJ Name: Márquez the Mixer Just like us during the winter when the cold, bitter air of the East Coast freezes our fingertips, bananas crave tropical climates. They prefer the soupy heat of the area that surrounds the equator where they can drink lots of water and bask in the sun’sContinue reading “Gabriel García Márquez”

Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley (1797 – 1851) Stage Name: Shuffler Shelley A little over 200 years ago, Mary Shelley created Dr. Victor Frankenstein who created a monster that would change 10th grade English class syllabi forever. Though Dr. Frankenstein learns that he must be held accountable for his decisions and experiments, and the monster learns that he’sContinue reading “Mary Shelley”