The legacy of the Notorious RBG

Updated: Nov 12, 2020

Alexis Rapoza

News Editor

They say you’ll always remember where you were when you find out one of your heroes died and I definitely think that is true. On September 18th, 2020, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died in her Washington, DC home surrounded by her family. She was 87 years old.

Just the headline from NPR announcing her passing was enough to send me into tears and for some that might seem like a bit of an overreaction. However, for me and millions of others, Justice Ginsburg, or more lovingly known as RBG, was more than the sassy, queen of dissent. At just 5’1, RBG was a giant. She fought tirelessly both during and before her time in the Supreme Court for gender equality and never let herself be defined by the opinions of others. This is the legacy of the Notorious RBG.