Current Events, Pop Culture

GameStock Trends and Why They Matter

What happened this week with GameStop (GME), Reddit and Robinhood was shocking, unprecedented and unforeseen. Lost in the flurry though is that the craziness is very much a part of some elephant-in-the-room trends in this country. It’s a fable for our times: Small-time investors band together to take down greedy Wall Street hedge funds using […]

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Current Events, Pop Culture

Black History Month and Its Significance

Black History Month is observed and celebrated annually in various countries around the world in February (and October in some countries). It is meant to highlight, celebrate, and commemorate black people and their contributions to society. This year marks the 45th official celebration of Black History Month. To wholeheartedly celebrate the event, it is vital […]

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Pop Culture

The Model Minority Myth and First-Generation Asian Immigrants

Model minority – the term first surfaced in the 1966 New York Times article to highlight the socioeconomic success of Japanese Americans, gradually evolved to all Asian Americans. Yet the identity of the desirable neighbors, the favored friends, the non-threatening kind of people of color hides the toxic truth of the upbringings of first-generation Asian […]

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Current Events, Pop Culture

The Implications and Influence of AI

As the oracles of Silicon Valley debate whether the latest tech boom is sliding toward bust, there is already talk about what will drive the industry’s next growth spurt. AI, or artificial intelligence, is becoming the next big step in human evolution and it’s moving faster than we planned. Artificial intelligence is a piece of […]

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Pop Culture

9 Most Credible News Sources

1. BBC News The British Broadcasting Corporation, more commonly known as BBC, is the world’s oldest news broadcasting service and is now one of the largest news services worldwide. Funded by the British government, BBC has earned a notable reputation for unbiased and accurate news reporting. According to the Pew Research Center’s 2014 Trustworthiness Study, […]

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Current Events, Pop Culture

Why We Can’t “Print More Money”

Lots of people on TikTok recently think that printing more money can resolve a multitude of economic problems, including national debt and a recession. There is a misconception that printing more money can alleviate the economic problem incurred from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has harmed the global economy significantly. The US is currently in […]

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Politics, Pop Culture

The Bridge Between Tech and Policy

There are a lot of hot button political topics out there. However, some are so deeply rooted in political discourse that they not only manifest as a hot topic on the campaign trail, but impact the machinations behind the scenes, and even the way that we, as private citizens, view politics and consume political information. […]

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Pop Culture

Mainstream Media And Its Impact On The Body Positivity Movement

The value we give to media and advertisements influences the way we pertain to our body image. Traditional Media such as magazines and commercials have had a long history of influence on people’s perception of the perfect or ideal body. Yet, women and men have found comfortability within their skin through advertisement campaigns and brands […]

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Pop Culture

Why It’s Important For Celebrities To Use Their Platforms For Change

In recent years, popular culture and political activism have very much blended together. Some people champion this and are excited to see celebrities with privilege speaking out about social issues, certain political figures, and movements across the globe. However, many believe that actors, musicians, and athletes should stay away from politics because they lack adequate […]

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Pop Culture

Performative Activism Kills Social Justice

In the era of social media, it has become increasingly common for users to utilize their platforms in offering support for various movements and causes. After the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, many people turned to social media to spread awareness for the Black Lives Matter movement, […]

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