Archive for category: Pop Culture

Sadbook: Social Media’s Impact

Sadbook: Social Media’s Impact

It’s neither a secret nor a surprise that today’s kids, teens and young adults are almost characterized by their usage of social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter. The prevalence of such outlets raises the question of whether or not social media is a positive influence.

Stephen Colbert Should Apologize: White Liberal Hypocrisy and the Power of Hashtag Activism

Stephen Colbert Should Apologize: White Liberal Hypocrisy and the Power of Hashtag Activism

If you want to end racism, don’t marginalize and otherize members of a community of color. Rather, actually listen to what they’re saying.

Hollywood Influence on American Politics Is Not Necessarily A Bad Thing

Hollywood Influence on American Politics Is Not Necessarily A Bad Thing

When stars and directors make politically explicit movies or start supporting a political or social cause, people, and sometimes even the government, feel obligated to listen to them and, in some cases, to take action.

Ban Bossy: Where Critics Miss the Point

Ban Bossy: Where Critics Miss the Point

Girls are discouraged from leading even through the language used when discussing female assertiveness and other traits associated with leadership.

SAT Revamp Is A Good First Step

SAT Revamp Is A Good First Step

What exactly do the SATs tell us, if anything at all?

Internships: Valuable Experience or Exploitation?

Internships: Valuable Experience or Exploitation?

Internships are important for us college students as they give us an insight into what we can picture ourselves doing in the future.

Professional Sports Organizations Must Take a Stand Against Homophobia

Professional Sports Organizations Must Take a Stand Against Homophobia

Homophobia can disappear from the inherently masculine sports world only if those who want to be allies let their voices be heard, and encourage LGBT players to feel comfortable.

Does Watching a Woody Allen Film Make Us Rapist Sympathizers?

Does Watching a Woody Allen Film Make Us Rapist Sympathizers?

If we decide to watch and praise Allen's films, we are, at the same time, praising him and giving him our support—when that’s the last place it should be.

Vanity Fair Isn’t Worthy of Praise for Its Colorblind Cover

Vanity Fair Isn’t Worthy of Praise for Its Colorblind Cover

Vanity Fair is notorious for representing many more white actors on their covers than any other race or ethnicity.

Rowling’s Harry Potter Announcement Was Unneeded

Rowling’s Harry Potter Announcement Was Unneeded

Rowling’s announcement and fixation on which character Hermione should end up with has placed her series in the category of the superficial and cliché YA romances which have seemingly dominated the genre over time.