Apr. 14, 2017
The Russian tripact
At first glance, Putin looks like a Communist. He was a former KGB agent before the collapse of the USSR — known as the Committee for State Security in English, the KGB was the security agency for the Soviet Union — he leads an authoritarian regime, and he has publicly lamented the collapse of the USSR.
Feb. 24, 2017
Making up beauty standards
Makeup is among the many forms of art in the world and is arguably the most widely known. So widely known, in fact, that people expect women to constantly wear it.
Jan. 20, 2017
Journalism or sensationalism?
It had been a brutal year-and-a-half of news coverage, filled to the brim with a constant, remorseless 24-hour stream of verbal diarrhea.
Nov. 18, 2016
Transforming politics into reality television
With the fallout from this year’s election sprawled out on magazine after magazine, it is useful to look past what has happened and into the why. There are so many possibilities and reasons that the election went as it did, so it can be helpful to focus on one aspect at a time.
Nov. 11, 2016
Becoming desensitized to violence
You hear about it in the news, read about it online, or in the case of Drexel University students, you get an alert text notifying you, but do you actually pay attention? There have been thousands of assaults and and robberies reported within the past year — just in Philadelphia. Statistics of crime rates throughout America are even more disturbing. I would like to think that the idea of an unprecedented amount of crime would be shocking, at the least. However, it has come to a point where it is not to many people. That is the first sign of desensitivity.
Nov. 4, 2016
Ignoring sorority stereotypes
I never thought I was going to join Greek life. Throughout my entire childhood, I watched movies and TV shows that twisted Greek life from being focused on philanthropy and sisterhood into a life of mere partying. Worried about hazing, constant drinking and the idea of strange ceremonies, I had no desire to join Greek life.
Oct. 21, 2016
Let’s talk messed up media
The average American woman is 5 feet 4 inches and 166 pounds. The average American model is 5 feet 10 inches and 110 pounds, according to the University of Minnesota’s “Guidelines for Adolescent Nutrition Services.”
Oct. 21, 2016
Respecting communications majors
After I was accepted to college, many people began to ask the conventional question, “So, what’s your major?” In the midst of answering this same question over and over again, I realized how stigmatized and criticized being a communication major is.
Aug. 5, 2016
Beyond the classics
Movies are getting worse over time. When’s the last time someone released a real classic like Citizen Kane or Casablanca? For that matter, music is degrading too. Have you heard the latest hit by the latest teen boy band? It’s just repetitive drivel. The videogame industry is dying; just look at the way how Electronic Arts and Ubisoft consistently release unfinished games. How can Destiny compare to classics like The Legend of Zelda and Crash Bandicoot?
Apr. 15, 2016
News: the new reality television
According to the first amendment to the United States constitution, the government cannot infringe upon any individual or organization’s ability to express their views, in whatsoever manner they deems fit. That freedom extends to news organizations and other media outlets. The primary benefit offered by this provision in the constitution is that we cannot devolve into a government-controlled Orwellian dystopia. The primary pitfall is that with no real regulation enforced on media, we still descend into Orwellian madness, now controlled by social forces and status quo rather than anything so direct as a tyrannical government.