Apr. 28, 2017
Navigate away from your newsfeed, smell the roses
This morning I read two online news articles about people spreading Nazi propaganda. I’ve seen multiple comments on Facebook that drive home the reminder that this country’s government wants to take away my rights for being a woman, for being gay, for being an immigrant. I’m scared to check some of my favorite websites, because I know they’ll probably just bring me more bad news.
Apr. 14, 2017
Lies trump the truth
Orson Welles, the great American filmmaker, loved a good joke. He began his career with a radio broadcast about a Martian invasion of New Jersey that threw the whole country into a panic, and ended it with a movie called “F for Fake” about a Hungarian art forger and a few reflections on the fine art of scamming.
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.
Oct. 28, 2016
Student seeks speed bump at corner
Drexel University is positioned in the heart of University City, and this puts pedestrians and drivers in close contact.
Sep. 23, 2016
Journalistic integrity in the era of clickbait
On Sept. 17, at 9:35 a.m., a pipe-bomb style device exploded in a garbage can at a Marine Corps charity race in Seaside Park, New Jersey. Then at 8:30 p.m., a bomb exploded in a neighborhood in New York City, causing 29 injured victims. Domestic terrorism affected one of America’s largest cities, and people were rightfully terrified.
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.
Nov. 6, 2015
Alber Elbaz leaving Lanvin
It has been a turbulent week in the fashion industry. First, Alexander Wang announced his departure from Balenciaga. Following the sudden report, it was announced that Raf Simons parted ways with Christian Dior. To top it all off, it was confirmed Oct. 28 that Alber Elbaz stepped down from his position as creative director at Lanvin.
Nov. 5, 2015
Drexel students help create personalized news app for Philadelphia area readers
Over the past year, Drexel students have been collaborating with the Philadelphia Media Network to develop an innovative iPhone application called Follow Philly, which is set for release in early 2016. Made possible by a grant from the Lenfest Foundation, Follow Philly enables the user to follow certain topics to determine what Philadelphia news content will be displayed on their feed. Follow Philly aims to offer PMN content in a different way than it is offered now, especially to millennials, and change how PMN news currently can only be obtained through individual newspaper outlets.
Oct. 23, 2015
Raf Simons leaving Dior
Raf Simons announced Oct. 22 that he is leaving his position as artistic director at Christian Dior. The 47-year-old designer has held the title at the legendary fashion house since 2012, and made his decision to leave “based entirely and equally on my desire to focus on other interests in my life, including my own brand, and the passions that drive me outside of my work,” according to Vanessa Friedman and Elizabeth Paton of The New York Times. The designer is also the founder of his own Belgium-based menswear label, Raf Simons.
Aug. 21, 2015
Balmain & H&M
On the 2015 Billboard Music Awards red carpet, Olivier Rousteing, creative director of Balmain announced his collaboration with H&M. The 29-year-old designer posed alongside with his two model muses, Jourdan Dunn and Kendall Jenner, who both wearing pieces from the upcoming designer collaboration. Dunn wore a tight-fitted red wrap skit, a long-sleeved navy blue sheer top with rope detailing, black sheer tights, oversized silver metallic belt and black thigh-high boots. Meanwhile, Jenner wore an oversized navy blue velvet blazer with pearl detailing, black sheer tights and black thigh high boots.