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A Paradigm of Parasocial Relationships

An inside look into social media culture and the impact on teens.
October 1, 2020

     It’s human nature to want to form relationships with others - even with complete strangers. The concept of parasocial relationships is frequently overlooked in the world of media, yet affects...

The Effects of Coronavirus on High School Seniors

The Effects of Coronavirus on High School Seniors
April 7, 2020

As the news of the Coronavirus first emerged, classes, public gatherings, events, masses, etc., went on as usual. The world didn’t think too much at first. However, the threat of the  virus soon proved...

The Effect of Culture on Mental Health

March 5, 2020

In Ghana, a boy sits shackled by a chain under a tree. He has been there for three years. He is quiet. Sitting holding his knees, his figure is small and his eyes seem empty. His mother says he used to...

The Missing Girls of America: An Epidemic Raising Alarm

The Missing Girls of America: An Epidemic Raising Alarm
February 28, 2020

Kamille McKinney, 3 years old. Nevaeh Adams, 5 years old. Jenna Hospedales, 14 years old. Aniah Blanchard, 19 years old. Alexis Crawford, 21 years old. All these girls are black. All were reported missing...

Promise of a Better Tomorrow: Dallas Program Provides Pathway for High School Graduates

February 26, 2020

Conversations about college and post secondary education swarm election debate floors, meetings with counselors and the dinner table for many families across the nation as  tuition costs rise and students...

Johnny Depp, Amber Heard and the Double Standards of Abuse

Johnny Depp, Amber Heard and the Double Standards of Abuse
February 24, 2020

Actor Johnny Depp, more famously known as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Carribean movie franchise, was accused of physically and emotionally abusing his ex-wife and actress Amber Heard, in...

Valentine’s Day

February 20, 2020

The missing girls of America: An epidemic raising alarm

The missing girls of America: An epidemic raising alarm
February 20, 2020

Kamille McKinney, three years old. Nevaeh Adams, five years old. Jenna Hospedales, 14 years old. Aniah Blanchard, 19 years old. Alexis Crawford, 21 years old. All these girls are black. All were reported...

Likes Disappear From Instagram

Likes Disappear From Instagram
February 20, 2020

Adam Mosseri, CEO of Instagram, recently issued a temporary trial that will hide likes to create a safer and healthier environment. In May of 2019, Canada was the first country to undergo the experiment....

Streaming Services Take Over Cable

Streaming Services Take Over Cable
February 20, 2020

  On Nov. 12, Disney released its own streaming service, known as Disney Plus, which offers access to Disney classics, as well as content from Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar and National Geographic....

Split Opinions On Being Self-Made

Split Opinions On Being Self-Made
February 20, 2020

  On March 5 2019, Forbes Magazine labeled Kylie Jenner as the youngest self-made billionaire ever, but what defines someone as self-made. Forbes Magazine created a self-made score, ranking those...

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