Category Archives: debate

13 Reasons (Why?)

*WARNING: 13 Reasons Why spoilers* About two weeks ago I sat down on my bed and opened Netflix. I kept scrolling and scrolling until, wait. I scrolled back up. In the Netflix Originals section there was a poster for 13 Reasons … Continue reading

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Am I a Bonafide Hipster?

Am I a living stereotype? This question occurred to me last night as I leaned against my kitchen counter. I had a bent copy of The Great Gatsby held lazily in my left hand, an uncapped, drying, pink highlighter in … Continue reading

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#BringDCGirlsBack

While scrolling through Instagram, I came across a startling post. In the past 24 hours, 14 young black girls have been kidnapped in Washington DC. Even more astonishingly, it has taken an outcry on social media, not pure human concern, … Continue reading

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Video games – could they be a sport?

There’s a lot of controversy surrounding whether Electronic sports, or E-sports, as it’s called, should be considered a sport. Competitive video gaming has seen immense growth in the past 10 years, as technology has allowed companies to make better and more immersive … Continue reading

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Let Them In

This is an apology for all… The funny whose jokes are overshadowed by sadness. The family-oriented who can’t see their nephew graduate. The misunderstood who can’t show their legitimate beliefs. The innocent who are painted as violent, unjust, or villainous. The … Continue reading

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New Body, Old Positivity

There are many online trends. Some are funny, like the Hollywood sign vandalism, while others are, frankly, destructive, like the popular “transformation” pictures. While scrolling through my phone, I came across an Instagram page called “@transformationfeed” which has nearly 1 million followers. The … Continue reading

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Drug Me America

Have a headache? Here’s your daily dose of Motrin. Bad anxiety? Here’s some Xanax. Depression? Sinequan. Chronic pain? Oxycodone. Name a problem, and there’s a chemical cocktail waiting for you on some shelf somewhere. This isn’t about disregarding the benefit that pharmaceuticals have had on people … Continue reading

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