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Celebrities are entitled to privacy

If they want secrecy, it should be respected Just because a person chooses to live a life in the public eye does not mean that every aspect of their life deserves to be dissected. If a celebrity makes a public request for their private life

Gender bending isn’t the answer to feminism

Hollywood is making an unnecessary evil Ocean’s 8 is a reboot of a franchise that replaced the likes of George Clooney and Matt Damon with Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett as the leaders of a team of criminals attempting to pull off a heist. The

Take care of future you now

Future you will be happy you didn’t procrastinate Too often, people focus on instant gratification rather than worrying about the needs and wants of their future self.  A New York Times article by Tim Herrera identified that someone’s future self can be as foreign as

Brand loyalty does not equal personality

People are not who they wear Walking across campus, it’s nearly impossible to go a block without seeing a walking billboard. Someone wearing their new Adidas and an Under Armor shirt or maybe someone with a skated-in pair of Vans accompanying a Fjallraven backpack. Brands

Why is poaching still happening?

People need to be educated about its effects According to the Humane Society, “For every animal that is hunted legally, there is another one that is poached, adding up to tens of millions of animals being illegally killed every year.” Poaching has become a widespread

Save the environment in the bathroom

Go plastic-less and eco-friendly In the bathroom, a lot of plastic gets used. From shampoo bottles to toothbrushes to hand soap, almost every product uses some form of plastic. It has come to the point where globally, humans buy a million plastic bottles per minute.

People should be cautious of cosmetics

Buying cruelty- free can save a life With all the resources and knowledge about the cosmetics industry today, consumers should refrain from buying cosmetics that aren’t cruelty-free. Likewise, in the cosmetics industry, companies should be making and selling cruelty-free products.  In the beauty industry today,

Audiences must be more progressive with musicians

Local entertainers need further support The US music industry has notably grown into a multi-billion-dollar industry, making it harder for smaller musicians to break into. Because of the vastness of the music industry, supporting local artists has grown to be important for  artists and musicians

Minorities, music, and mental health

How rap calls attention to mental health Rap music has a large influence on setting the trends for what’s cool and acceptable in society. And as it continues to evolve with every new generation, it also continues to set the agenda for what people converse

Hollywood’s uphill battle with POC

WHITEWASHING IN CINEMA CONTINUES TO CAUSE PROBLEMS Hollywood has been a breeding ground for passing over the casting of minorities in film and television. Roles portraying minorities such as African Americans, Asians, and Native Americans are frequently subject to whitewashing and colorism in contemporary film