The word “queer” has undergone something of a renaissance during the past few decades. Colleges are implementing “queer studies” programs, the LGBT+ acronym has been expanded to become LGBTQ+ in many uses and more and more people are using it as a term of endearment.
United States immigrants are often pressured to choose an “American” name in place of their non-American birth names. This common practice stems from many reasons including easier pronunciation, less chance of discrimination and appreciation for their nation of refuge.
In the realm of dating, it has often been said that men who have multiple female sex partners are considered “studs,” but women who have multiple sexual encounters with men are classified as “sluts.”
It’s no secret that one must use caution when posting online—everything that’s posted is permanent. Whether it’s those spring break pictures from the Caribbean or that angsty teenage poetry on Tumblr, everything floats around in cyberspace forever.
With the anticipated release of Hulu’s newest original series “The Act” less than a week away, it’s time society reevaluates its relationship with true crime stories. Following the life of convicted murderer Gypsy Blanchard through dramatic reenactment, “The Act” is expected to fall in line with other popular true crime media by exaggerating and glorifying the gruesome reality.
News of perhaps the largest college admissions scandal in the United States broke on Tuesday March 12. More than 50 wealthy parents were involved in a bribery scheme that allowed their unqualified children admission to some of the country’s most prestigious colleges and universities.
Thursday March 7 marks the six-month anniversary of rapper Mac Miller’s death. Before his accidental overdose, Miller was active on Instagram and he was set to start touring in October 2018. Things seemed okay for Miller—normal, even.
Body image is an increasingly prevalent issue, especially with the expansive use of social media. Models on Instagram portray a supposedly “picture-perfect” figure and Facebook advertisements depict weight-loss supplements for a “summer body,” but none of these portrayals come anywhere close to an accurate depiction of the average human.
It’s no secret that the Kardashian-Jenner family is one of the most famous families in Hollywood today. With the whole world able to see into their lives through “Keeping up with the Kardashians” and their constant social media posts, this family feeds off of the attention given to them from any medium possible.