Arizona’s new Chief of Education Kathy Hoffman called for a repeal of any law that prohibits schools from teaching homosexuality in a positive manner. Hoffman spoke out against legislation on what’s often referred to as “no promo homo” laws on Feb. 4, which prevent educators from portraying “homosexuality ‘as a positive alternative lifestyle,’” according to Tucson.com.
Former executive editor of The New York Times Jill Abramson released her book on the state of ethics in contemporary newswriting on Feb. 5. Although Abramson aimed to show how disruptors like BuzzFeed and Vice impact major media mainstays like The New York Times and The Washington Post, she only served to demonstrate elitist elements within the mainstream.
At the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday Feb. 10, musical greats from nearly every genre came together to celebrate music and honor the outstanding work from 2018. Every year, from nomination announcements to the conclusion of the event itself, there are passionate arguments about the winners, the losers and those who never even got a nomination.
Every year on Valentine’s Day, people everywhere scramble to buy gifts for their significant other, find someone to celebrate with or spend money to drink through it. This need to make Valentine’s Day “perfect” is overrated and comes from what the media constantly portrays as an ideal relationship, simply to drag more money into the wallets of huge corporations.
It is no secret that the invention of vaccines has saved millions of lives from diseases like polio and measles, yet some seek to regress. Fatal diseases such as measles, which were once practically eradicated in the United States, are now back with a vengeance. Parents who deliberately decline to vaccinate their children are to blame.
Mac Miller, who passed away in September of last year, was nominated for best rap album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday Feb. 10. After losing to Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy, there was a public backlash for how the Recording Academy treated Miller’s memory.
Whether you were alive in the 1970s or have access to any social media in 2019, chances are you recognize the name Ted Bundy. A serial killer-turned-celebrity, Bundy made headlines then and is making a popularized comeback now. Most of the recent portrayals of Bundy, however, have been interpreted as sexualization of a criminal.
At the NFL’s Super Bowl LIII on Sunday Feb. 3, Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi performed during the famous halftime show. Although it is typically seen as an honor to receive this opportunity, this year many celebrities turned down the offer, standing in solidarity with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
President Donald Trump has put an unprecedented idea into his fellow billionaires’ heads: running a business qualifies them to run the United States. Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz became the most recent deluded example after he expressed interest in running for U.S. President.