Why are Barbies, baby dolls, kitchen play sets, dollhouses, princesses and the color pink generally associated with the female gender, whereas boys are given toy cars, action figures and are typically associated with the color blue? Fireman, garbage man, policeman. Do you notice a trend in these words? Unfortunately, these titles already start to give […]

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A series of attacks in Paris killed more than 100 civilians last November. Less than a month later, 14 people were killed in San Bernardino, California. On March 22, two more attacks killed dozens at a Brussels airport and subway station. The overwhelming amount of time spent by news organizations covering these terrorist attacks makes it […]

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The controversy over “Vaxxed,” a new anti-vaccine movie that was to be screened at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival, began last week when it was announced that the film had received a spot at the festival and that its controversial director Andrew Wakefield would be in attendance. The backlash from this announcement was almost immediate, […]

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It has been 10 years since a tidal wave of marijuana and blonde wigs, also known as Miley Cyrus, was unleashed upon an unsuspecting world. On March 24, 2006, “Hannah Montana” debuted on Disney Channel and became an unstoppable global juggernaut. While Hannah Montana might be “chopped up into little tiny pieces and buried in […]

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The Rolling Stones debuted a free concert Friday in Cuba, according to the BBC. Thousands showed up, finally able to openly admit their love for this band and others. Barack Obama visited Cuba last week as well, but the timing of both made me wonder which one has had more of an impact on the […]

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Recently, when I should have been doing my homework, I instead prowled through Instagram’s explore page. As I sorted through what seemed like hundreds of spring break party pictures from students at the University of Wherever, I stumbled upon Kate Upton’s Instagram. Instagrams are not usually noteworthy, though it may seem like any time anyone […]

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“Millennials don’t vote.” My first semester “Government and Politics” professor and my current writing professor agree with this common phrase. This ideology illustrates a part of the low voter turnout problem that continues to plague the United States with each passing election. There are thousands of excuses that potential voters come up with to justify […]

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If you have ever had a job interview before, then you are probably familiar with the anxiety that kicks in while you are preparing. I mean, you do everything you can to calm your nerves: You do plenty of research and run through all the questions you can possibly think of the night before to come […]

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As a kid born in 1996, I grew up holding hands with technology. It was everywhere I turned — games at the dentist office, portable TVs in my family’s car, a thermometer that beeped when I had a fever. I am now 19 years old and can adamantly declare that I have fallen into the […]

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Microsoft suffered some serious embarrassment shortly after launching its new experiment, Tay the teen chatbot, Thursday. Tay, the embodiment of a teenage girl, was an experiment aimed at reaching out to millennials by way of creating a robot that talked like they did. Users could interact with Tay on Kik, GroupMe and Twitter. While the concept was […]

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