Not many headlines I see nowadays shock me. Given our current political climate and the shenanigans of Trump, few stories are surprising. However, scrolling through the notifications on my phone, an ABC News article left my jaw on the floor. This is what I saw. Trump calls for death penalty for NYC terror suspect, considers... Continue Reading →
NFL Drops to It’s Knees
The NFL had it's annual meeting in New York City on Tuesday, and it was decided that players can't be penalized for kneeling during the National Anthem. In addition, the NFL will also support the causes for which these players are kneeling- specifically for protests agains the criminal justice system. I'm surprised by the NFL's... Continue Reading →
Lions and Tigers and the Press, Oh My!
As a student journalist, a lot goes through my head nowadays when I watch the news. There's an uprising of general distrust of what some call "the media". Viewers tend to identify the press as the media, which I don't understand. Media encompasses several fields; there isn't a giant, all-powerful group of publishers that make up a... Continue Reading →
Privacy in a Public Era
"The truth is the law can only do so much [...] it comes down to us. And to fundamentally changing the way we think about the Internet. Because too often you hear people play down the dangers of the internet saying, "well relax, its not real life" ,but it is. And it always has been."... Continue Reading →
It's amazing how cultures evolve, especially when looking at how society has viewed "obscenity". While freedictionary.com defines obscenity as, "the character or quality of being obscene; an act, utterance, or item tending to corrupt the public morals by its indecency or lewdness", it's broader than that. One of the first short films banned was "Carmencita" (1894),... Continue Reading →