Amy Schumer’s new movie, I Feel Pretty, premieres April 20th!! There has been a lot of controversy around the premise of this film. We have two types of people: the haters and the supporters. The haters are talking about how ridiculous it is that an insecure woman has to get into a life threatening accident […]Read more "#IFeelPretty"
One of the hottest topics around Syracuse is the departure of the best basketball recruit to commit to the Orange since Carmelo Anthony. Darius Bazley is the number nine recruit in the ESPN Top 100 and was committed to SU until March 29th, when Bazley announced he would be skipping college and instead heading straight […]Read more "The Darius Bazley Debate: Is it Smart to Skip College"
My Facebook use peaked when I first joined in 2009. At that time, it was used for almost the sole purpose of letting all the other kids in middle school know exactly what you were doing that day, who you were with, and to “text” or “don’t text.” But now, one scroll through Facebook and […]Read more "What if Facebook was a Happy Place?"
I believe that Facebook has changed a lot over the years. It started as a website where you could talk to your friends online, and now, it’s a space for all kinds of information including the news. It was surprising to me that almost half of all adults in the U.S. (44 percent) get their […]Read more "What Facebook Could Do About ‘Fake News’ Issues"
January 2018, an 8-year-old girl named Asiafa in India was kidnapped, raped and murdered. Due to the young age of the Muslin victim and the chilling statements of the criminal that he wanted to scare Muslims, this event aroused an outrage in India and on social media worldwide. Rape crimes on young girls have always been a […]Read more "Give the Angels Wings: us or politicians?"
One short hashtag shared on social media can cause a movement if it catches wind. In 2014, security camera footage showing NFL player Ray Rice violently hitting his then-fiancee was released. This video initiated a conversation of why domestic abuse victims stay in toxic relationships. In response, Beverly Gooden, a domestic abuse survivor, created #WhyIStayed […]Read more "How #WhyIStayed Was Used to Make Changes"
There are many hashtags referring to the last wave of activism for gun control: #neveragain, #marchforourlives, #guncontrol, #enoughisenough and #Parklandstudents, among others. All of them are full of controversy, different opinions, points and counterpoints that divide the entire nation. However, in #Parklandstudents is really clear how the different political groups fight to show two versions […]Read more "#ParklandStudents: the extreme public debate about gun control and young activists"
Recently the #DumpDevos and #WeChoose have been trending together on Twitter in efforts to move towards the impeachment of recently elected Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. Most people using the hashtags are linking their tweets to articles detailing a policy of Devos’ they disagree with, like her decision to defend the rollback of protection for […]Read more "The Twitter Fight for Better Education: #DumpDevos and #WeChoose"
Last week #5WordAdviceForTeens was trending on Twitter. Tweets ranged from practical advice to various political support. To kick things off: #5WordAdviceForTeens There's nothing cool about socialism. Gender Studies is completely useless. Donald Trump is your president. Stop being offended by everything. David Hogg is a bully. There are only two genders. PLEASE stop eating tide […]Read more "#5WordAdviceForTeens: From Politics to Safety"
Earlier this week news broke that Tristian Thompson cheated on Khloe Kardashian, who is due to give birth to their daughter any day. When #TristianThompson started on Twitter, it was clear that people had varying thoughts on the subject. There were people who had sympathy for Kardashian and believed no one should experience this heartbreak. […]Read more "Twitter Reacts to the #TristianThompson Scandal"