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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Off the Feed: The buzz behind BuzzFeed videos

Watching BuzzFeed videos is a lot like eating potato chips — one is never enough and there’s always an overwhelming sense of guilt after a binge. However, regardless of how much time they waste...

The Yale fraternity lawsuit highlights the frayed and complex nature of Greek life

Over hundreds of years, in spite of their earnest academic origins, traditional Greek letter fraternities have since become infamous for their involvement in the ongoing issue of collegiate sexual misconduct. Fraternity life has played...

With the rise of Uber, the taxi industry is too small to survive

Throughout the past decade, the ridesharing company Uber has established its prominence in the transportation industry worldwide. A fixture of the sharing economy that is developing  among millennials, Uber’s growth has largely displaced the...

The curious case of white people against Marie Kondo

The Netflix series "Tidying Up With Marie Kondo" has taken the world by storm since its debut. The star of the show, Marie Kondo, is a pleasant Japanese consultant who helps people clean up...

Imperfect flu shot, perfect reasons to still get it

  The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) recently published some startling statistics: more than 80,000 people in America died of the flu in the winter of 2017-2018, the highest number seen in over a...

The danger of a no-deal Brexit on the island of Ireland

In June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019.  For the past three years, the U.K. has been struggling to formulate an effective leave arrangement with the...

Guns and Brazil: Bolsonaro seeks a simple solution to a complex problem

On Jan. 15, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro publicly signed a temporary decree essentially making it easier for civilians to purchase and own firearms. His actions were an attempt to fulfill one of his major...

Off the Feed: Vlogging —the “Real” reality TV?

With the advent of on-demand viewing services like Netflix and Hulu, it’s rough out there to be a burgeoning television show. But somehow, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” successfully navigated through this precarious territory...

In the name of diversity – except Asian-Americans

  In an effort to further combat college applicant processing based on race, the Trump administration is investigating Yale University, which has received accusations of discrimination against Asian-American applicants. Around a month ago, the Justice...

Protecting the American people, one less federal job at a time

Staying true to his unwavering stance on allocating $5 billion towards a border wall, President Trump, alongside bringing the government to a partial shutdown, has also issued an executive order that freezes the pay...