13 Reasons Why

Disclaimer: The show includes significant profanity and graphic scenes so viewer discretion is advised. Most critics suggest that only students ages 16+ should be allowed to watch. An instant sensation, 13 Reasons Why released as a Netflix series on March 31, and the tweets and social media mentions haven’t slowed down since. 13 Reasons Why…

The Face of Poverty is Female

When thinking about issues regarding poverty and issues regarding women, we do not typically think about them coinciding with each other. Women in poverty, however, is an extremely important economic issue that needs attention, and data from the International Labour Organization supports this: Percent of men below poverty line Percent of women below poverty line…

Syrian Crisis Gains Heat

Fifty-nine U.S. tomahawk cruise missiles struck a Syrian airbase on April 6, 2017 in reaction to a chemical warfare attack carried out by Syria’s current leader, Assad, on a civilian village on April 5, 2017. The airbase housed the planes that dropped the chemical agents. Assad’s chemical warfare attack killed 72 and injured more including…

The new Beauty and the Beast is a must see!

Disney has a prominent role in most children’s lives and the impact of Walt Disney’s legacy can last a lifetime. Many children have grown up watching classic Disney movies such as Cinderella, Little Mermaid, 101 Dalmations, and of course, Beauty and the Beast. Beauty and the Beast first came out in 1991 and has since…

Social media versus self image

Social media has become notorious for making users feel inadequate in both lifestyle and fitness achievements. When celebrities post “perfect” pictures of themselves or a photograph from an expensive vacation, many of their followers often compare themselves to that celebrity. Even on a smaller scale, people tend to compare themselves to friends or acquaintances in…

Technology in class: More harm than help?

Technology is growing more impressive and widespread every day. People have phones on their wrists, and laptops that are getting smaller and more portable everyday. But a major disagreement among teachers, students, and administrators arises when it comes to whether or not technology should be utilized in the classroom. The more people you ask, the…