As summer nears, look no further than the night sky for the season’s main events. Whether you plan a day trip around them or simply admire them from your own porch, these upcoming astronomy events are determined to dazzle. Enjoy–you may just find a new pass time.
When I was a child, I was infatuated with teenage life. Thinking back, it’s understandable why I envisioned my ideal high school wardrobe and planned each prom—I grew up with the Disney Channel Original Movie lens on adolescence. Becoming a teenager represented self-expression, discovery, and yes, a slew of superficial details that decorated the entire dream.
The youth of today hear the message on repeat: take action, take action, take action. Now, as this tumultuous American social climate further interacts with our personal lives, it’s easy to feel as though we are observers of this change rather than active members. Yet we sense the gravity of our action, or lack thereof. We understand that “take action” is a vital outcry, but how do we begin?
Written by Jake Ryan and Hailey O’Donnell
Anyone active on the internet for the past ten years has certainly come upon the world’s largest online video platform, YouTube.com. It is estimated that the site is worth up to $40 billion on it’s own since Google’s purchase in 2006.
This is the new age of self-esteem threats, and they are more backhanded and discreet than ever. We all know the classic tale of society and self-confidence: Glamorous celebrities poisoning young minds, photoshopped billboards, makeup marketed for ten-year olds. Yet now there is a wrinkle to this narrative in the entirely different beast of social media. Challenges to self-confidence aren’t just for the front covers of the magazines or the red carpet anymore––they are in every pocket, on every screen. In many ways, corporations have strived to target the victims of this generation. Recent years have seen a variety of self-love campaigns, from Victoria’s Secret to Dove, all with a similar self-love selling point.
As we strive to understand our own personal beginnings, we often find that the home is never too […]