Category: Pop Culture

How Vegan Snacks Deceive Consumers

by Joseph Kulesza ’22 Among the various other trends, including but not limited to cuffing your jeans, owning an air fryer, and drinking cold brew coffee, there has emerged yet another trend that has garnered the attention of many college students: veganism.  The rise of veganism (also referred to as a plant-based diet) can be […]


The Reality of Cancel Culture Is that it Is Not Real

The Reality of Cancel Culture Is that it Is Not Real by Nicole Patano ’22 Freedom of speech does not mean freedom from consequences. When people make comments that are offensive, bigoted, or vile, they deserve to be held accountable. In recent years, all calls for holding individuals accountable for their statements and actions have […]

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You Are What You Look at: We Spend Too Much Time Looking at Other People

You Are What You Look at: We Spend Too Much Time Looking at Other People by Joseph Kulesza ’22 Opinion Staff We spend a lot of time looking at other people. The average person will spend a total of 3,462,390 minutes on social media during their lifetime. Assuming that this time is not spent exclusively […]

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The Danger of Crime Entertainment: ‘Ted Bundy’ and ‘You’ Glorify Criminal Behavior

Fascination with true crime is nothing new, but lately it seems impossible to get away from movies and documentaries about the dangers of charming criminals. Shows like Netflix’s You and Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, along with the recent film about Bundy, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, seem to have created […]

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It’s Not You, It’s Me: Breaking Up With the Fascination Over Celebrity Breakups

by Joshua Chlebowski ’21 Opinion Staff   It has been 18 days since news broke about the end of Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande’s relationship. Even after such a length of time, articles and reports about the relationship are continuing to appear on news feeds everywhere. However, between the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, upcoming elections, […]

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“We Solved It”: Celebrity Platforms are Key to Politics

by Julia McCoy ’22 Opinion Staff The beginning of this year brought us award shows with red carpets full of celebrities standing together in solidarity to raise awareness for the Time’s Up movement. Now, nearly nine months later, we saw a more subtle attempt at political commentary during this year’s Emmy Awards. Though the distinct […]

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The Oscars Join In By Saying #MeToo

by Gabrielle Bianco ’21 In recent years, the Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, has taken a turn toward the political, with movements such as #OscarsSoWhite causing the event to be not only a source of entertainment, but a rallying cry for social justice and change.  This year at the 90th Academy Awards held […]

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Ladies Celebrating Ladies: Galentine’s Day Empowers Women, Promotes Friendship

by Sarah Kelley ’18 Opinion Co-Editor From January to mid-February every year, we are reminded (whether we like it or not) that the season of love is upon us. While many view Valentine’s Day as a romantic opportunity for couples to celebrate their love and relationship, most would agree it also forgets about the rest […]

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Social Issues Are Not For Selling Cars

by Hannah Paxton ’19 Asst. Opinion Editor “Recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. That’s a new definition of greatness.” With Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month at the forefront of everyone’s mind, Dr. King’s words still ring true. But what does his definition of greatness have […]

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Are Video Games Really Just Games?

by Nicholas Moran ’19 Opinion Staff As America wakes up to news of yet another senseless mass killing, an outraged media sets its sights on the killer’s video game shelves. Glossing over complex issues like mental health treatment and gun culture, journalists like Fox and Friends anchor Steve Doocey condemn violent games like Grand Theft […]

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