Another Day, Another Social Media Scandal: Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica Scandal

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With the prevalent use of social media in nearly every aspect of life, it’s no surprise that social media sites are oftentimes used for marketing or advertising purposes. Generally, if a person frequently posts about a particular major league sports team or a band, then he/she will likely see advertisements for either concert tickets or deals on… Read More

An Unfortunate Cancellation: The Roots SXSW Performance Cancelled Over Bomb Threat

From March 9 through to March 18, Austin hosted South by Southwest, an annual arts and media festival that draws hundreds of thousands of festival goers, musicians, filmographers, politicians, and notable business professionals around the world.    Especially in “The Live Music Capital of The World,” South by Southwest (SXSW) prides itself on a never-ending array of musical artists.… Read More

Nathaniel Rateliff to Elon Musk: The Wonderful 21st South by Southwest Festival

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Every second week in March, something magical happens in Austin, Texas, “The Live Music Capital of The World.” The most innovative minds, professionals and artists in the fields of music, film, video games, food, technology, public speaking, politics and journalism all travel to Austin for South by Southwest (SXSW), to either collaborate and/or network with one… Read More

New Policies: How Firearm Providers are Changing After Parkland Shooting

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With every argument that the second Amendment is a constitutional right and, the federal government has absolutely no right restricting firearm access, is another argument that communicates the destructive danger that high-powered rifles could cause. The gun control debate has been brewing for quite some time now; given the recent rise in gun violence and,… Read More

If Not a Crime, It Should Be: NRA Uses Gif of Leslie Knope, Much to Amy Poehler’s Dismay

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During a town hall meeting last week hosted by CNN anchor Jake Tapper which featured Florida Senator Marco Rubio and NRA Spokeswoman Dana Loesch, survivors and family members of victims of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting discussed impacts of weapons that the NRA so proudly flaunts.   The town hall was tense and deeply… Read More

Student Walkouts in Response to Parkland, Florida Shooting: How Different School Districts Are Responding

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In the days and weeks since the horrifying tragedy at Stoneman Douglas High School where the lives of 17 individuals were cut short, America has become divided over how little government regulation exists on gun control, and on the National Rifle Association’s questionable practices and collusion involving elected officials.   Among those advocating for stronger… Read More

A Presidential Playlist: Former First Lady Michelle Obama Makes Spotify Playlist for President Obama

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Even with the advent of social media, streaming media such as music and video and creating snapchat videos, I am happy to see one tradition has not faltered.   In the old days, when someone was extra special, people would usually perform a chivalrous act of creating a playlist on a CD. Whether it was… Read More