Use Your Voice

With the wave of the public’s interest in civil rights, it’s hard to avoid the topic when using social media. Trends like #blacklivesmatter, #yesallwomen and #illridewithyou flooded Twitter. Tumblr users went crazy over the topic, defending the minorities and hunting down those who abused them. Videos invaded Youtube as protesters and by-standers recorded live events […]

Common Misconceptions of Generation Y

As an active reader, I always get a kick when I see multiple posts about how this generation’s lackadaisical approach to life is the best thing since sliced bread, how it is going to change the world for the better, and so on and so forth. Sometimes as I’m scrolling down the illuminated screen after […]

Netflix to Adapt an ‘Unfortunate’ Series

Were you left angry and upset about movie adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events back in 2004? Did you leave the theater thoroughly annoyed and cover your ears anytime someone mentions that travesty of a film? Well, put your hands down and take a seat, because Netflix has acquired the rights to Lemony Snicket’s […]

Fall Out Boy Black Out Social Media, Tease New Single

Welcome to a new era of Fall Out Boy. On September 4, fans of the Chicago band were greeted with blacked out profile and cover photos of the band’s social media accounts. The band then posted a short video that allegedly spells out the name of their new single, “Centuries,” in Morse code. The band’s official […]

Six Social Media Trends That Need To Go

Social media is obviously a big part of our lives and daily routine. Nevertheless, just because you have a facebook, instagram, or whatever social media site it may be, doesn’t mean that you can do and post whatever you like on it. There are unspoken rules of what to do and what not to do. […]

The (Lack of) Diversity in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley has a major diversity problem. While this information is in no way shocking, it has recently been corroborated by data released by (some of) the companies in question. Until this May, most Silicon Valley tech giants were not in the business of releasing their EEO-1 reports detailing staff diversity numbers. When journalists filed […]

#hotfelon: Jeremy Meeks’ Viral Spread

The story of the hot felon lives on. With a chiseled jawline and striking blue eyes, Jeremy Meeks mug shot can be found everywhere on the pages of social media sites. When I came across his photo, at first I was at first puzzling to me why his photo was posted everywhere. Who is this […]

The Magazine Girls

Looking through fashion and beauty magazines I begin to get a little upset because it makes me notice just how many flaws I truly have. There’s a 4-page spread in Allure on how to maintain “perfect skin” and apply makeup “just right” and lose “tons” of weight in “so little” time. Exaggerations like these are what […]

Corruption +Social Media

Corruption+ social media= a disaster waiting to happen. This past week millions of Twitter and YouTube users in Turkey were blocked from these social media sites. This egregious action took place after tapes and audio of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkeys prime minister and his party were accused of corruption this past week. Shortly after this […]

The Social Media Revolution

The advent of social media has served as one of the largest revolutions that have ever befallen human civilization. It has greatly changed the way we interact with others, how we can influence politics and how different societies can connect with one another like never before. While social media has ushered new cultural norms such […]

Just Who is twenty one pilots Anyway?

Coined as “the best kept secret in music”, Ohio alternative pop duo twenty one pilots came away from one of the biggest performances of their career at the MTV Movie Awards leaving a lot of questions for the uninitiated. Namely, who is twenty one pilots? And what’s up with those ski masks?   and now i […]

My Chemical Romance Debut ‘Fake Your Death’

“Just look at all that pain,” could not be any more accurate. The disbanded rockers debuted their final track, “Fake Your Death” February 17 on BBC1. A music video for the song was released on the band’s website shortly after. Gerard Way, the band’s former lead singer, posted this on Twitter shortly after the song’s release: […]

Winter Olympics Woes: Poor conditions and Ongoing Construction

As world renowned athletes and reporters continue to arrive in Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics, they may not find the same amenities and facilities they’re used to. Amid continued debate on whether Sochi is ready for one of the biggest events of the year, people from around the world are seeing for themselves if […]

Technology and Fashion Had a Baby and it was all Good.

2013 introduced us to the beautiful marriage of fashion and media. Resulting in their fabulous children, blog, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. And 2014 shows that this family will continue to expand. Take Lauren Coppin Campbell for example, a beautiful, insightful, and well spoken 16 year old whose Fashion Killer blog has over 8,000 page views […]

Rapper Lil Snupe Dead

18 year old rapper and associate of Meek Mill, Lil Snupe, has died. It’s been reported that Lil Snupe was shot to death. This tragic news was confirmed this morning by Lil Snupe’s manager, Leem7st on his Twitter account. Leem7st: “The call I got this morning is un real RIP 2 my Lil nigga lilsnupe”. Lil Snupe was reportedly shot 5 times, […]

Redskins Star QB RGIII Blasts ‘Tyranny of Political Correctness’

Washington, D.C., Councilmember David Grosso has announced his plans to introduce a resolution that calls on the Washington Redskins to change their team’s moniker, posturing that the name is “racist and derogatory,” and that “it’s time to make a change.” Grosso’s resolution suggests “Redtails” as the team’s new nickname, saying that it would honor the […]

Twitter Contributes to TV Ratings, Launches Music Application for iOS

Back in December, the microblogging site Twitter announced that they would be teaming up with Neilsen to create an official social television ratings system. On their blog, Head of Media Chloe Sladden wrote, “As the experience of TV viewing continues to evolve, our TV partners have consistently asked for one common benchmark from which to […]

Listen Close! Josiah Leming Hits the Road for Headlining Tour

About a month ago, independent artist Josiah Leming hit the road with fellow singer-songwriter One Love for his first headlining tour, the Listen Close Tour, which will take him across North America. April 10 was the Atlanta stop, and naturally, I was in attendance for both the show and for VIP. And y’all, I think […]

MTV names Rihanna “Rockstar of the Year”

Who cares if she doesn’t play Rock N Roll? She’s definitely got the attitude! If there’s one thing we’ve learned this year, it’s that Rihanna is going to do whatever the hell she wants. That attitude and the party-hard lifestyle have earned Rihanna MTV’s “Rockstar of the Year” title. It’s not the 777 Tour or […]

will.i.am wants to “Scream and Shout” with Britney Spears

It’s will.i.am and Britney, bitch.  Britney Spears unveiled her latest collaborative effort during Wednesday’s episode of The X Factor.  “Walking to the stage now but I’ll be back afterwards,” tweeted Britney before the première. “… cannot wait to hear what y’all think of the video!!!” “Wow!!! I feel so excited and full of energy right […]