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Alex Morrison

March 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion

It’s always an interesting time when a social media giant gets nervous. In recent years, there has been a sharp decline in the membership among young people using Facebook. In fact, Forbes rated Facebook as having a smaller youth following than LinkedIn, a career promotion site. This is a surprising...

YouTube Red: hit or miss?

Vishwa Shah, Writer

March 29, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

YouTube is home to thousands of videos, creators, and fresh content. It hosts everything from movie trailers to vlogs, and serves as the go to site for video content. Change is not welcome by everyone, even if it brings new benefits. YouTube Red is one such change: it adds a paid subscription model...

Point/Counterpoint: should the FBI force Apple to unlock the shooter’s phone?

Shreya Patel and Monisha Pillai

March 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Point/CounterPoint

Point: Cell phones tend to be places where people keep their innermost thoughts, as well as information that needs to be heavily guarded, such as credit card numbers and other personal records. The government really has no place in accessing these very private affairs, regardless of what security measure...

The immigration issue

The immigration issue

March 29, 2016


Filed under Editorials

On the road to the 2016 general election, few topics have been as hotly debated as U.S. immigration reform. The issue is dominating the media and as discussion has transpired in these past months, has even threatened to drive a wedge through the Republican Party. Candidates and immigration Most notably, preside...

Stop the stereotypes

Stop the stereotypes

February 22, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, r&b Magazine

A Spanish-speaking boy who “must be Mexican,” two Asian girls — one Chinese, one Vietnamese — who “look like sisters” and a Haitian boy who “doesn’t act black.” They hear these comments every day, but that doesn’t make it less infuriating. These assumptions are called “microaggressions”...

Traveling teaches you valuable lessons

Amber Shemesh

February 18, 2016


Filed under Columns, Life, Opinion, r&b Magazine

My earliest memories are from foreign countries. I sometimes recall faint images from unrecognizable places – they could’ve been from Chile, they could’ve been from Egypt. I’m not sure. I started traveling when I was a few months shy of a year old. Since then, I’ve been to 39 countries (not...

It seemed like the only choice

It seemed like the only choice

February 18, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, r&b Magazine

I didn’t realize something was wrong until it was 2 a.m. and I had a stomach full of pills. I had felt sad for a while but didn’t know the thoughts racing through my head were not common and not a joke. I’ve never been one to take my feelings seriously. After returning from a party that weekend,...

5 Takeaways from the Iowa Caucuses

Daniel Hamilton, Editor-in-Chief

February 4, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Embed from Getty Images The presidential election season is now officially upon us. The Iowa caucuses mark the beginning of the primary races for both parties, and, while the caucus system is really confusing, they are commonly used by the media for projection purposes. While these projections ...

It’s just a cup

It’s just a cup

Vishwa Shah

December 16, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The controversy over the 2015 Starbucks “Red Cup” was totally unnecessary. It’s a red ombre cup. There’s nothing wrong with it. If you think it’s anti-Christian, your argument is unjustified. The Starbucks cups from previous years have never had a relationship to Christianity — just winter. In...

A form of equality

A form of equality

Juliana Lechner

December 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Intolerant Target shoppers everywhere are shouting and ranting on Twitter. The aisles of the superstore no longer are donned in segregated pinks and blues. Barbies are now close relatives to G.I. Joes. And some people are finding this offensive. Somehow. Target’s new gender neutral toy section...

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