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Popcorn and a Movie

The Netflix and Chill Brand

Netflix revolutionized cinematic and television culture. It turned television into a medium that is valued as highly – both creatively and financially – as the film industry. In its infancy, ...
Loss of Truth and Loss of Trust in Government

Fake News, Real Trust Issues

What happens when a journalist reaches a conclusion with which you disagree? Fake news. What happens when a government agency releases statistics that disprove your argument? Fake news. The current ...
Coffee and spoon

Starbucks Subtle Mastery of UGC

Starbucks is internationally renowned for two things: the consistency of its beverages and the inevitable misspelling of customers’ names on their cups. Starbucks spelling mistakes first went viral in 2013, ...
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The Homework Gap: A Civil Rights Issue

In 1954, the Supreme Court of the United States held that the long-standing policy of separate but equal education facilities is inherently unequal and unconstitutional. Sixty-four years later, students across ...

Geo-Blocking and the Subjective Freedom of the Internet

Freedom is inherently subjective. During a recent discussion, a peer posed the question, “Do we have complete freedom on the internet?” From an American perspective, the question isn’t about the ...
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Level Four

Level four. Fourteen months ago, these two words meant nothing to me. But for the past year, they have defined me. Level four is the rate at which I am ...