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Shift Towards Privacy in Social Media Ensures Healthy Future

Shift Towards Privacy in Social Media Ensures Healthy Future

Anderson Blum, Science, Technology & Health Editor

March 14, 2019

In little over a decade, social media has gone from a group of various technological experiments to domination of the United States and many other countries. Modern children live in a completely different social structure than the norm had been for generations. Frankly, different does not mean bad. Wh...

Social Media Alienates, Harms Mental Health

Social Media Alienates, Harms Mental Health

Yeukai Zimbwa, Contributing Writer

March 14, 2019

Hello! Good Morning! How are you? I’m fine. For human beings, performing is a part of life: automated responses, scripted small-talk, pseudo-conversations about the weather while passing in the hallways. Teenagers born and raised in the 21st century know intimately the pressures that come with the su...

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Nadia Lee, News Editor

March 14, 2019

The ubiquity of personal smartphones raises growing concerns, specifically amongst young people. According to a Common Sense Media (CSM) study, since 2011, the amount of time spent on cell phones has increased dramatically. For example, the study found that on average, 13 to 18 year olds spend up to ...

Consuming Art Intrinsically Promotes Artist

Consuming Art Intrinsically Promotes Artist

Jack Johnson, Contributing Writer

March 13, 2019

We should not separate the art from the artist. Individuals should disqualify some art as being worthy of their enjoyment if the misconduct of the artist in question was, in their opinion, sufficiently significant as to warrant not consuming their art altogether. Art produced by those at the center of the m...

Separation of Art, Artist Allows Enjoyment, Preservation of Genres

Separation of Art, Artist Allows Enjoyment, Preservation of Genres

Natalie Sabes, Arts & Culture Editor

March 13, 2019

Art is everywhere, and it plays a large role in the lives of people from all different cultures and places around the world. Therefore, the morality of separating, or not separating, an artist from their work, has come into question frequently, especially in recent years. The Me Too Movement, a name use...

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Shira Aronow, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019

Art is everywhere, and it plays a large role in the lives of people from all different cultures and places around the world. Therefore, the morality of separating, or not separating, an artist from their work, has come into question frequently, especially in recent years. The Me Too Movement, a name use...

Separating Art From the Artist

Separating Art From the Artist

Emma Martinez Sutton, Perspectives Editor

March 13, 2019

The February issue of Perspectives took on a complicated and immensely relevant topic: separating art from the artist. Since its publication, the ongoing R. Kelly scandal and a new documentary about Michael Jackson’s alleged victims have drawn more attention to the topic at hand. R. Kelly is at the cen...

Separating Art From the Artist: Perspectives Update

Emma Martinez Sutton, Perspectives Editor

March 12, 2019

The February issue of Perspectives took on a complicated and immensely relevant topic: separating art from the artist. Since its publication, the ongoing R. Kelly scandal and a new documentary about Michael Jackson’s alleged victims have drawn more attention to the topic at hand. R. Kelly is at the cen...

Examining the Government Shutdown

Examining the Government Shutdown

Anna Johns, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019

The government shutdown, reaching a record length in US history, has bombarded news broadcasting and headlines over the past few weeks. But what does a “shutdown” really mean? There doesn’t seem to be mass panic. Most daily activities seem to be continuing, but there is a lot behind the scenes that...

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