As concerns over a looming climate crisis continue to grow, many people have begun attempting to live a much more sustainable lifestyle, known as “zero waste.” The mission for any person interested in zero waste is to create as little waste as possible in their lives, which includes things like forgoing single-use plastics, composting almost all food waste, and even making their own natural detergents and cleaners.
Today, the fashion world is overwhelmed with fast fashion options. Fashion retailers, like H&M, Urban Outfitters, Zara, and GAP all follow the “fast fashion” model—that is, a business model in which these stores push out the latest trends as quickly as possible, sacrificing both quality for consumers and fair wages for workers.
People are always mad about something. Like a rollercoaster, the anger at indignity gets the adrenaline pumping, words get heated, and people feel the vindication of being right, or otherwise proving someone else wrong.
Last month, I canceled my Netflix subscription. A big part of it was cost—starting a new phase in life requires some extra money on hand, and every dollar counts—but I can’t deny that part of it was the boredom. The mindless searching through Netflix’s algorithm to find something good to watch, then closing the window after 30-40 minutes of fruitless wandering. My time, literally eaten up by the inability to choose.
It is heartbreaking to know that the path to equality and justice is not a linear one. This last week, Vice President Mike Pence admitted to the claims that the Trump Administration had been denying requests from embassies to fly the rainbow flag, the symbol of support to LGBTQ+ people. This new policy is a reversal of the Obama Administration policy, which was to grant all requests to fly the Pride flag during Pride Month.
Shortly after the fourth episode of the final season of HBO’s hit series, Game of Thrones, a petition was posted on Change.org. In it, petition-maker "Dylan" called for the eighth season of GoT to be completely rewritten and remade by “competent writers.” As of today, over 1.5 million angry fans have signed the petition.