The controversial topic of gun control has been a front and center issue for many years, most recently hitting the front page after the fatal shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. This event was particularly striking—going viral on social media, being posted multiple times on various news outlets, inspiring thousands of protests across the country and even globally—due to the fact that the students that had been affected by the shooting were very outspoken about their opinions. These young teenagers demanded justice—in their point of view, this justice could be given by prompt actions with gun control.
In the year 2000, the December issue of the American Psychological Association's Journal of Personality and Social Psychology released a meta-analytic study in which they compared the anxiety levels in thousands of children to modern day college students. The findings, as a result, showed that anxiety has become so imminent these days that, “typical schoolchildren during the 1980s reported more anxiety than child psychiatric patients did during the 1950s.” If this is the stress that mere children felt in the 1980s, imagine the anxiety and stress that college and high school students are feeling today.
Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right politician and now the new president of Brazil. He has made a reputation as the “Trump of the Tropics.” He has been known to be outspoken about his homophobic and misogynistic views, including being caught on camera telling a woman that he would never rape her, because she’s too ugly to be raped. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
Who doesn't love a good classic? From teen films such as The Breakfast Club to sci-fi breakthroughs like Back to the Future, there are all sorts of old movies that are a must watch. These films include lead roles that are played by some of the most well-known actors of their generation. Here are a few of the best feature films from this decade.
Self-proclaimed comedian and Canadian white feminist, Nicole Arbour, has already been known for many problematic statements in the past. Over the years of her career, she has won herself a reputation of putting others down, making an unfunny joke out of it, and then putting out a brief, careless statement that's far from an apology; in fact, it's more defensive than anything.
Since its initial release on May 5, "This is America" has been trending on social media due to the powerful messages and symbolism in the music video. Childish Gambino, A.K.A. Donald Glover, proves his reputation as a musical genius through strong imagery and influential lyrics. Although this is a video everyone should see at one point, the images presented are said to be too graphic for children.