In Defense of Jack Black Being Hot

A body-positive clip from School of Rock (2003) has recently gone viral. As a result, almost 18 years after the childhood classic was released, folks on the internet are ready to admit star Jack Black is hot. The clip in question features a discussion between Black’s character, music teacher Dewey Finn, and his student Tamika,…

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How Do Influencers Use Their Voice, Anyway?

40-year-old Brandon Bernard was executed on December 10 at a Federal Correctional Center in Indiana for a crime he committed in 1999. Bernard, a Black male, was sentenced to death for his gang involvement related to a double-murder in Texas when he was 18 years old. Because of his incarceration, the father of two died…

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Revenge Porn and Rob Kardashian

One evening around 2009 or 2010, I was piddling around on my Dell Ispiron like any other middle schooler my age. I basically had to teach myself internet safety, often fast-clicking out of phishing websites and discovering the seedier parts of the internet upon accident. A site my friends and I loved at the time…

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Who’s Worse?

Hatfields and McCoys. Capulets and Montagues. Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Throughout history, our society has held dear a good feud. A classic catfight usually consists of two parties, each at odds over words, actions and, more often than not, hearsay. Increasingly, modern media rejoices when celebrities, particularly female ones, throw shade in the direction…

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A Weird Time for YouTube

I like to consider YouTube like an old friend. Reliable and constant, I have always been able to fall back on YouTube at any time of the day for a few minutes away. The site holds a special place in my little millennial heart, because I grew up having YouTube in my life. I recall…

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