Fashion & Makeup

  • Black Panther and Civic Imagination

    The Marvel movie “Black Panther” was not only a blockbuster hit but became a movement shortly after its release. The movie follows two characters, T’challa and Killmonger, as they fight over who is Wakanda’s rightful king and protector of the land.  People praised the movie for its imaginary utopia where black people aren’t oppressed or…

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  • The Real Story Behind Body Size and Health

    Body size often comes with subtle judgments, beliefs, and stereotypes about a person’s character. If you are overweight, you must be lazy, less fashionable, and unhealthy. However, if you are thin, you are pegged as determined, beautiful, fashionable, and at the pinnacle of health.  Many people, including myself, have suffered from the sweeping generalization that…

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  • Conspiracy Theories and Sandy Hook

    December 14, 2012, was a sad day for all. Around 9:30 a.m., Adam Lanza shot his way through the entrance of Sandy Hook Elementary School. Moments after, he killed the school’s principal, Dawn Hochsprung, and the school’s psychologist, Mary Sherlach.  He made his way to a classroom and killed Lauren Rousseau, the classroom teacher, and 14…

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  • Fact-Checking Digital Manipulation

    For this week’s blog post, I decided to write about the altered photo of two men with a pride flag.   The altered photo depicts two men in leather harnesses waving a pride flag, with a small child in between the two men and another kid sitting on the shoulders of the man on the left.…

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  • Media Log: Data Collection Edition

    Hello, and welcome to my media log. I’ve decided to record Friday, January 27th; this day is a little different from most because it’s my day off. So, you will see an increase in the use of social media and digital apps compared to my previous media diary.   Without further ado, here is my media…

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  • Net Neutrality: The Law the US Needs

    Net neutrality has been a controversial topic for a while; however, it shouldn’t be. The concept of net neutrality enables everyone to have equal and fair access to the internet regardless of the device or the application used. It ensures that internet service providers do not slow down sites or block access to certain websites.  …

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  • Media Diary

    Media Diary

    Hello, and welcome to my media diary for January 13th, 2023. I chose to record a typical Friday for me. A general workday shows my elaborate use of media plus, I generally work on the weekends, so my weekends are not that different.  You will see heavy use of Google, lifestyle sites, and TikTok. Without…

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