Sign of the Times

Beyoncé’s “Cowboy Carter” Signals Hope for a Country Renaissance

Riley Burke reflects on the resurgence of country music and what caused it.
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ChatGPT: The new cheat code

Tara Mandrekar reflects on their experience learning more about how ChatGPT affects students across campus.
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In defense of bimbo feminism in academics: a woman’s right to mediocrity

Elizabeth Lee discusses bimbo feminism and defends a woman's right to mediocrity.
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Check your language: We need to change how we talk about COVID

Phoebe Mitchem reflects on how media literacy
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Diversity hire: the diversity fires

Amanda Marroquin reflects on the recent LA Times workforce changes and what it means for the organization.
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Spotify Users: Your Playlists are Performative

Phoebe Mitchem thinks Spotify has just become another social media.
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Where’d All the Time Go?

Haley Joseph explores why we feel like time is going faster and faster.
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Stories from Storke: Encounter with a ghost

José Suarez and Maya Salem share some run-ins with the supernatural.
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Powerhouses versus props: the “it” factor in female representation

Haley Joseph critiques common caricatures of women in the media, and wonders what makes a character, as the kids say, an "It Girl".
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The restoration of history: how art transforms the narrative

Haley Joseph takes inspiration from curator Diana Nawi’s guest lecture and reflects on how art informs the present.
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Authentic cuisine is overrated: a brief history of Chinese American food (and why there’s no shame in loving it)

Elizabeth Lee dishes on how authentic food is a misnomer and embracing the immigrant experience.
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Kardashian Kontradictions and the business of self-commodification

Riley Burke delves into the self-commodification of the Kardashians and the accompanying effects.
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Drag her to the mainstream: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and the commodification of queer culture

Suryaansh Dongre considers how the representation of queer culture in media balances marketability and authenticity.
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Beauty and the beast of Eurocentric standards

Once upon a time, Zuri Wilson writes of a world in which representation is much more than appearance.
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Monster: The ethics of true crime

Elizabeth Lee weighs the ethics of true crime media.
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