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Zendaya: From Disney Channel Star to Award-Winning Actress

Now that January is here, the usual holiday cheer is beginning to fade, and winter is in full-swing (fellow Mid-westerners, I’m with you), we can start looking ahead at yet another wonderful time of the year… *drumroll please*…. award...

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Why Instagram is Hiding Likes

As more and more research unveils the alarmingly detrimental effects of social media and the mental health of young people, Instagram recently made waves with an important announcement. In an effort to combat the feelings of anxiety or inadequacy...

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Teen Culture Update: December 2019

New year, a new decade, and lots of new teen culture to catch up on. With 2019 behind us, I’m looking into 2020 with lots of hope for what this generation will do in the coming decade. Before looking...

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Human Beings Not Human Doings: What the Story of Christmas Reveals About Our Goodness

Even though the hustle and bustle of Christmas day has passed, the Christmas season is still going strong. Christmas is truly a joyous season full of family time and traditions, but it is also a season full of “teachable...

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Lizzo Be Shining

“Lizzo” is becoming more of a household name every day. I became aware of this reality when I received a call from my mom telling me she “just saw someone named Lizzo play the flute and sing Hip Hop...

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Why We Can’t Look Away: the Content On YouTube

In my previous blog, I unpacked some of the addictive nature of YouTube and how it, as a platform, has been designed to command people’s attention and keep them using the platform. There’s another layer to the world of...

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Teen Culture Update: November 2019

Disney+, detachment from technology, and meme culture are just a few of the things dominating teen culture this month. Now that Thanksgiving has ended and Christmas is just around the corner — not to mention a new year and...

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The Rise of “OK Boomer” and How to Break the Generational Gap

The slogan “OK Boomer” is making a rise among Generation Z. Whether it is on the front of shirts and sweatshirts, in songs, or being used as a hashtag, Generation Z is making their voice heard while mocking the...

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