Kelsie Westmoreland, Washington and Lee University
With their 10th and final season airing this year, let’s take a look back on this famous family’s best headlines.
Gabrielle Sheehan, Montclair State University
Her Instagram, sharp comments and recent petition campaign have all helped shed light on issues surrounding body image.
Jamie Lovley, University of Maine
And the latest fight centered around … a family Christmas card?
Valarie Kiel, Texas State University
MIT professor César Hidalgo’s eight-part reality television series, “In My Shoes,” proposes treating academics like pop stars.
Jessinta Smith, Suffolk Community College
They’re multiracial, trans-allies, family-oriented, sexually liberated, self-confident businesswomen, and what’s the argument against?
Trinity Crompton, Molloy College
The relatively low stakes of this series help make it a quality reality program that stands out from many of its peers.
Isabella Savides, University of Pretoria
The questionable popularity of the British monarchy might be on the decline with their growing lack of relatability.
In a world that is dominated by social media and digital aesthetics, a return to the more vintage analog tradition promises a rewarding, more genuine end product.
Daniela Saffran, Rollins College
The trend has been around for decades, but society has polarizing opinions concerning the effects that its promotion has on adolescent girls.
L.R. Staples, Sarah Lawrence College
In an age when Black women’s sexuality continues to be taken from them, so-called ‘Hot Lists’ like Maxim’s ‘Hot 100’ ought to be scrutinized more than ever.
Tanisha Bhat, Boston University
After winning nine awards at the Prime Time Emmys, the formerly overlooked sitcom isn’t so overlooked anymore.
Farah Javed, CUNY Baruch College
The skin whitening cream perpetuates the notion that lighter skin is better than darker skin.
Audrey Martin, Boston University
Can shows about the police foster discussion, or do even well-intentioned cop shows ultimately provide ideological cover for police violence?
As demonstrations in response to George Floyd’s death continue globally, entertainers are participating in the movement by donating and marching.
Alyssa Alexander, SUNY Buffalo State
Celebrities like the Kardashians and companies like H&M are praised for the styles that black people are derided for, then profit off of the publicity caused by the anger.
With no dark-skin representation, the show is continuing the harmful idea that only light-skinned black people are worth casting.
Karunya Bhramasandra, Stanford University
Anne Gardiner Perkins’ new book gives voice to the first women who helped end gender discrimination at the prestigious school in the 1960s.
Kayla Johnson, Bradley University
He values quantity over quality and it’s getting old, really fast. If he had a diverse team of writers to help out, his career might have many good years ahead.
Lauren Shull, University of Central Missouri
If you’re worried about your biological clock, preserving your eggs for a later date might be your safest bet.
Dylan Kazanova, University of Texas at San Antonio
Ashton Kutcher’s country comedy is about to come to the conclusion we’ve all been waiting for.
Blair Krassen, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia
The collection is designed to keep you warm and comfortable while remaining in style during the holiday season.
You’re not superficial just because you want to change how your teeth look.
Eric Alexander, University of Colorado Denver
The Netflix comedy special attempts to reconnect Ansari and his fans for the first time since his allegations.
Luke Hebert, Baruch College
Becoming a feminist isn’t exactly a business venture, Kris Jenner.
Stina Chang, University of Southern California
It’s everything you love about reality TV — but British.
Katelyn Melder, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
It has certainly paid off to keep up for this long.
Yeezy there Kanye … You’re getting a tad too culty.
Sarah Mease, Columbia College Chicago
Jameela Jamil wants you to change the way you see, not the way you look.
Caleb Dukes, Rice University
After all, the Kardashians are well-known for bending the truth to their benefit.
Meagan Bess, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Keeping up with the Kardashian-West family in 11 minutes
Anna Sutherland, American University
‘Legally Blonde’ jokes aside, she certainly has the pedigree.
Michael Wu, Case Western Reserve University
The mobile game is nearly five years old, but still nets tens of millions yearly.
Jillian Morris, Chapman University
These style savants are pushing the world of jawns into overdrive.
The low-carb, high-fat eating plan has caught the attention of several A-listers.
Grace Larson, Ripon College
Who knew a singing, rapping, twerking flautist would be the key to inspiring body positivity?
Katie Farrell, Queens University of Charlotte
The app and the eating disorder community have a long, troubled history together.
Katie Sheets, University of Vermont
Comments remarking that Khloe’s daughter, True, was ‘too dark’ led her mother to disable comments on the photo.
Study Breaks Staff
The UK has a better understanding of women’s interests.
Her heated argument with the umpire cast a light on sexism in tennis.
Her comments showed how much her privilege has made her blind to the realities of normal people.
Michelle Dreyer, Southern New Hampshire University
The social media poet has become a worldwide phenomenon.
Ryan Secard, College of Wooster
Think of the joke material.
Unlike most of her peers, Conrad turned her big break into a career.
Unlike Kylie Jenner, she didn’t start off with millions of dollars and a celebrity last name.
Kate Maxwell, NC State University
After years of injecting her lips with fillers, Jenner’s opted for the au natural look.
Kylie Harrington, University of Southern California
Peteiana Grandson leaves no moment undocumented, but also leave no questions answered.
Sema’Jay Hall, San Francisco State University
The bromance nobody asked for.
Kayla Platoff, Maryville University
It’s time to throw this word out with the trash.
Sarah Hoenig, Texas A&M University
You probably read these classic literature novels in high school, but your adult experiences will give them a whole new meaning.
By choosing to remain silent and social media free, Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy sent a powerful feminist message about reproductive choice and autonomy.
Cleo-Symone Scott, Virginia Commonwealth University
From Kylie Jenner to George Clooney, the obsession with celebrity pregnancy photos is causing unhealthy stress for these famous parents.
Jovana Vajagic, DePaul University
After years of judgment, one video made me cry and hope for the Kardashian/Jenner’s success.
In a time of Trump tweets and political opinions, sharing messages of self-love are necessary to have a positive year.
Louisiana State University’s Jason Badeaux talks of his dream job, the Kardashians and caramel.
Keegan Fornoff, Southeast Missouri State University
Is today’s generation replacing ‘The Real World’ with real-world video bloggers?
D'Ariel Myrick, University of Georgia
You’d think by now that this wouldn’t still be an issue.
Flavia Martinez, Amherst College
Some models earn enough to make a living from their social media, which puts the phrase ‘bumming it’ in an entirely different light.
Kayla Kibbe, Connecticut College
In the eyes of Cooper Hefner, ‘Playboy’ and its nudity are bastions of self-expression that have empowered women for decades. How wrong is he?
The student body president of Oregon University dishes on her secret culinary dreams, and more, in the Study Breaks questionnaire.
Ben Zhang, Duke University
Sometimes, the most effective protest is a turned back.
Tylah Silva, Emerson College
You don’t need a “revenge body,” you need better friends.
Kristian Porter, Northern Kentucky University
Mattie Winowitch, Waynesburg University
Out of the trash heap thats is cable television comes a smart, emotionally masterful series that will have you reevaluating your life with every episode.
If the goal of your dieting is to be happy with your body, there’s a more effective approach than empty promises.
Aliyah Thomas, Mount Saint Mary College
Save for the celebrity involved, photo leaks seem to be nothing new—and unfortunately, neither is the tired, misguided dialogue surrounding them.
Lindsey Davis, Iowa State University
Millennials are not defined by traits like laziness or disrespect, and I am not ashamed to be part of the most accepting group of Americans yet.
Bri Griffith, Carlow University
If nothing else, at least you’ll avoid awkward silence.
We judge three accounts to find out.
Sofia Rivera, Simmons College
Both figures are defined by one ugly quality, but it’s what’s made them both famous.
Nicole Yang, Amherst College
The difference between celebrity and superstardom is now available as a keyboard.
Daniel Enjamio, Santa Fe College
The image, which juxtaposed her lavish vacation against the poverty of Cuba, reflects the fundamental problem with romanticizing the country.
Mallory Arnold, Ohio University
For celebrities in the digital age, every tweet, post and picture is a self-promotional platform. Combine that massive influence with megalomania, and you get Kanye West.
Gabriela Hernandez, Kansas State University and Guest Contributor
Self-confidence, humor and admiration don’t seem like such bad attributes.
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