Lauren Sung, University of Georgia
An idea that’s back up for discussion because of the latest Billie Eilish video, the term refers to media alluding to queer representation, but never delivering upon it.
Alexa Katherine Will, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Cole’s dieting book has received celebrity praise, but it’s facing public backlash for spreading harmful misinformation.
Daniel Buccafusca, East Stroudsburg University
What follows after the passing of beloved public figures is an overwhelming amount of suffering, even from those that never met the deceased.
Kirtika Sharad, George Washington University
It’s become expected of the rich and famous to use their massive platforms to tackle social and political issues, but should they be involved at all?
Emily Davies, Solent University
Danielle Kuzel, Florida State University
Service industry workers on the video-sharing platforms are letting users know which stars are kind and which ones are entitled.
Chloe Hamer, Pitzer College
These influential and socially aware individuals are more than capable of running the Oval Office.
Farah Javed, CUNY Baruch College
As demonstrations in response to George Floyd’s death continue globally, entertainers are participating in the movement by donating and marching.
Emerson Holmes, Lindenwood University
Representation is important. That’s why it’s crucial that we see transgender faces in the mainstream.
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.
Bryan Lance, Liberty University
You know you’ve made it when your drink of choice is your own booze.
Madison Feser, Seton Hall University
Whether romanticized or condemned, serial killers are a staple of today’s Americana. But when, and how, did the fascination with society’s most deviant begin?
You don’t have to have a team of fashion advisors and stylists if you want to change your look like big-time celebrities.
Rickea Bell, Saint Peter’s University
No sugarcoating here, thanks.
Cameron Rapata, Columbia College Chicago
It’s refreshing to have men like this to look up to.
Indigo Holmes, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
An update on the Paul Bros., Shawn Mendes, Liza Koshy and Lele Pons.
The low-carb, high-fat eating plan has caught the attention of several A-listers.
Katie Sheets, University of Vermont
Naked children, dead parents and verbal abuse have become business as usual for the photographers.
Alex Futo, Otterbein University
These furry friends will put your follower count to shame.
Haley Newlin, Southern New Hampshire University
From hateful comments to mocking memes, social media has become too much for these celebs.
Gabbi Calabrese, Arkansas Tech University
Spoiler alert: I debunk the reasons.
Ryan Secard, College of Wooster
Think of the joke material.
The ‘Riverdale’ star is body positive, fiercely supportive of other actresses and unapologetic about her ideals.
Kate Maxwell, NC State University
A recent incident at ACE Comic Con in Seattle is just the latest result of what social scientists are calling ‘parasocial relationships.’
Adriana Luna, Northwest Vista College
Yes, I did judge all these outfits with $2 in my bank account.
Marissa Cortes, Stony Brook University
Creator of ‘Hamilton’ Lin-Manuel Miranda has put together a massive effort to rally Puerto Rican celebrities and send aid to the devastated island.
Alyssa Cook, Ball State University
These it-girls have taken over the world of fashion so far in 2017.
Kristian Porter, Northern Kentucky University
Whether or not their message is effective, discomfiting or timely, every American has the right to voice their thoughts.
Kwami Maranga, Binghamton University
With an already long history of controversial projects, Kanye’s newest feud-fueled music video has stirred up the internet once again.
Kaitlyn Anderson, Cornell University
To avoid being ensnared in constantly changing trends, build a summer wardrobe with items that are worth the investment.
Jo Stephens, Georgetown University
Through the turmoil of this nefarious civil case, we discover that the real antogonist is the public eye.
Maria Merlo, Eastern Michigan University
Is the smörgåsbord simply a myth?
Niall Calvert, Wesleyan University
This celebrity lawsuit has demonstrated the transformative effect of social media on public opinion.
Alyssa Griffin, Molloy College
The rise of makeup and beauty trends that try to emulate Asian features has prompted discussions about the harmful effects of stereotypes.
Vanessa Rivera, James Madison University
Two fans speak on the experience of waiting at the Fairfax, VA courthouse, including the pet owner whose furry companions received widespread attention.
Meredith Granmayeh, Chapman University
In an increasingly online world, the line between enthusiasm and obsession in fan communities has become blurred.
Karina Rojas, University of Texas at San Antonio
Although the man himself has passed on, his musical portraits of those who live on the margins continue to resonate.
Joy Young, Chapman University
With many new and controversial trends coming out of the acclaimed grocery store, what do their products say about taking a rich spin on an everyday errand?
Debbie Aspromonti, Hofstra University
What’s in store for the film’s follow-up? Perhaps a look back on the original can provide some context.
Aly Walters, Michigan State University
Ditch your smartphone if you really want to make memories during the sunny season.
Ally Xu, Northeastern University
Ever since it was first invented in the 1920s, this traditional dress has followed the arc of modern Chinese history.
There is no greater gift than to be born into a family of Hollywood royalty. After all, what is there to worry about?
Maggie Habermas, University of Texas at San Antonio
When the world’s burning, sequins won’t save anyone.
At one of the most prestigious events of the year, we expect artists to deliver their best and serve the theme to the best of their ability. This is not the case.
The popular television star parts ways with his career on CBC, leaving fans shocked — however, his departure may offer some new opportunities for the format.
Myles Allan, University of New Haven
The Spider-Man actor’s break from acting reveals the nature of celebrity burnout and how it affects famous people physically and mentally.
Maximilian Padilla-Rodriguez, Florida Atlantic University
The annual expo’s recent announcement reflects its years of difficulty in surviving the modern gaming industry.
The name-brand store dominated the aughts. Now, as the decade becomes a source of revived trends, we have the perfect opportunity to reflect on the company’s sometimes problematic past.
The two highly anticipated events reveal one of the most powerful forces behind some of the biggest brands.
Does catering to the social media influencer provide a worthy investment for a company, or is it just another privilege for the growing industry?
Like the rest of our entertainment, many novels resort to cheap thrill tactics. These books, however, affirm the power of literature to give insight into the human experience.
Asiya Robinson, Rowan University
There is major controversy surrounding the incident that occurred between Will Smith and Chris Rock at the Oscars this year — here’s what it all means.
Seen from the recent release of his new single, ‘As It Was,’ the upcoming album may prove well worth the wait.
Lena Bramsen, The New School
Famous women throughout history have influenced both fashion trends and societal change while looking good doing it.
Peyton Conner, Indiana University
Fans often show their love for their favorite media through fan art, fan translations and video game mods, but are they getting the recognition they really deserve?
It’s easy to write off the public feud as fodder for entertainment, but people should consider the gravity of the situation — regarding both mental health and everyone’s safety.
Many are still wary of the practice even though it’s much more varied than stereotypes would have you believe.
Following the Ukraine crisis, it is important to address the appropriate times to use humor and how it can invalidate a situation.
Appreciating the famous on their very special day is a must for some super-fans — is this just one more part of a parasocial relationship or is it just harmless fun?
It seems to be everyone’s favorite drama-filled TV show out currently, but will the behind-the-scenes drama ruin it for everyone?
Celebrities are notorious for getting crazy, yet ‘The Batman’ actor has somehow managed to make it look cool.
Julie Morse, Pomona College
Immerse yourself in this breathtaking historical fiction series filled with drama, adventure and romance.
The brand has managed to build a cult of the affluent around its product, but is the expensive ring really worth it?
While the new wave of posts from influencers looks a lot different from the carefully posed photos that defined an earlier generation of users, they aren’t any less deliberate.
Dr. Luke’s upcoming tracks with Kim Petras have resurfaced allegations that the producer abused singer Kesha.
Angry fans captivated by the TikTok sensation’s life take things too far after his rejection from Julliard.
Isabella Savides, University of Pretoria
Legions of fans grieve the loss of one of the world’s greatest legends.
Mai Senser, Virginia Commonwealth University
Those eye-catching fragrance advertisements may not be quite as effective as they are memorable.
Jenna Amore, Oakland University
It’s no surprise that fan favorites Darci Lynne and Kodi Lee are making names for themselves after their wins, but what happened to Shin Lim and Grace VanderWaal?
Jake Sanders, Rhodes College
Although he’s played a huge role in rock ‘n’ roll history for the past few decades, the rocker’s memoir shows that he’s just an ordinary guy.
Noir Galvin, Arcadia University
Social media isn’t always detrimental. It can actually be a really good place for individuals to learn more about themselves.
Esha Shah, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Shaving has been scientifically proven to be unnecessary both hygienically and biologically, so why is skipping the act still stigmatized for women?
Let’s take a walk down memory lane and remember what made all of us laugh throughout this eventful year.
Let’s face it, a small untruth told by seasoned restaurant work staff can make the dining experience easier and better for everyone.
Becky Hardin, University of Arizona Global Campus
The Disney+ documentary series takes the Marvel superhero to new heights, but are they too steep for the actor to conquer?
Devote the fun, artsy activity to the entire fall season, not just the spooky holidays.
Tiffany Singh, University of Central Florida
Though it may sound intimidating, eliminating your external stimuli can be relaxing and might even reduce your chronic pain.
The superstar returns with another documentary to recap the major changes in his tumultuous life.
Virginia Laurie, Washington and Lee University
The ‘Twilight’ actress is set to marry screenwriter Dylan Meyer, prompting the question: How can the media help with LGBTQ+ visibility?
Re’nesia Mills, University of Tampa
Female rap artists like Yung Miami, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion make mature music all the time, but why are parents bothered by it?
Megan Heenan, Nevada State College
Who are the people behind these first few viral sensations, why were they chosen and who created them?
The viral pug became a TikTok sensation and has taken social media by storm with his daily predictions.
The Golden Globes, Oscars and Emmys have recently faced criticism for a lack of representation in their voting committees as well as their nominee and winner selections.
As these gaming and sports memorabilia continue to appreciate in value, it is crucial to consider whether this new market is taking away fun from younger generations.
The ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ star is slated to voice the iconic Italian video game protagonist, but people are worried that the movie will focus on star power over quality.
The social media app caters to individuals’ creative interests more than it attempts to attract likes and followers.
Tori Barney, Columbia College Chicago
Any person with experience in customer service knows all too well how some patrons forget that their servers are people too.
The country’s recent bans limit online access for underage users, which could be seen as an extreme act of control or an attempt to genuinely provide a solution to a serious issue.
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.
Zach Terrillion, Oberlin College
Many people said that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Tax the Rich’ outfit didn’t do anything concrete — but what they don’t realize is that just getting the message out there can spark a movement.
Some members of the LGBTQ+ community look askance at more femme expression among gay men. It’s time to embrace this aspect of the community instead.
If you’re using Instagram, Facebook, et. al., for your business, make sure you’re taking advantage of tools that can help you grow.
Study Breaks Staff
After the Bon Appétit scandal hit the popular platform, another chef full of personality and charm has risen to take its place.
L.R. Staples, Sarah Lawrence College
A cover by @mars_is_great is inspiring other users to include the song in videos of their own as they appreciate remarkable works.
Korean bands like H.O.T. and BTS have done a lot to normalize ‘soft masculinity,’ but South Korean culture as a whole remains patriarchal and heteronormative.
Olivia Wisse, Hofstra University
This masterful modern historical fiction novel explores celebrity culture, family destiny and female strength — all on the glamorous surf of California.
Mariam Nasief, Columbia University
Celebrities are admitting that they don’t bathe, revealing the classism of society’s fixation on hyper-cleanliness.
Zach Spangler, University of Michigan
Having recently signed a mammoth deal for six new seasons and 14 new movies, the creators of the animated powerhouse have ensured a cascade of content to come.
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