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?
Alyssa Griffin, Molloy College
50 years after Monroe donned the historic garment, the dress was brought out for the famous reality TV star to wear at the Met Gala — leaving many spectators unhappy.
After a tumultuous divorce, the two meet in court to battle over accusations of defamation and domestic violence.
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?
Jenna Amore, Oakland University
Despite his recent breakup with Camila Cabello, the artist’s new single emphasizes the love the couple still shares for one another.
Mariam Nasief, Columbia University
Celebrities are admitting that they don’t bathe, revealing the classism of society’s fixation on hyper-cleanliness.
Ariana Quijano, Georgia State University
The renewed interest in the star-studded couple provides another example of the public’s subconscious longing for ‘happy endings.’
Anna Hupp, University of Wyoming
While the documentary possesses some glaring flaws, both ethically and thematically, it is nonetheless a worthwhile and authentic exploration of the troubled idealist’s life and death.
#FreeBritney is at its peak — and through it we see a woman trying to regain control of her life being met with corruption, sexism and abuse.
Jael Davis, DePaul University
Don’t let the colorful swimsuits and fruity lotions fool you: Excessive sun or UVA exposure can be a pathway toward racial transgressions.
Justin Spencer, University of Texas at San Antonio
The moves of notable celebrities like Elon Musk and Joe Rogan are having an impact on the Lone Star State, but no one is sure what the final result will be.
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.
Arianna Taylor, University of Rochester
Concert and other music documentaries give us access to the lives behind the public faces of artists such as Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift and more.
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?
Benjamin Chen, Columbia University
This Netflix reality TV show focuses on the lives of West Coast real estate agents, but the social issues buried within it are anything but glamorous.
Sarah Esquivel, University of Texas at San Antonio
The increased presence of celebrities on social media sometimes makes people think they are closer to their favorites than they are. This can have serious consequences.
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.
Audrey Martin, Boston University
Usually silent on political issues, the comedian put his family-friendly jokes aside to express his vehement anger toward Donald Trump.
Chloe Hamer, Pitzer College
These influential and socially aware individuals are more than capable of running the Oval Office.
The new Netflix documentary entertains and informs those wanting to learn more about psychedelics — from a distance.
Kaitlyn Nuebel, University of Pittsburgh
Apple TV+’s latest series uses letters from people all over the world to demonstrate the impact one person can have.
Nina Dutta, Occidental College
Your body won’t always look ‘perfect’ and that’s okay.
Caleb Dukes, Rice University
There are some critical absences this year. First off: Awkwafina.
Megan Thompson, Montclair State University
The young singer brought fans down a road toward the weird and wonderful world of the average teenage girl.
From the casual lyric drops to dragging misogynists, the musician took important stands and summed up an influential, storied career (so far).
Kristin Auld, St John’s University
From musical performances to weekend updates, this season is full of gems.
A ‘Fine Line’ opinion that’s as unbiased as I can be.
The pop star’s presence was inescapable.
Let’s talk about the highs, lows and how the heck Sean Spicer lasted so long in the competition.
If you’re a fan of ‘The Office,’ then your dream may have finally come true. This podcast gives listeners a unique perspective on the long-running sitcom.
Rocco Romano, University of Iowa
Even as a faulty film, the idea behind the Zach Galifianakis vehicle communicates a lot about culture and society.
Maddy Ipema, Columbia College Chicago
Frost’s relatability and versatility glisten in his podcast.
Abby Webb, Rice University
It’s time to stop shaming people for taking nudes, and start doing something about the ones who leak them.
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.
Brittany Sims, Temple University
Though everyone from John Cena to Channing Tatum seem to be splitting from their significant others, there are still many reasons to believe in classic Hollywood romances.
The meatballs are back, and they’ve hardly changed a bit.
Megan Bender, Citrus College
Twitter’s new 280-character limit is all fun and games until the president starts to use it for his rants, insults and misuse of classified information.
Kristian Porter, Northern Kentucky University
Whether or not their message is effective, discomfiting or timely, every American has the right to voice their thoughts.
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