Category Archives: Opinions

Why Don’t Scandals Move the Needle in Election Polling?

Despite repeated scandals and gaffes on either side of what has been a consistently antagonistic and even volatile election, media coverage of these blunders has done little to shift American voters towards or away from their candidate. To anyone paying attention to this presidential election

#RIPVine: For the Culture

We shall mourn the loss of Vine by celebrating all of the goofy, witty, artistic and insightful six-second videos it had to offer. But, more importantly, we will mourn the loss of the voice it gave to black youth. Without this platform, people of color will have

Live From New York, It’s the 2016 Presidential Election

Many Americans are dreading the outcome of the upcoming election between two of the most disliked presidential candidates in American political history. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have stirred up drama, hope, and contempt throughout this election cycle, leaving voters searching for a light

“Genuine Good Fun”: How Fox News Pissed Off the “Docile Asians”

Earlier this month, Fox News riled up the Asian-American community with a jaw-dropping episode filled with “light-hearted” racist innuendos. “The O’Reilly Factor” segment, titled “The Chinatown Edition,” was supposedly inspired by the myriad of times that “China” was mentioned during the first presidential debate. In

Is the Media Stumbling on Immigration Coverage?   

Immigration reform has been a hot topic during this election cycle. With both presidential nominees presenting very different plans for the betterment of our current deportation system, it is clear that the issue is far from being resolved. Traditionally, when people think about illegal immigration and

Op-ed: In Defense of Cyril Almeida

On October 10, 2016, the Pakistani government placed a reputed and well-known columnist on the “Exit Control List,” banning the journalist from leaving Pakistan. The journalist was Cyril Almeida, who, only four days earlier, had published a widely-circulated article on a closed-door meeting of national

Grabbing Tr**p by the Pussy: Censorship in the Media

Disclaimer: This article contains graphic language. Since the video of Donald Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women was released, news organizations have been questioning whether they should publish exactly what he said word for word, obscenity for obscenity. Ultimately, the words he used and how he used